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Jan 10, 2006

Extreme close up!

Is this what a mouse sees seconds before being (licked and) eaten?


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Alertly pointed out by Sparky, from the Shisso blog.

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okay, i don't believe that close-up is real. those tongue-spikes look like the rubber things on your toothbrush for digging between teeth.

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 09:47 AM

That tongue! Oh my! It looks downright scary! I love the feel of a kitty's tongue kissing on me all the same, though! :)

Lily Bleu
 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 09:48 AM

that first one reminds me of how sometimes when I was a kid & we had cats, I'd look at the cat & he'd look like that, but with a bit of fang sticking out from the top. Killer cats!!! LOL

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 09:53 AM

Crikey, that tongue is downright plain scary. Not cute, not cute at all!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 10:26 AM


 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 10:29 AM

Awesome! Cute _and_ functional!

I have a lot of pictures of the insides of my cats' noses and ears because they're fascinated by the camera and just want to check it out when I'm trying to take their pictures.

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 10:34 AM

this makes me happy. kitties are so sweet.

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 11:04 AM

Oh, that tongue is intense.

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 11:21 AM

Great close up of the tounge!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 11:26 AM

Extreme Close Up?



 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 12:25 PM

That tongue is wayyy scary!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 12:41 PM

OH how cuuuuute!!! I wuv widdle kitties, and their cute widdle noses!

Jan Snelling
 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 12:48 PM

Have I mentioned I welcome our new kittie overlords? Please don't use that spiky tongue on me, Oh Great Feline Master!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 12:49 PM

Oh no! The tongue is going to get me! Help!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 01:11 PM

Wow, no wonder they get hairballs!!!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 01:31 PM

I would pay good money for high-res prints of either of these photos. Fantastic shots, simply fantastic.

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 02:49 PM

I can smell the tuna breath goodness from here!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 03:09 PM

That top photo looks just like my late cat...wonderful green eyes. :)

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 03:22 PM


 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 03:35 PM

Ohmygodsogross. As if I needed another reason to hate cats. Ew!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 04:25 PM

It's spelled tongue! T-O-N-G-U-E!
Sorry, just one of my pet spelling peeves. Please carry on with the oohing and aahing : )

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 04:27 PM

If you've ever seen a cat stuck to a sweater by the tongue, this is why.

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 04:29 PM

but as for the first picture...
that space between nose and lip.. that little cheek... that's the best spot to be petted!!! (even for us bunnies)

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 04:44 PM

That tongue makes me itchy!!!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 04:49 PM

What? This site is supposed to be all about over-the-top adorable. Leave the interesting or odd to someone else. I want to see little fluffy things, not a close up of a tongue. :(

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 05:06 PM

wonderful pics...but not what I would call 'cute'.

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 05:20 PM

Count me in with those who find this cute. The velvety kitty chin in shot 1, the pink nubbly tongue in shot 2, both made me smile. Then again I like a BIG cat as much as a little kitten.

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 06:16 PM

Eek...the tongue! The tongue! (Doesn't come out right in print.)

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 06:22 PM

That tongue shot is way...way cool, and educational:) But I don't think these pictures belong on this site...it's not head popping cute. But it is kewl.

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 06:38 PM

Thats a neat picture! Im in vet school and in anatomy we looked at tongues under a microscope- but that by far looks better!

 |  Jan 10, 2006 at 09:54 PM

I think that the owner of the tongue is cute enough that it totally belongs here. Besides, if Meg hadn't blogged it, I wouldn't have seen it. And I'm glad I saw it!

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 12:30 AM


*runs away*

(So scawy!)

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 02:33 AM

That tongue is going to give me nightmares.

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 02:45 AM

i didn't think "wow this is cute" when I saw this picture...I thought "wow - the composition of these photos and color balance are amazing. nice macro photography!" the cat's cute, but the photos themsevles are better (of course being a photographer, I would notice something like that first. haha)

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 05:15 AM

that tongue looks like velcro.. and now i totally understand why my cats tongue feels so scratchy

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 06:40 AM

Amazing to see a cat's tongue up close. No wonder it works so well!! Great photo for a biology class too.

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 07:22 AM

Great details!! Great shot!!

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 08:16 AM

my daughter and I just looked at this picture of the tongue. Then we looked over at our cat who was....licking his butt.

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 09:53 AM

I love my kitties...and other peoples kitties...but the close up of that tongue is so freakin' icky it makes me squirm in my seat! AGGH!!

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 10:32 AM

The cat tongue: Is it cute? No. Is it my new desktop image, due to the lovely colors, nice composition and squicky detail? Yes.

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 01:54 PM

Hi, sorry for not talking about cuteness here, but I just got so curious about what camera you have used to take those photos? ;]

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 03:50 PM


 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 04:20 PM

Wow.. that tongue is just.. whoa o__O" but the kitty is cute, it's just that i've never seen a cat's tongue that up-close. o__O"

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 05:49 PM

Thats one smug cat. "Yes, I know I am adorable, I am a cat." Kittens have nothing on grown kitties!

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 05:49 PM

wat the hell is that?!?

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 06:26 PM

looking y r u guys looking at the tongue wat about the cat?

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 06:44 PM

Lots of up-side-down Kiss chocolates!!!

(Some elongated...)

 |  Jan 11, 2006 at 07:26 PM

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