Friday, 12 November 2010

Aisha and the first multi-legged arthropods

Still tired, so having another lazy evening in. Watching David Attenborough explore the origins of life, and the first creature to walk on land, which he calls Aisha, and its modern equivalent, the velvet worm.

After digging around in the damp trunk of a fallen Australian tree in a rainforest, I expected something completely grotesque and pointy. Instead, the velvet worm turned out to be extremely cute, with bimbly legs and a soft coat, so I thought I woud share it with you. Happy weekend!

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