Weekly Puzzler Answer #114

puzzl-6360Did you get last week’s puzzler? It was a picture of a critter in water that looks a bit like a walking stick. Have you ever encountered one of these?

It is called a water scorpion and as its name suggests, is a fierce predator. Water scorpions can be found in freshwater bodies all over the world, everywhere except Antarctica. See their long tail? They use those just like we use a snorkel–to breathe air! They can grow up to 5 inches long. When another aquatic insect or invertebrate comes by, the water scorpion pierces it with its sharp beak and then injects saliva that sedates it. Yum! Sounds delicious, right?

 

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