Which creature would be voted the official mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society? There were various nominations and as the election day drew near there was a lot of money on the Lake Titicaca scrotum frog, the proboscis monkey and the pig-nosed turtle but in the end there was a clear outright winner - the blobfish:-
And if you are thinking - it looks so ugly it must be Australian! - then you are right. This aesthetically challenged animal lurks in the deep seas off southern Australia. Of course, it has no natural predators because, as in human society, ugliness is an effective repellent. Certain readers of this post will be able to testify to that - mentioning no names!
Perhaps you thought I made up the Lake Titicaca scrotum frog? Well here's their leader - Malcolm - sulking in the reedy bottom of Lake Titicaca after hearing the election result:-