ANIMALS WITH ODD SURVIVAL ADAPTIONS
Added on: 25th Mar 2015
When the Texas Horned Lizard feels threatened it literally shoots
blood out of its eyeballs.
The mouth of a wild Komodo dragon is so filthy that many times it
will bite its prey and then follow it around until it dies from the
resulting infection. In fact, scientists aren’t entirely sure how wild
dragons survive with so much bacteria on their tongues.
The pistol shrimp can snap its claw so quickly that it creates a
pressure wave in the surrounding water. The resulting bang is louder
than a jet engine and hotter than the surface of the sun.
The hairy frog, a Central American species, cracks its own toe bones
and shoves them through its feet to create sharp claws
whenever it feels threatened.
The hairy frog isn’t the only creature that uses its own bones as
weapons. The Spanish ribbed newt shoves its ribs through its chest
to ward off predators. Fortunately for them, newts are known
for quick healing skin.
A certain species of French Guinea termite accumulates toxins in a
gland on its back over the course of its life. Eventually, should the
colony come under attack, the older termites that are stuffed with
toxins will blow themselves up near the attackers.
Hagfish are eel shaped marine animals that release a gooey slimy
substance whenever they come under attack. Many times the
substance gets into the gills of the predator and
chokes them to death.
THROWING YOUR ORGANS
Sea cucumbers don’t do much besides sit on the ocean floor,
but should you try to eat one you might get a mouth full of its organs.
Apparently their insides are toxic and foul tasting so whenever they
are attacked they simply expel them onto the predator.
Everyone knows opossums play dead but did you know that the act
is completely involuntary and only brought on by intense fear?
While unconscious they also release a foul smelling odour
that adds to the effect.