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Googly Eyed Creatures

Updated on July 2, 2014

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.

Image credit: Wikipedia

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,

Tarsier video

Tarsier
Tarsier

Tarsier

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.

Image credit: Wikipedia

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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
Devon Rex Cat

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...

Image source: Wikipedia

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit. - Your comments are always most welcome.

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      Ben Reed 3 years ago

      @flinnie lm: Thank you

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi what fun and wonderful creatures.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @countrymum: Thank you.

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      countrymum 4 years ago

      I'm new to squidoo, and just had to stop by and take a look at your lens purely because of its great title, love it!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @Namsak: Thank you.

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      Namsak 4 years ago

      Well done on a lens full of weird critters.

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      steadytracker lm 4 years ago

      A great lens. I wanted to point out that you called them Tarsius, but they are actually called Tarsier. I live in the Philippines, the last place to see these virtually extinct primates. A wonderful lens though. Thank you for sharing.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @Dusty2 LM: Thank you - your comments are very much appreciated.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Interesting lens. You know, I have never took notice of critters or fish that have googly or bug eyes before now. It was a hard decision between the Bush Baby and Tarsius as they both were close. Again, I thought this lens was interesting and well done. I appreciate you writing and sharing this lens. Thank You for stopping by my How To Make An Easy Homemade Kindle E-reader Book Cover lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as i appreciate it. Hope you have an A1 Day!