A wild raven perches himself on the fence of a human’s farm and squawks for help because he has three porcupine quills stuck in the side of his face. The kind humans who find him attempt to take the quills out, but not without some “lip” from the raven.
"Also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant.
Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees.
The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.
The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”
Rabbit Bot Fly (Cuterebra buccata)
…a species of New World skin bot fly (Cuterebrinae) that is native to northeastern and eastern North America. Like other members of the genus Cuterebra C. buccata larvae are parasitic on rabbits (Typically Sylvilagus floridanus). C. buccata larvae are subcutaenous (under the skin) parasite and will typically bore into their hosts throat or flanks, once there they will feed on their hosts’s flesh. The larvae breaths inside its host by everting its anal spiracle out of the hole.