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.
I know there are some who may wish
That I’d speak of a species of fish
Let’s look at the wrasse
Alone in its class
Dead tissue is one favourite dish.
The cleaner’s the best-known of these
Cleaning big fishes’ mouths, if you please
It’s a service unbeaten,
Though they sometimes get eaten,
And that must cause them some unease!
If you think they’re all small, you’d be wrong;
There’s one more than two metres long.
It must search north and south
For a large enough mouth,
And its host must perforce be headstrong.
For information about the Wrasse, see a-z animals