Meanwhile in the lagoon

Here we have a small mantis shrimp. There are a couple of varieties- the ‘smasher’ and the ‘spearer’. This one lies in wait for a wee fish to swim past it’s hole, and then it lets loose with its arms which are folded back like a praying mantis.

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They are 6/10 on the hardcore scale but too shy to be dangerous and they lack poisonous tips on their arms- that would make them at least an 8.

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