Images of fish found in park pond make Twitterati call it interesting creature
Images of a fish having long mouth and spiked teeth shared online recently piqued the attention of Twitterati after it was found to resemble an alligator. Posted by Radnor Township Police Department, the fish found in a pond at a park is a rare species, known as alligator gar fish, and is found commonly in the Gulf of Mexico. The zoo authorities informed the police when they were notified by the locals. However, the fish died before it could be rescued. Since being shared, the photos garnered the attention of many though, with varied comments on the post. While some were surprised and wrote that they have never seen such a fish, others thought it to be an “interesting” creature. The carcass of the fish was later handed over to the Pennyslyvania Fish and Boat Commission for preservation and educational purposes.
Buffalo calf ‘chasing away’ elephant with mother in tow leaves net in splits
A video of a buffalo calf trying to chase away an elephant has netizens bowled over by the calf’s cuteness, all over again. The resurfaced old clip shows the buffalo calf charging towards the elephant and the pachyderm walking back to avoid the little one. However, the funny part is the mother buffalo running behind its child to prevent it from getting close to the elephant, but the young buffalo does not back down and continues its playful combat. The clip captioned, ‘Elephant has no clue what to do when it gets charged by a baby water buffalo’ garnered over 1.2 lakh views in no time. Netizens who watched it came up with various memes and witty imaginary conversations in the comments section.
Japanese artist’s floral animal sculptures for latest art series win internet
The internet was awed by images of animal sculptures made with leaves, twigs and flowers, all thanks to the Japanese artist Raku Inoue. The artist, who is also a photographer, pointed out that his inspiration was Ikebana-the ancient and traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement. Raku stated that the latest images are part of an art series, ‘Natura Insects’, which features animals and insects, all created using flowers, stems, leaves and twigs from his garden. Raku recollected that during childhood, he would spend his summers at his grandmother’s house and one day, he picked up flowers from the ground and made his first floral insect-a dragonfly. Netizens were awed by his work as the artist not only made the specimens realistic but the usage of bright colours enhanced their features.