Nhasi mapuruuru atandavara nokuti kondo dzinonzwa meso.


mapuruuru: tadpoles

kondo: hammerkop (a medium-sized wading bird)

tandavara: sprawl (in a relaxed or lazy way)


The tadpoles have sprawled out today because the hammerkops have sore eyes.


Tadpoles are preyed on by the hammerkop. Its diet consists primarily of frogs, tadpoles, small fish, crustaceans, worms, and insects. When fishing, the bird stares into the water with its head angled, searching, looking first with one eye then the other.


When a superior or someone who is feared is away, the subordinates feel relieved and sometimes take advantage of the circumstances.

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