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These Butterflies Are Kissing Away The Turtle And Crocodile Tears And Here's The Reason

Does it sound like some fairy tale or what? But my friend it is true. Butterflies do drink tears, if not kiss, of crocodiles and turtles.

This strange incident was first spotted by a passenger on a boat trip in the Costa Rica's Puerto Viejo River when he spotted a butterfly and a bee drinking tears of a crocodile, and this process lasted for 15 minutes.

So, why do butterflies and bees sip tears from crocodiles' eyes? Let's find out.

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These Butterflies Are Kissing Away The Turtle And Crocodile Tears And Here's The Reason

These Butterflies Are Kissing Away The Turtle And Crocodile Tears And Here's The Reason

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This strange behavior of butterflies is called lachryphagy.

Butterflies drinking tears of crocodiles and turtles

But, what's the reason behind it?

Butterflies drinking tears of crocodiles and turtles

Well, here's the answer.

Butterflies drinking tears of crocodiles and turtles

Butterflies, bees, and many insects consume nectar, and it doesn't have a lot of salts.

Butterflies drinking tears of crocodiles and turtles

But they need salt for egg production and their metabolism.

Butterflies drinking tears of crocodiles and turtles

That's why they drink tears of crocodiles and turtles to fulfill their need for sodium and other minerals.

Butterflies drinking tears of crocodiles and turtles

In search of vital minerals insect look for tears, sweat and even feces and urine.

Butterflies drinking tears of crocodiles and turtles

Here, watch the video action!

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