Nature can be a beautiful thing to observe. The majesty of seeing a caterpillar emerge from its cocoon as a graceful butterfly, for instance. These facts we recently uncovered, however, are pretty much the opposite of beautiful. Each of these animals found in the wild are hiding disgusting, terrifying, or down right spooky secrets. 1. Hippos kill more people in Africa than lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos combined.
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From a jungle of rain-washed pines and junipers spearing the new blueness from the Florida sky, ran a small, tawny-haired boy. His bare toes, extending from his overalled legs, crackled against the fallen palmettos. He leaped into the air, flinging his arms towards a flock of white doves circling over him.
-The better to eat you with, my DearPraying Mantis:The Praying Mantis is usually found in warm tropical habitats. It's not unheard of for the female to bite the head of the male off during mating. When she it done mating with the headless male, she will then completely eat her mate. Mantises are exclusively predatory. Insects are their main diet, but larger species have been known to prey on small mammals and birds and successfully capture and devour.
The vicious Mantis is completely carnivorous and takes on a deceptively humble posture when searching for food. When potential prey comes within range, the mantis thrust its long spiked forelegs forward to grasp the insect. Usually the Mantis will then bite its prey's head off first, but isn't uncommon for it to just slowly eat it's prey alive one small bite at a time. -you selfish, murderous, babyCuckoo bird: The cuckoos are for the most part solitary birds that rarely occur in pairs or groups.
In addition to not liking the company of others, the female cuckoo bird is too lazy (or spoiled?) to raise it's own baby. So, it adapted a slightly odd behavior, it will raid the nest of another bird called the Warbler and eat some of it's eggs, and then lays ones of her own. Since the Cuckoos eggs look very similar to the warbler's, the mother Warbler doesn't notice and continues to incubate the cuckoo's egg until it hatches.
The Warbler then proceeds to feed her babies including the Cuckoo's baby. As the cuckoo grows to be three times the size of the Warbler babies. It's in the Cuckoo's nature is to be selfish and murderous. To ensure it's ,unknowingly, adoptive mother will be able to supply enough food, the young Cuckoo will push the other babies out of the nest killing them, just to make sure it gets enough food. -"Waiter, there is a fly in my soup.
"Cochineal bug: Many foods we eat have insects or insect parts in them that we don't see. The Levels. They are the limit which FDA will take legal action against the product and remove it from the market. Cochineal extract and carmine are commonly used to dye food, rinks and cosmetics various -What's the matter? Parasite got your tongue?Tongue eating louse: It's scientific name is Cymothoa Exigua. This is one creepy animal.
It's a parasitic crustacean which averages to be 1.2" to 1.6" long. This recently discovered parasite enters through the gills of a fish, latch onto the fishes tongue and drink blood through it's front claws, causing the tongue to atrophy from lack of blood and eventually the tongue falls off. The parasite then replaces the fish's tongue by attaching its own body to what is left of the tongue. This doesn't seem to cause any other damage to the host fish.
This is the only known case of a parasite functionally replacing a host organ. It is currently believed that C. Exigua are no threat to humans unless picked up alive, in which case they can bite. This parasite is commonly found off the coast of California, aside from one isolated incident where one was found in the United Kingdom, and for some reason unknown, is only found on the Spotter Rose Snapper.
-"Yes fungus, you are my master"Cordyceps - Parasitic Fungi: This parasitic fungi actually has the ability of mind control! Cordyceps is a genus of ascomycete fungi that includes about 400 described species. Is an air born Fungus that infects insects. An ant for instance, will be infected via the tracheae. It then begins to feed on the insect from the inside out until ready to mature, when it will enter the brain.
Using chemical pheromones this fungi will take control of it's host forcing it to climb to a high location that is an optimal environment for the Fungus. The insect will then die by the fungi eating the brain. It will then will sprout a stem with spores out of the top of the host head.The genus has a worldwide distribution and most of the approximately 400 species have been found in Asia. Notably Nepal, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand).
Cordyceps species are very common, wide spread, and diverse in humid temperatures and tropical forests. Cochineal Beatle extracts have been hidden under the terms ‘artificial colors.’Berries: 4 larvae per 500g or 10 whole insects per 500gCanned sweet corn: 2-3mm-length larvae, cast skins or fragmentsCanned mushrooms: 20 maggots per 100gpeanut butter: 60 fragments per 100g (136 per lb)Apple butter: 5 insects per 100g Videos of strange and weird Animal.
-Here's blood in your eyeHorned lizard: (Phrynosoma)If your looking for strange animal behavior, this is definitely on the list. The short horned lizard is commonly referred to as a “horned toad” because its flattened shape and short, round snout give it a toad like look. Their habitat is that of semi-arid environments of and the numerous spines across their back. They mostly feed on ants, waiting for them to camouflage, they have adapted quite a remarkable talent.
In order to ward off hungry predators, they are capable of inflating their bodies up to twice their size, almost like a spiny balloon. And if this doesn't work, they shoot blood from their eyes. The blood comes from the ducts of their eyes and can travel a distance of up to three feet. The purpose of this is to confuse would be predators, but it also contains a chemical that is noxious to wolves, dogs, and coyotes and flat out disguising.
