biology
Swallowed Bombardier Beetles Spew Hot Chemicals From Their Butts to Make Predators Barf

These crafty bombardier beetles are able to escape after being swallowed by toads, which they do by ejecting hot, noxious chemicals that forces the predator to barf. It ain’t pretty, but it works. Read More >>

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Terrifying Video Shows Hippos Rescuing a Wildebeest From the Jaws of a Crocodile

While on safari in northeastern South Africa, a retired couple witnessed a harrowing scene involving a crocodile and a rather unfortunate wildebeest. But just when things appeared most grim for the reptile’s next meal, something completely unexpected happened. Read More >>

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Watching a Rattlesnake Attack in Super Slow-Mo Will Mess You Up

Mohave rattlesnakes and Merriam kangaroo rats are currently embroiled in an evolutionary arms race, pitting wily predator against fast-acting prey. Dramatic high-speed video shows how quick and creative snakes need to be to launch an attack — and how rodents still manage to evade capture. Read More >>

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14 Foot-Long Burmese Python Eats Not One, But Three, Deer

After performing an autopsy on a bloated Burmese python, scientists in Florida were shocked to discover the remains of three white-tailed deer. Read More >>

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Why Scaring Animals Shitless is Good for the Environment

Big carnivores are scary, both to humans and the animals they prey upon. But as a new study demonstrates, the fear that these predators instil among their prey can have a positive influence on ecological health and biodiversity, a finding with important implications for conservation. Read More >>

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What Happens When Four Sharks Meet a Giant School of Fish

Four blacktip reef sharks swim among a school of bait fish off the coast of Argentina. The fish, naturally, do not seem happy to see said sharks. That is most certainly because the sharks are hungry, and they are the buffet. Read More >>