Saturday, December 31, 2016

ZooWeird 31

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

The blue glaucus occurs in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world's oceans. Areas where the slug can be found include the East and South Coast of South Africa, European waters, the east coast of Australia and Mozambique. The species floats upside down on the ocean's surface. (Animal info from

He’s such lovely little thing—
So far unlike a “slug,”
A word that seems more fitting for
A boxer—or a thug.

He floats when he is upside down—
Or so I read today—
A way to keep an eye on us
We love to pray, then prey.

He also is (I also read)
So very, very small,
And when you grab this little dude,
He rolls into a ball.

And does he know that we exist—
Have selfies made with him?
If so, I bet he’d take a dive
Back in the sea and swim.

(Far, far away from us.)

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