A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.
Hoosier cavefish (Amblyopsis hoosieri): The Hoosier cavefish is a subterranean blind fish from southern Indiana, U.S., first discovered in 2013. Scientists found that the species was divided into two distinct evolutionary lineages: one north of the Ohio River, in Indiana, and one south of the river, in Kentucky.
The Hoosier cavefish—always blind—
Must have a well adapted mind—
You know, the very sort of kind
That you and I and all possess.
And that’s the reason, in a mess,
That you and I (shall we confess?)
Do not make errors of the sort
That might elicit some retort
(The unkind kind)—or cause a court
To call us to a sad account
Because the staggering amount
We owed would rival that tall mount—
Yes, Everest, yes, that’s the peak.
So, Hoover cavefish, as we speak,
You’re in the dark—it’s hide-n-seek!
And with the darkness all around,
The best news is (I could expound)
Is that it’s hard there to be found!