turtle tears

What do butterflies and turtle tears have in common?

Funny question, I know, but it’s more than mere nonsense.

It turns out that butterflies sip turtle tears to satisfy their need for salt.


Photo courtesy of Lufonz via Flickr, CC BY-ND 3.0

Who even knew that turtles cry, right?

Apparently, it’s not out of sorrow, though—simply an eye-moistening matter.

Even so, there’s something rather fairytale-esque about seeing a butterfly drying a turtle’s tears.

But bees?

Well, that’s a different story.

Watch these bees pestering a turtle for its tears  …

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This is very interesting! Who would have ever known what was really going on? It is always so amazing how intricately we are all connected in nature. Nothing goes to waste!

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