Nothing taught me about the circle of life like seeing my albino frog with our shark-but-not-a-shark fish in its mouth did. As hard as I tried to save the poor little guy from our frog’s pale webby fingers (which was really limited to yelling at the fish tank), there was nothing I could do. The damage was done. He was a goner. But instead of letting the frog enjoy the rest of his “meal,” I pulled the fish’s half-eaten body from the aquarium and gave him a proper toilet funeral.
Just in case you can’t figure out what a frog eating a shark-fish would look like, it kind of looked like the photo of a shark in another shark (a.k.a. Sharkception) above. Unbelievably enough, this apparently isn’t photoshopped. This photo was taken by someone in University of Delaware’s Ocean Exploration, Remote Sensing, Biogeography (ORB) Lab as scientists were catching the sharks they tagged for research in the Delaware Bay. According to the Facebook photo, that’s a three-foot dog shark in a tiger shark.
The world is a cruel, cruel place.
[Via Boing Boing]