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Anonymous asked: Have you heard of the sooty owl? They are frightening and their eyes are probably hell portals.

iguanamouth:

i DID actually while i was looking up owls a while back oh MAN they have incredible faces, like some kinda confused ghost who ended up in a bird and now just has to live with it

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looks like they come in lesser and greater sooty flavors, and theyre both pretty similar except for their sizes (about 43 cm for the greater, 37 for the lesser)

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theyre like someone took a barn owl and just lowered the brightness, threw some speckles in there, made their eyes a direct portal to the infinite nightmarish abyss, called it a day

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the YOUNG SOOTY OWLS on the other hand dont even look like real animals. they look like someone made a dodo out of felt and accidentally left it in a dryer. owls are great

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rhamphotheca:

Caterpillar ID - SC, USA:
So last month I found this caterpillar on a plant, any idea what it turns into? or what it is?
Paxon:
This is the larva of a Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) butterfly. They feed mainly on the leaves of citrus plants, and their relatives. You may have noticed that if you mess with it, it will stick out its sticky and stinky red/orange horns (osmeteria). You may have noticed… this caterpillar is a bird shit mimic :3
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/citrus/giantswallowtail.htm
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-cresphontes

rhamphotheca:

Caterpillar ID - SC, USA:

So last month I found this caterpillar on a plant, any idea what it turns into? or what it is?

Paxon:

This is the larva of a Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) butterfly. They feed mainly on the leaves of citrus plants, and their relatives. You may have noticed that if you mess with it, it will stick out its sticky and stinky red/orange horns (osmeteria). You may have noticed… this caterpillar is a bird shit mimic :3

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/citrus/giantswallowtail.htm

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-cresphontes

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