These incredible photos show reptiles of the Amazon plodding around with allsorts of butterflies hanging around them. You’ll see them resting on theirheads and may think “it’s weird that those turtles are giving them a ride”.What is happening in reality, however, is that the butterflies are drinkingthe turtle’s tears which are laced with sodium. Since sodium is becomingalmost impossible to find in the Amazon, the butterflies have taken todrinking it up off of the turtles, who don’t seem to mind too much!
They’re drinking the reptiles’ tears. The liquid in the eyes of thereptiles contains sodium, which is a mineral that has become harder and harderto find in the western Amazon. Naturally, the butterflies had to come up witha solution. Reptiles get plenty of sodiumthrough their meat-eating diet, while butterflies can’t seem to get enough.
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