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Googly Eyed Creatures
Big Eyed Creatures
Welcome to my lense Googly Eyed Creatures. This lense contains my favorite creatures with googly or bubble eyes. Googly eyed is a term that describes being wide-eyed. Now we all think its cute or sweet when we see a young puppy, small body, slightly bigger head and even bigger eyes staring innocently at you - it makes you want to swoon. But nature has its own ideas, adaptations and uses for large eyes and not all are for such cute purposes.
Some of these are simply adorable, some are somewhat scary and others - well, I'll let you make up your own mind on these...
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Updated 2nd July 2014 p.m.
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Bubble Eyed Fish - video
A fancy variety of Goldfish. The eyes point upwards and have two fluid-filled sacs or bladders next to them. Strangely, these fish are not good swimmers and don't actually see that well. A case of being bred for their look and not an adaptation that nature by itself would have made I suspect.
Bush Baby or Galago - video
Bush Babies live throughout Africa in woodlands and bush-lands.
Bush Baby - Little Night Monkeys
Bush Babies use their speed to advantage. They can jump 30 times their own length. very useful for hunting.
Ogre Faced Spider - video
This spider derives its name from it large protruding eyes and fangs. They also have the ability to cast nets of silk at their prey.
These amazing spiders tend to live on the underside of vegetation. This enables them to avoid predators and to stay out of the daylight,
The Tarsier is a small primate that lives in southeast Asia. But don't be deceived by these little animals big eyes and apparent cuteness - they are meat eaters - and lets face it, the picture of the Tarsier to the right does have something of a demonic look to it...in fact it reminds me of something out of that film called Gremlins.
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Which is your favorite googly eyed creature?
Leaf Tailed Ghecko - video
As adults, they can grow to be about 6 inches in length. They don't have eyelids, but instead have a transparent membrane covering their eyes. This lizard uses its vision to hunt insects at night.
Devon Rex Cat
The Devon Rex cat is sometimes called "Pixie Cat" or "Alien Cat" because of its strange appearance. They have big eyes, slightly upturned nose and very short whiskers.
I find this cats eyes strangely hypnotic...
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