Bees Drinking Turtle Tears II

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interesting interaction in the Amazon- bees, and more often butterflies, are quick to fly in to take a sip of tears in a turtle's eyes. This behavior is almost certainly done to obtain sodium (salt), which is a hard to find mineral in much of the behavior was only recently reported by scientists, and we may be the first to capture this fascinating interaction on film. More info here: bird in this video is the spotted sandpiper, and attempts to eat the bees flying around the turtle.

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