These eight animals though look innocent, but very dangerous
These creatures may seem awkward and even pretty, but it is better not to go their way, because each of them is his secret weapon.
Soft and fluffy, with the behavior, which and betrays timidity and diffidence, some are tiny, the animals look so that in any case cannot give rise to fear or a sense of potential danger.
Some of them look almost helpless in the face of predators. Others seem burdened by the need to cope with their own clumsy body, are too ridiculous to inspire thought about the threat.
Meanwhile, evolution took care to reward some animals special abilities, giving them a force to be reckoned with.
Do not believe the myth of mass suicides
The body length of this animal — not more than 15.5 cm, the color of the fur is gray — brown with the addition of black, yellowish and dark brown. These little rodents look plump lovely little things.
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Scandinavian Arctic winter they spend in the nest under the snow, they like to eat grasses and moss.
About these lemmings is the myth that they supposedly commit mass suicide, throwing herself from the cliff. It is an invention. The reality is that the Norwegian lemming has a strong survival instinct, and that makes him dangerous to his enemies.
When faced with a predator, superior to it in size (sometimes many times) lemmings don’t run off and join the battle, making deafening sounds, lashing out at the enemy and biting him with sharp teeth.
The Internet has a lot of videos where Norwegian lemmings fighting valiantly with the cats, wild birds and even large dogs such as the bullmastiff.
For some mysterious reason the Norwegian lemmings are much more aggressive than their relatives — say, the Siberian lemmings.
It tells the biologist Malta Andersson from the Swedish University of Gothenburg, one day he experienced a degree of aggressiveness Norwegian lemmings: they were ready to attack him when he got too close.
Waving a sink to the right and left
For many mammals, birds, beetles and snails, with their soft fleshy body is coveted prey. Shell, of course, partly protects this mollusk, which instantly hides in your solid house at the slightest danger.
But representatives of two species of land snails living in the far East, differ in their behavior when meeting a predator.
Fighting snail — Karaftohelix gainesi (or Ezohelix gainesi) from the Japanese island of Hokkaido and Karaftohelix selskii from the Far East of Russia — use their shell as a refuge and as a weapon. They’re capable in less than a second to deploy your armour 180 degrees and swinging it, you can drive off the attacking beetle.
Biologist Yuta Moriya of Hokkaido University in Sapporo, who described this protective mechanism in the work of 2016, said that the shell of these snails are much more than those who are in danger simply hiding: “Such a large sink has contributed to the development of muscles, enough to swing her.”
Try to bite me in the head
Their huge round eyes, cute face and paws similar to human hands, made small Lori the darlings of the Internet. These small primates are nocturnal animals, and daytime look docile creatures — if move very slowly and thoughtfully. In case of danger, they freeze.
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However, the dwarf Lori has a secret weapon — someone deadly.
Sensing danger, Laurie raises his paws over his head. And it’s not a sign of surrender, this is a defensive posture, in which he brings closer to the mouth gland that elbow.
Secret, secreted by this gland, mixed with saliva, is converted into a potent poison that Laurie oil on top his head, turning it into a toxic element of the body.
Lori can also keep the poison in his mouth, getting him ready in case of a bite. The incisors in the lower jaw ensures the penetration of the poison into the wound of the victim.
It tells Anne-Isola Nekaris from Oxford Brookes University, the bite of a small Lori is incredibly painful.
In some cases, a bitten may go into anaphylactic shock, followed by death.Anne-Isola Nekaris Scientist
Scientists have known nine species of small Lori, living in the forests of Southeast Asia. The poison dwarf Lori (Nycticebus pygmaeus) contains 220 compounds.
I’ll regurgitate for you death
The nestlings of Fulmar, Northern birds of the family burevestnika, original way to repel predators, decided was that it was easy prey.
Like many other birds of this family, they regurgitate on the attacker. Unappetizing, but effective.