Nature can be truly astonishing. If you’ve seen the first episode of BBC’s Planet Earth II, you might be thinking the same — grandiose scenes featuring the most majestic of nature’s animals.
But there are also a lot of lesser-known creatures that are at least as interesting, and maybe even more so. They’re the weird-looking, glowing or slimy organisms hiding on the sea floor or deep in a rainforest. And now someone decided to share them with the world.
The only thing @Strange_Animals does is share the weird and wonderful from our planet’s fauna, and it has quickly grown to be one of my favorite Twitter accounts. For example, check out this crazy caterpillar that looks like it’s wearing a flashy jacket:
The saddleback caterpillar is covered in fleshy horns & hairs which release an irritating venom.
(Photo: Mary Keim) pic.twitter.com/kn4wUlYvv1
— Strange Animals (@Strange_Animals) October 24, 2016
Or maybe this blue, slimy friend roaming the Christmas Islands.
The cymbal bubble snail is found in Hawaii & Christmas Island. pic.twitter.com/qpbPnSTPFJ
— Strange Animals (@Strange_Animals) October 6, 2016
And this one looks like it straight up escaped from a Pokémon game.
The axolotl is a critically endangered salamander from Mexico. It has the ability to regenerate lost body parts. pic.twitter.com/yLkwMOZoxU
— Strange Animals (@Strange_Animals) October 2, 2016
It’s impressive how many weird creatures I’ve never seen before, so I love getting this daily dose of nature in my feed.
If you’re not a fan of Twitter, they’re also on Instagram, so there’s officially no reason why you shouldn’t keep tabs on the strange animals that inhabit our world.