Sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the living is easy. We’d like to think of nature this way. But it moves in mysterious ways and it’s called Mother Nature for a reason.

You see, upon a closer look, things are hella odd and creepy out there. Think of it as a horror movie of its own league starring sci-fi-like creatures, unusual anomalies, bizarre plants and animals, and sightings that push you to the brink of saying "I’m out."

Bored Panda has compiled a spine-chilling fresh list for your next nightmare. Get ready for sweaty palms and don’t say I didn’t warn you. Before you are done and safely out of this whole ordeal, there’s part 1, part 2, and part 3 waiting one click away. No NOPEs allowed after this point.

#1

I Watched This Guy Fight Off A Bird 10 Times His Size. This Was His Victory Pose For A Good 10+ Minutes As The Bird Perched On A Power Line, Defeated

I Watched This Guy Fight Off A Bird 10 Times His Size. This Was His Victory Pose For A Good 10+ Minutes As The Bird Perched On A Power Line, Defeated

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Sakib sarar Ananda
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5 months ago

that's what Kung fu Panda does to you!

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#2

Bald Eagle Size vs. Grey Wolf, Caught On Trail Cam

Bald Eagle Size vs. Grey Wolf, Caught On Trail Cam

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Rissie
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5 months ago

This is just awesome, not a nope.

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#3

Whales Sleeping

Whales Sleeping

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

Whale-henge, a new attraction

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Our planet is populated with both odd and amusing plants and animals. Some of them have been surrounded by myth and misunderstanding, and some we still know little about. David Attenborough’s series “Natural Curiosities” has revealed the remarkable evolutionary traits behind some of the most mystical wonders of the natural world.

Some of the quirky animals include flamingos, who survive in hot volcanic lakes by filtering out microscopic algae; salamanders that can regrow entire limbs; problem-solving crows that design intricate tools; and hippos, who secrete a vivid red mucus that acts as sunscreen.

#4

Bees Killing A Murder Hornet By Raising Their Temperature In Order To Cook It Alive

Bees Killing A Murder Hornet By Raising Their Temperature In Order To Cook It Alive

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Christophe Beunens
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5 months ago

This is a bit like Murder on the Orient Express : The whole family is guilty

hispanic! at the disco
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5 months ago

spoiler!!

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A Lazy Spider
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5 months ago

Go bees!

Shirley Richard
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5 months ago

I thought I'd never be, "pro-bee" but here we are.

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Slinkman
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5 months ago

' Honey! The Hornet is done!'

Donny Cromwell
Community Member
5 months ago

This is a defense Asian honey bees use. North American honey bees have not adopted this defense.

Dave Chapman
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5 months ago

Exactly what I was going to post, our bees here in N America are toast if these things get a major foothold here, they do not have any such defense.

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juice
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5 months ago

oh yeah The Oatmeal did a comic about this! 4.png 4.png

Aneese
Community Member
5 months ago

Killer bees. Murder hornet. Next up on Geo Nature... Torture Termites.

Gipsy Kings fan
Community Member
5 months ago

Score one for the bees! :-D They don't actually "raise their temperature"; they all beat their wings extremely fast to raise the temperature in the hive.

Jo Choto
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5 months ago

How do they not overheat themselves in the process?

Jon S.
Community Member
5 months ago

They can tolerate slightly higher temperatures

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Untitled_Goose_Man
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5 months ago

Yes! Kill the invasive species!

Jon S.
Community Member
5 months ago

Sadly, they only know to do this in places where the hornets are native. Other honey bees just try to sting the hornets and lose the fight.

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Seonad Lonie
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5 months ago

"And how would Sir like his Murder Hornet - medium-rare, well done?"

Trick Question
Community Member
5 months ago

I love this bout the bees. They vibrate against it to raise it's temp just above its heat tolerance.

Julia Caruso
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5 months ago

Takes hours though. Right?

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

Honeybees do this all the time. You think they're all sweet and friendly until you realize that they cannibalize useless eggs, push unproductive drones into the winter air to freeze, and use body heat to cook enemies alive. Honeybees are so metal.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
5 months ago

Yey bees!

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
5 months ago

Take THAT, you murder hornet, you!

Ginny Weasley
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5 months ago

YES GO HONEY BEES!!!!!!!!!!! (Exhales loudly out of mouth)

AnnieLaurie Burke
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5 months ago

Go, Bees! Kill, kill, kill!

