As my contribution to the A-Z blogging challenge this year, I shall be offering each day a limerick or rhyme having as its subject the day’s keyword, the keywords being based on a selection of strange, unusual or interesting animals drawn from Strange Animals blog or a-z animals website.
You may think that I’ve shown you some creatures
With interesting and unusual features
But we’ve yet to espouse
The Tongue-eating louse.
Here’s one for all of you teachers.
Through its gills it enters the fish
And sticks to its favourite dish
While it is still young
It feasts on the tongue;
To replace it is its only wish.
It then does no harm to its host,
Living life as a tongue at its post.
The fish isn’t harmed
Or even alarmed.
No need for a witty riposte!
For information about the Tongue-eating louse, see Strange Animals