08 Mar


Brendan Carroll, Novelist

I’ve recently seen a couple of posts on Facebook that are highly disturbing. The photograph, taken through an electron scanning microscope, reveals a creature so bizarre as to cause nightmares in even the most fearsome redneck and/or semi-immortal Scottish alchemist with a golden sword.

As you can see, this creature, commonly called a Water Bear is NO bear I’ve ever seen or heard of (as you know, I do not care for bears and thought the name highly appropriate in any case) also called Moss Piglets (too cute for this monster).Tardigrade in Moss It’s real name is Tardigrade by the fellow who discovered it. It has no eyes and no discernible ears. That means you can’t scare it away by looking mean and it won’t be able to hear you if you scream at it. Having said that, let me fill you in on a few facts about this critter. (And no, that is not…

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7 responses to “

  1. M T McGuire

    08/03/2013 at 20:22

    That is vile. Completely vile. I’m sorry to hurt its feelings but… really.



    • Mira Kolar-Brown

      09/03/2013 at 09:16

      It looks like a man-made bean toy to me, to be honest.
      Which doesn’t mean that it hasn’t got any feelings, of course. 🙂

  2. lazylauramaisey

    08/03/2013 at 11:44

    That is crazy!


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