ANA MARTINEZ
Community Member
5 months ago

yum cooked MURDER HORNET!

Jace
Community Member
5 months ago

Honey bees are super neat and fascinating creatures. Also: they’re not native to North America. Humans introduced them, causing a disaster for native pollinators. :-(

Jon S.
Community Member
5 months ago

Did not know that! Thanks. Presumably north america had other non-honey producing bees?

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MRS FLASHMAN
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5 months ago

Aint that a "B"

CR Harvey
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5 months ago

What tempature is well done?

Layla Corman
Community Member
4 months ago

Reason # 954 bees are friggin amazing and we need to protect them! -Thet kill the murder hornets!

Warda Toor◉_◉
Community Member
5 months ago

OMG

PhotoJenic12
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5 months ago

I actually kinda feel a bit sad for the murder hornet.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow. That is amazing. The WSDA has photos of the piles of dead bees after these "with prejudice" killers have their way with them

Catlover🐱001
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4 months ago

Can bees do that?

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
4 months ago

THAT'S WHAT YOU GET, MURDER HORNET!

Kat Khatib
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4 months ago

These Hornets kill 🐝 🐝 🐝! It's nice to see them have the upper hand!

rehabisforquitters
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4 months ago

This is unreal that bees can do this. Evolution at its finest.

Olivia Masterson
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4 months ago

Now, I'm thankful to bees.

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

A job well done !!!

Carole Hamilton
Community Member
4 months ago

wow

nickymiST.elliefreak
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5 months ago

Was the hornet already dead? And plus, bees are picky with who's in and out of their territory.

James Huang
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5 months ago

"European honeybees, which are the most common pollinators in the United States, haven't developed the same bee ball technique" Source from www.nationalgeographic.com/news

Jodi Forrester
Community Member
5 months ago

Yay! Them murder hornets are bad news. Them other bees are like No way your taking over our turf!

Judith Wilson
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5 months ago

bet that guy wished he hadn't stopped by to say hello

Judith Wilson
Community Member
5 months ago

Bet that guy wishes he hadn't stopped at their house.

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
5 months ago

Yay!!!

Wilma Sliwiak
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5 months ago

So there’s hope

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
5 months ago

YES!!! KUDOS to hemidoptera!!

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
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5 months ago

The video of this is well worth watching! Everyone pitching in to get rid of an intruder!

miss miss
Community Member
5 months ago

Is this a lab experiment

Pam
Community Member
5 months ago

See how they all worked together toward a common goal?! Lets be like the bees!!

Joeshar
Community Member
5 months ago

Not actually a cooking but killing with excessive heat wave (114F=45C). The victim does not turn into a fried egg.

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe there's hope yet.

Amanda Hunter
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5 months ago

Bees are great in many ways.

Kate Swartz
Community Member
5 months ago

Team work makes the dream work

Anna Elise Walton
Community Member
5 months ago

How do they do that by Will alone?

Tracy Wood
Community Member
5 months ago

WOW! That's insane, isn't nature awesome

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
5 months ago

We need to import a shatload of bees from the Far East that already know how to do that. It could take decades, while all of our US bees die, to figure it out.

izzy bradford
Community Member
5 months ago

oh my god

O Jackson
Community Member
5 months ago

Aah.

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
5 months ago

i dont like hornets but this is dark. lol

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
5 months ago

All Right!

SweetCrescentMoon
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5 months ago

I thought murder hornets where supost to kill bees not bees kill murder hornets

Julia Caruso
Community Member
5 months ago

This is the bee's defense mechanism.

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Karen Dawes
Community Member
5 months ago

Awesome

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
5 months ago

Bees provide honey necessary for better health and will not hurt you if you stay calm and quiet. Do NOT try this at home.

Ryleigh
Community Member
5 months ago

I don't get how the process doesn't kill all the bees.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
5 months ago

Mother Nature takes care of her own problems.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
5 months ago

WOW

Food Gurl
Community Member
5 months ago

The bees create a ball with their bodies interlocking and then they "vibrate" essentially kettle-cooking the murder hornet

Marion Capriotti
Community Member
5 months ago

Good for them!

Missy Barton
Community Member
5 months ago

Excellent

Geth
Community Member
5 months ago

GOOD.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago

Go bees!

