This amazing creature is a lemur that eats ants located in the hollowed areas of trees. What makes this animal unique is that he as one digit on his finger that is longer than the others. He uses it to knock on the wood to find the places where the ants live.
He then creates a hole and uses the extra long digit to scoop out the ants and eat them. Ever since then, the aye-aye has been my favorite strange animal in nature. So imagine my thrill when I came across “Strange But True Animals” by Lori Polydoros, which featured the aye-aye on the cover. I immediately bought it and brought it home for my perusal.
I was not disappointed. It was filled with the strangest animals Mother Nature went on a drunken binge and created. Do you know there is a lizard out there that shoots blood from its eyeballs. The horned lizard uses this as a defense mechanism against attackers. That's definitely a unique defense mechanism.
The book is filled with so many strange animals that you won't be able to put it down. Just be careful and not to read it too late at night, these animals have a way of infiltrating your dreams because there is nothing else like them in nature.