I am about to show you 8 amazing animal defenses that you will not believe. Why do I say that? It’s because they are so strange and, well, unbelievable. But they are amazing nevertheless. Nature sure has a way of taking care of itself, doesn’t it? Take a look:
8 Incredible Animal Defense Mechanisms
When you see what this little HAIRY FROG does to defend itself, well you might cringe a little. Or a lot. (I cringed a lot.)
The PANGOLIN is an odd creature as well. It looks like an armadillo, but is quite different, actually. You might have already guess that it’s outer shell is it’s best defense, but watch the video for more. Not even a wild cat can bite through it.
What the PISTOL SHRIMP can do for defense or to hunt prey truly is unbelievable. Find out what it’s”pistol” can do. The force behind the air it “shoots” is as fast as a car on a highway, very loud, and the bubble it produces can get “as hot as the sun“! This handy pistol is so loud that it can interfere with the sonar of submarines. But don’t let me spoil it more for you. Watch the video.
Pistol Shrimp Slow Motion by Earth Unplugged
The BOMBARDIER BEETLE basically shoots NAPALM at predators? Wowl This insect has the ability to create acids and chemicals in an instant, which it sprays to kill its enemies.
The HAGFISH is another unusual creatures. Find out what this nasty little slippery devil does to defend itself. Eww ….
The MIMIC OCTOPUS is a master of disguise with the ability to figure out what creature to change itself into, depending on the predator and its surroundings. Amazing.
The BOXER CRAB is a clever creature too. It picks up sea anemones, attaches them to the ends of itsclaws like a boxing glove, and uses them as defense against their prey because of the anemones’ stinging power. But that’s not all … Watch the video.
Last, but definitely not least, is the GOBLIN SHARK. The Goblin Shark lives about 4000 feet deep (1219.2 meters) in many different seas around the world. This ugly thing uses its electro-sensitive organs to detect prey. Then, watch what it does … I don’t think I want to run into this creature.
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5 thoughts on “8 Amazing Animal Defenses That You Will Not Believe”
Some interesting information here Jeanne!!! I learned something today, thank you for sharing!!!!
That Goblin shark looks nasty! Cool post.
Wow Jeanne.. Those are some amazing creatures and I know I would not want to be one on one withe any of them. Especially the first one.. Yikes..Great post..
Wow how cool are these animals!
Very interesting animals here. The Goblin shark looks pretty darn scary! I never seen those types of sharks before. Thanks for sharing! 🙂