"Blind Velvet Worm" (Tasmanipatus anophthalmus)
…a species of velvet worm (Phylum: Onychophora) that is endemic to north-eastern Tasmania. True to its common name T. anophthalmus lacks eyes and is completely blind. Like other velvet worms the blind velvet worm is terrestrial and typically inhabits dry eucalyptus forests. Also like other velvet worms it is nocturnal and a predator, feeding on small invertebrates, which are caught via the ejection of sticky fluid from appendages on its head.
Currently Tasmanipatus anophthalmus is listed as Endangered.
Image: Robert Mesibov
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"The tale of the clown is not a wild dream. His name is Cho-Cho, and he knows what he is talking about…
By his antics and games he impresses on the children the proper things to eat and drink, and how often to bathe, sleep, and play”
Do as Cho-Cho says.
He is the health clown.
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