Welcome to this episode of Sir Edward Jonah's Jungle Explorer. In previous episodes, we've sauntered through the steam flats of Venus, submersed the frozen oceans of Uranus and flown swimmingly through the gasses of Saturn. We've crissed and crossed the entire solar system to bring our viewers close-up pictures of strange, alien creatures in their natural habitat; and we know we've shocked you.
Well folks, hang on to your hats, because this time we're going intergallactic.
Welcome to Planet Lovebug. We've traveled over five hundred thousand light years to bring you some never-before-seen footage of a strange and exotic creature that lives in this totally alien environment. Pictured below: two members of the indigenous species Sur-plecia Nearctica-eal are found in their natural habitat performing a mating ritual practiced by countless ancestors of theirs over thousands and thousands of years. The ritual is called Woot-Woot-Whistle-Thump in the native tongue; and these six foot tall arthropodic creatures traditionally perform the ancient mating and fertility dance at daybreak around a hallowed heart tree which is maintained by the local hive; also in the photo.
Outer legs move forward
Inner legs move back
Upper arms spread wide and lift
Lower arms fall and go slack
Outer right sweeps around to behind
Inner left lifts and stomps twice
Upper right swoops down and in front
Lower left swings up with a grunt
Inner right does a jig at the knee
Outer left shuffles; times three
Lower right grasps edge of shell
Upper left gives antenna some hell
Buzzing and whining settles into a drone
Carapi open and they're no longer alone
The Planet Lovebug Vacation, Tourism and Commerce Board wish to express their deepest appreciation to the two younglings, Brebba and Carbunkle, for their cooperation in the documentation of Sur-plecia Nearctica-eal mating habits for scientific purposes. The ritual was a success. One week later, the hive happily reported over three dozen new additions (larvae) added to the group when the rotting, exploded corpses of the happy couple were finally culled; may they rest in peace.
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"The Planet Lovebug Mating Ritual"
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