Bizarre and Downright Dirty Animal Adaptations

Texas Horned LizardPhoto: randomtruth via Neatorama

Here at EG, we love animals as much as anybody, but some of the ways in which our creature cousins have evolved in order to tough it out on earth are almost too bizarre – and disgusting – to grok. From the Texas horned lizard – which squirts foul-tasting blood from its own eye to put would-be predators off taking it for a snack – to the mouth of the Komodo dragon – which is so rancid with venom and deadly bacteria-infested saliva that a single bite is enough to take down buffalo over several agonizing days – it’s safe to say the beasts of this world are built to last… in any number of bizarre and disgusting ways. Still, don’t just take our word for it; click through to our buddies at Neatorama to find out about some more weird and downright dirty animal adaptations.

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