Woodpeckers are a trypophobe’s least-favorite bird since the little feathered friends are responsible for millions and millions of tiny holes in the world’s trees. At least the birds try to make up for it by packing those same holes with acorns.
We guess this is so the birds will be able to come back and have a snack once the weather turns cold, but we all know they won’t remember where those acorns have gone. Still, we don’t know if trypophobes are also afraid of filled holes, but this has to be a little better than empty ones, at least. Thanks, woodpeckers, for fixing that problem that you created.
The Tree of Horrors
Here we see a perfect example of something that would have a trypophobe hackle up. We see a tree studded with tiny holes, thanks, no doubt, to the woodpecker in the frame and all its friends. You see woodpeckers peck through trees to get at tasty, tasty bugs.
We can't fault them for such a thing, but they tend to make a mess in big trees like this one. They also really like to try and peck through the wooden siding. It turns out that slamming your face into a tree a million times makes it hard to think straight.
Fear the Bees
Bees are great little guys to have around – they help flowers bloom, they help trees produce fruit, and they give a particular summer feeling that can't be beaten. Still, their hives can sometimes be less than a joy to look at, and oh, god, look at all those little holes.
It's obvious why such an intricate and detailed hive has so many little openings – those bees have to sleep somewhere. That doesn't mean anyone has to like it, though. Thankfully, this hive was deserted when the picture was taken. If it weren't, this would be a story of human bravery.
Don't Go Stealing Tiny Rocks
Looking for cool shells at the beach is fun and easy. The constant movement of water is a surefire way to get something with lots of little holes, like this shell. However, this shell is also packed full of tiny rocks, which seems a little more gross and unnatural.
So, of course, the most likely explanation is that a hermit crab very diligently filled all those little holes with rocks of a perfect shape and size. Hopefully, the person who took this pic put the shell back where she found it so that crab's hard work doesn't go to waste.
There Could Be Anything Inside
When seashells spend enough time in the water, the constant abrasion and salt in it tend to wear them down. Some shells have strange interior construction that will lead to pictures like this one. Tiny, tiny holes are great places for little sea creatures to hide.
You can bet your bottom dollar there are plenty of things in the water that could pack into those openings. They might be too small to see with the naked eye, but they're there. Even if we can't see them, we can at least enjoy the cool little apartments that nature has provided for them.