Did you know this real-life crittur is as strange as any Alebrijes? The Aye-Aye lemur from Madagascar …

… only weighs about 6 lbs, but they have teeth that literally can chew through concrete. Their weird middle finger is essentially creepy, as are their staring yellow eyes and scruffy hair. They are the only mammal known to use echolation like bats, by tapping this finger on wood to locate the grubs they eat, and then using that finger to fish the grubs out. Unfortunately, some people believe that if the Aye-Aye points that finger at you, you are cursed ,and they kill the poor things whenever they can. The result is about 20 Aye-ayes left in captivity and probably about 100 in the wild.

Art done with Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolors on Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard.

Any Andre Norton scifi book fans around? The first time I saw a picture of the Aye-Aye lemur from Madagascar,I screamed “It’s Eet!”, one of her characters from the ‘Zero Stone’.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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