-"I will destroy you, and your family!"Baculo viruses: Imagine there was a virus that could not only kill you, but actually force you to go out and infect as many other people as possible? A virus like this does exists, in caterpillars at least. Normal behavior for this caterpillar is that during the day it will climb to tops of trees to eat and return to the ground at night to sleep. Unless, they are infected with the Baculo Virus.
The virus begins by dissolving and destroying the caterpillar's insides, then attacking the brain, manipulating the caterpillar's behavior in such a way that it spends what little strength it has left making its way high into the trees. The reason for this is to better disperse the virus, of course. The baculo virus doesn't just compel the caterpillar to climb to the highest point in the trees, it also uses the caterpillar's body to reproduce.
As it does so, the caterpillar dies, liquefies, and then disperses the virus all over the underlying foliage, infecting any other caterpillars it may come in contact with. Those caterpillars will then repeat the behavior. -"Kiss me" Blob fish need love too.Blobfish: (Psychrolutes marcidus): This weird looking deep sea fish is of the family Psychrolutidae. It lives in the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, it's rarely seen by humans and very little research have been done about this "geourgous?" creature.
Blobfish live at depths where the pressure is several dozen times higher than on land, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the flesh of the blobfish mostly consist of a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without using much energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage since it primarily swallows food that happens to floats in front of it.
Blobfish can be caught by bottom trawling with nets. Trawling like this in the waters off Australia may threaten the blobfish in what is probably its only habitat. The Blobfish is endangered and currently facing extinction due to deep-sea fishing. Videos and photos of ghost and an index of haunted locations in the U.S. Page 1 - 2> Creepy creatures, weird animals, disturbing facts, and more..
.Serial killers and horror movies are not the only place to find stomach turning, disturbing facts and images. These weird, strange animals and bizarre creatures of nature, that we consider horrific, are all around us. Weird animals from parasites, weird fish, poisonous insects, oddities of nature, and vicious animal predators. Please read and inform your self of these weird animals and disturbing facts of nature.
Also, if you happen to know of any strange animals or odd animal behavior, let us know and we will add it to the list. 10 interesting andodd animal facts. 1: When flying from a cave, bats always exit to the left due to the moon's position. 2: The giant quid's eye is about the size of a basket ball, the largest eye in the world.
3: The Kitli's Hog Nosed Bat, from Thailand is the smallest mammal in the world.4: Humans and Giraffes both have only seven vertebrae in their neck.5: Alligators are unable to move backwards.6: Frogs use their eyes to help push food down their throat, therefor they can't swallow with their eyes open.7: Crocodiles eat stones and rocks to help with their digestion.
8: African Elephants only have four teeth for chewing their food.9: A dogs nose print is as individualized as a human finger print and can be used to identify them. 10: Snails have the ability to sleep for three years straight. [embedded content] Page 1 - 2> This amazing animal is the world's Tiniest Vertebrate, Paedophryne Amauensis Frog,Discovered In New Guinea -We eat peoplePiranha: A piranha is an omnivorous freshwater fish that lives South American rivers.
It is best known for it veracious appetite for being a meat eating fish.In 1976 a packed bus crashed into the Amazon killing 39 people. Few escaped and survived. The rest parished while still in the bus. When the bus was retrieved later that day the remains of the 39 dead had been mutilated by piranha. Some stripped to bare bone. Piranhas themselves are also popular as food, although if an individual piranha is caught on a hook or line it may be attacked by other piranhas before brought out of water.
They occasionally bite and sometimes injure bathers and swimmers. A piranha bite is considered more an act of carelessness than that of misfortune, but piranhas are a considerable nuisance to commercial and sport fishers because they steal bait, mutilate catch, damage nets and other gear, and may bite when handled. -You can run, but you can't hide.Snake head fish: (Channidae)Described as “something from a bad horror movie” Some describe this weird Snake-head-fish as having ”a voracious appetite, consuming all other fish in a lake or pond.
It has the ability to slither across land, staying out of water for up to three days, to find new sources of food.” Once on land snakeheads can eat almost any small animal in its path. In China, they are even known to attack people. This monster can grow up to three feet in length and over 6 kilograms in weight. They also reproduce rapidly since they have no natural enemies outside of their native environments.
Within their native environments, small Snakefish are consumed by crocodiles and alligators. Because of their ability to move into new habitats and wipe out local ecosystems (and to then hop out of the water and walk on over to another body of water and repeat the process over and over) Snakefish have been prohibited in 13 American states and other countries. -ya, thats one big bug!like the Belostomatidae can reach up to 4.
7 inches!All bugs in the Belostomatidae family are fierce predators which hunt, capture and feed on aquatic crustaceans, fish and amphibians. This huge bug will lie motionless at the bottom of a body of water, and then wait for it's prey. They will then strike, injecting a powerful digestive saliva and then suck out the liquefied remains. Their bite is considered one of the most painful that can be inflicted by any insect.
Although it is rare, their bite can do permanent damage to humans. Occasionally when encountered by a larger predator, such as a human, they have been known to "play dead" and emit a fluid from their anus to make them look less appetizing. P.S. - Giant water bugs are a popular food in Thailand.