I've been craving doodling up something sort of magical, and I ultimately decided on recreating elements of the flashback doodle I shared yesterday. As a preface, though I have always enjoyed the Harry Potter series, I do have at least one particular qualm with it. The Harry Potter series includes wonderful things like magic, owls, castles, and books. What it doesn't have enough of, though, are cats. Where are all of the cats? It's a story about witches and wizards, so where are all the magical cats? It's okay, though, because I'll happily add some cats.
Strange doodle, huh? Sorry. I just can't help myself.
Wishing you all a magical day!
Did you know?Did you know that cat eyes are roughly 6 times more sensitive to light than human eyes, and owl eyes are roughly 100 times more sensitive to light than human eyes? This is why both animals see far better in the dark than humans. A number of ocular characteristics affect the level of an animal's night vision. For example, having large eyes and pupils compared to the size of the body, as is the case for both cats and owls, can lead to better night vision. The number and sensitivity of rod cells in the eyes also affects night vision, and both cats and owls have rod cells that make their night vision superior to that of humans.
Additionally, cats and owls, and even a number of other animals that do not include humans, also have a tapetum lucidum. The tapetum lucidum, sometimes shortened to just tapetum, is a reflective layer at the back of the eye. It more or less serves as a mirror that allows cats' eyes and owls' eyes to gather in as much light from the environment as possible. This tapetum is also largely the reason why the eyes of cats, owls, and even dogs appear to glow when light hits them. We can thank the tapetum lucidum for our kitties' laser beam eyes.