If Jack Hanna and Steve Irwin taught us anything, it’s that the world is full of interesting animals and insects. Some of them are adorable enough to cuddle. Others are aggressive hunters that move at lightening speed. And some of them are just downright terrifying (We’re looking at you, great white shark.)
Then there are the creatures that fall into the “well that’s bizarre” category.
There’s no shortage of such living oddities, and no one knows that better than an insect breeder who recently shared a giant creature of the mollusk variety on social media.
Most of us love animals, especially the dog and cat variety.
What’s not to be thrilled about? Unless you’re completely not a pet person, dogs, cats, and all other domestic animals pretty much radiate affection. They’re soft, furry, and make cuddling up on the couch during Netflix binges even more enjoyable. They complete us, and so we buy them ridiculous amounts of toys and treats.
But move into odd creature territory, and there’s a good possibility we get creeped out really fast.
While the collective public tends to gravitate toward furrier friends, when it comes to creeping and crawling beings, the enthusiasm wanes just a bit. Most people don’t want to take the huge spider they found in the dark laundry room for a walk. They want to whack it with a shoe. Also on the “gross” list: other creatures like roaches, ants, and centipedes.
While snails aren’t too strange, they still have a certain creepy factor.
For most people, snails, are kind of like insects in terms of the “ick” factor. But because they’re relatively small and tend to hide under inconspicuous ricks in the garden or yard, they fly largely under the radar. The fact that they’re technically mollusks — not insects or rodents — doesn’t hurt.
This handsome guys actually lets all of nature’s oddities get to know him personally.
Meet Adrian Kozakiewicz. He’s an insect breeder behind Germany’s Insecthaus. With a fearless and loving attitude toward all the world’s creepiest and crawliest, Kozakiewicz has no problem getting up close and personal with all types of multi-legged friends. He has an vested interest in both insects and snails.
He’s, undoubtedly, The Bug Whisperer.
Not many people would fit that title, but cruise through Kozakiewicz’ Facebook page, and it’s easy to see he has no issues with letting his “work” roam where it wants to. He’s one with the bug universe, and seems to love studying his subjects in and out of their natural habitats