animal life

video story TWO

Tanya’s story

Tanya eats leaves. But she’s a fussy eater. The leaves have to be from just a few kinds of plants. Like tansy. (That’s a kind of plant.) She’s so small that you could easily tread on her, and crush her under your feet. Which would be a shame, because she’s pretty.


She’s shiny and green. 


Green is a good colour, especially if you’re small and you eat tansy leaves. It’s harder for the birds to see you, and eat you. Spiders are a different problem – whenever you wander around you can get caught in their sneaky spiders’ webs. Then the spider eats you.


Tanya can't see or smell too well. Wandering around isn’t a good idea, if you find it hard to find your food supply again. The best idea is just stay on the tansy, so that's what she does.


And when winter comes you can just dig down into the ground and sleep all though the cold weather, until the tansy grows back again in the spring. 


Tanya is a ...

Tanya以树叶为食,但她很挑剔,只吃几种特定植物的叶子。比如艾菊(一种植物)。她的身体实在是太小了,很容易被人踩在脚底下。所以你要小心点,她这么漂亮,你绝不会想伤害她。


她的身体涂抹着闪亮的绿色。


绿色是个好颜色,特别当你是以吃艾菊叶为生的小动物时,这会让鸟儿很难发现你,不然会被他们吃掉的。至于蜘蛛,则是另一种麻烦。每次闲逛的时候,一个不小心,你就可能会被他们的蜘蛛网给黏住,然后被吃掉。


Tanya的视力和听力不是很好,因此到处闲逛可不是一个好主意。如果你很难找到食物,最好的办法就是一直待在艾菊上,Tanya的就是这么做的。


当冬天来临的时候,你可以挖到底地下冬眠,一觉睡过这寒冷的冬季。直到来年春天,艾菊重新破土而出之时。

Ignore the meerkats.

 

Tanya is a……

tansy beetle

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