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These Butterflies Drink Tears From A Turtle’s Eyes

These incredible photos show reptiles of the Amazon plodding around with all sorts of butterflies hanging around them. You’ll see them resting on their heads 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 drinking the turtle’s tears which are laced with sodium. Since sodium is becoming almost impossible to find in the Amazon, the butterflies have taken to drinking 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 the reptiles contains sodium, which is a mineral that has become harder and harder to find in the western Amazon. Naturally, the butterflies had to come up with a solution.
Reptiles get plenty of sodium through their meat-eating diet, while butterflies can’t seem to get enough.