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Big Fat "Nope" Creatures From The Land Down Under

This is nightmare fuel to the max! Is there any part of Australia that is like...safer than normal? We're seriously asking. 

This list of creatures is only for the strong. Safe to say, not for us. 

So Australia, it will be a hard "nope" once again from us. 

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Artist Creates Hyperrealistic Paintings Of Fish, Insects, Reptiles And Snails

Meet Young-sung Kim, the extraordinary artist from Seoul, Korea, that is about to take your senses on a magic ride! Kim creates insane hyperrealistic pictures that look way too real for the mind to even comprehend that it's just a painting! 

His paintings, oil on canvas, look more realistic than actual photographs!

The Insider interviewed Kim on his process of what he calls, "an advanced, extreme hyperrealism that precedes any reality — more real than photographs and high-definition monitors." 

He continued describing the process and how planning each new piece involves, "collecting small animals, taking photographs, preparing a canvas, sketching, drawing, and painting with small brushes."

Kim also informed the Insider that he works 12 hours per day on creating these masterpieces.It can take anywhere from 3 to 10 months to complete one painting. 

Since Kim was a small child, he's been "collecting, observing, and studying .. I was amazed at the detail and the subtle colors that I saw in my work, just as I looked through a microscope." 

Why hyperrealism? Kim explains, "I have chosen my genre as hyperrealism because people in today's society think of animals and nature as methods of ornament, experiment, and edibility, My genre may be able to make the people think twice about the unintentionally abusive nature of their behavior towards animals and nature."

"Let's take care of small animals," Kim said. "If they cannot live, humans cannot live either."

We completely agree, Kim! Keep creating and loving life! 

Via The Insider

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This Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic Sculptures Of Reptiles And Insects Completely Made Out Of Paper

Prepare to be amazed! The artist,Tina Kraus, certainly resides in Münster, Germany, and is a freelance illustrator and paper engineer-extraordinaire! Her hyper-realistic paper sculptures will make you do a double-take! 

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17 Hypnotically Colorful And Ridiculously Good Looking Snakes

If you ever were to see one of these snakes in real life, the first instinct would probably be to run away -- and quickly. But if you stopped for a moment longer, you could appreciate just how magnificent their coloring can be. Some of these snakes straight-up just look like dragons. Especially bush vipers that have dragon-like scales and a dragon-shaped head.

Snakes are some of the most misunderstood creatures despite there being lots of snake facts and information available. People seem to have a natural fear and avoidance of snakes, even though some, like the zombie snake, are just big goofy nope-ropes that won't even hurt anyone. 

Snakes in general are fairly common all over the world, as it is believed snakes evolved from burrowing lizards, which were already world-wide. Some snakes are extremely rare, and seeing them is a real treat for enthusiasts. Just be sure to keep a safe distance, and make sure to do that funny dance everyone does if you touch the snake's skin and it grosses you out.

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Melbourne Zoo Has Installed The World's First Gym For Snakes In An Effort To Keep Them in Shape

If there is one thing people don't come to zoos to see, it is flabby snakes and couch potato lizards. Melbourne Zoo has found a way to keep its reptiles buff with the creation of a water gym they think is the first in the world. The real value lies not in getting whatever snakes have instead of abs rippling, but in keeping the precious captives healthy and hopefully happy. Via: IFLScience

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These Cute Reptiles Should Really Be Ashamed Of Themselves

Do you have a scaly pet? Then you will understand these reptile shaming photos that describe the ups and downs, but unconditional, love of reptile owners. Check out some of the cutest reptiles shaming pics we could find. 

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Here's Your Weekly Dose Of Cute! (#5)

We scoured the internet to bring you the cutest animal pictures and gifs of the week! Bringing you cuteness every week - stay tuned for next week's dose!

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Tortoises Strike a Pose for the New Sweater Winter Collection

Winter is just around the corner, and you know what that means, IT'S SWEATER WEATHER! And we aren't the only ones that are going to live it up in layers this year! Tortoises are going all out and have made it known that just because they have a shell, doesn't mean they don't like fashion! 

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