M O S T S H O C K I N G A N I M A L D E F E N S E
MALAYSIAN EXPLODING ANT
Malaysian ants internally combust under threat, causing their bodies to explode ( they wait until their enemies are close enough to die before detonating ).
The sea cucumber can literally take on different body states – from hard to liquid – in order to defend itself has a type of collagen in its skin capable of excreting or absorbing more water effectively changing from a ‘liquid’ to a ‘solid.’
They can turn their bodies into mush, climb through small cracks and then solidify into small lumps so that they cannot be extracted.” Even more amazing than effectively scattering yourself into pieces of your collective whole and then reassembling
The Pacific Ocean Hagfish has a disgusting way of defending itself. When under attack,
it oozes a suffocating slime from its many pores that envelops its predator in a fatal mass of fibrous goo.
The hairy frog or “ horror frog ” intentionally breaks its own bones to turn out a wicked set of cat - like claws. Actively breaks its own bones to produce claws that puncture their way out of the frog’s toe pads, probably when it is threatened.”
The bombardier beetle may look innocent enough, but it is famous for being able to spray boiling hot and chemically toxic bodily fluids in the direction of any would - be predator.
The horned lizard is a seemingly normal looking lizard found in the southwest region of the United States. It doesn’t use its horns to defend itself, as you might expect.
Rather, when attacked, it pressures its own sinus cavities until the blood vessels in its eyes burst, and it sprays its attacker with blood from its eyes.
The skunk, or polecat, is actually an attractive little mammal and some people keep them as pets.skunks are famously the most potent. The skunk’s anal musk is so powerful that if sprayed directly, the victim will experience temporary blindness.
The cute little opossum has a number of tricks up its defensive sleeve. It can play dead. It can foam at the mouth in an attempt to convince its predators that it is toxic, sick.
Opossums playing dead actually slip into a semi - comatose state, thus removing any excitement of the kill for a predator.
Like our little friend the komodo dragon, potato beetle babies ( larvae ) cover themselves in their own poop to avoid being eaten. Unlike baby komodos, the potato beetle’s feces are actually poisonous to predators. Smelly but effective!