Jeff Requier
Community Member
5 months ago

Not a murder hornet, this is just how bees deal with hornets

Jon S.
Community Member
5 months ago

I was under the impression the usual way bees deal with hornets is to attack them. This was a specialised response in areas where giant hornets were native.

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desert29rat
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5 months ago

That's amazing.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
5 months ago

Good for them!

Animal lover❤
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh geez

glowworm2
Community Member
5 months ago

With a name like "Murder Hornet" though, it probably deserved it.

Aragorn II Elessar
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5 months ago

Names can be deceiving: the Tarantula Hawk is actually a wasp

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
5 months ago

Do bees also die by doing this?

Ksenia M
Community Member
5 months ago

as far as I understand, no, the bees can withstand temperatures just slightly higher than the hornets but it's enough of an edge to kill the intruder. Pretty ingenious.

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pei meow
Community Member
5 months ago

This is disturbing

engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

Who's the real murderer?

Jon S.
Community Member
5 months ago

It is a scout. The hornet will call its hive and literally kill every bee if they don't stop it from revealing their location.

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Iapetos
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5 months ago

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Poor murder hornet!

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#5

Your Chances Of Getting Killed By A Group Of Frogs Are Low But Never Zero

Your Chances Of Getting Killed By A Group Of Frogs Are Low But Never Zero

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

Frogs: "Hey there"

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#6

I Heard Some Noise On The Roof This Morning

I Heard Some Noise On The Roof This Morning

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Ruby McPherosn
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5 months ago

AUSTRALIA!!

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In an interview with Radio Times, David Attenborough recounted the particularly peculiar case of a greenfly that’s nearly all female. “Inside they are already pregnant. And inside the baby that’s inside the mother there’s another one. So you’ve got three generations all in one animal.” As bizarre as it sounds, that’s a very common insect we don’t really think of much.

#7

Then There Was This Guy

Then There Was This Guy

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

What is this? Is it a lizard?

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#8

I Think I Found The Entrance To The Spider-Verse

I Think I Found The Entrance To The Spider-Verse

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pei meow
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5 months ago

Thats kinda cool and creepy

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#9

I Noticed Some Shrimp Missing...

I Noticed Some Shrimp Missing...

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

I hate ants, but I have to admit, this is dedication

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#10

What, Exactly, Was The Sequence Of Events That LED To This?

What, Exactly, Was The Sequence Of Events That LED To This?

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80 Van
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5 months ago

The grey wolf must have won after all.

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#11

Here’s A Possum Yelling At A Bald Eagle

Here’s A Possum Yelling At A Bald Eagle

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago (edited)

"I FREAKING TOLD YOU TO SHARE, MARK!"

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#12

I Was In The Middle Of A Zoom When I Noticed This

I Was In The Middle Of A Zoom When I Noticed This

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

Why don't you back up or help it enter another window?

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#13

Nature Is Scary As Hell

Nature Is Scary As Hell

The Sandbox Tree also known as the "Dynamite Tree" grows exploding fruits. When fully mature, they explode with a loud bang and fling their hard, flattened seeds at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and distances of over 60 feet. The shrapnel can seriously injure any person or animal in its path. As bad as this is, the exploding seed pods are only one of the ways that a sandbox tree can inflict harm.

The fruit of the sandbox tree is poisonous, causing vomiting, diarrhea and cramps if ingested. The tree sap is said to cause an angry red rash, and it can blind you if it gets in your eyes. It has been used to make poison darts.

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I Liek To Cute
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5 months ago

Wow. The person who said nature is beautiful has CLEARLY never seen this tree!

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#14

The Harpy Eagle's Huge Talons Can Be As Large As A Bear's Claws, And Its Legs Can Be Almost As Thick As A Man's Wrist

The Harpy Eagle's Huge Talons Can Be As Large As A Bear's Claws, And Its Legs Can Be Almost As Thick As A Man's Wrist

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Margaret Wells
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5 months ago

Seeing pics like this makes me wonder why we didn't realise birds evolved from dinosaurs years ago

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#15

My Mom Found This Skull With A Chrysalis Inside The Eye Socket

My Mom Found This Skull With A Chrysalis Inside The Eye Socket

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Samantha Lomb
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5 months ago

Life from death, quite poetic

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#16

This Ice Looks Like An Eye

This Ice Looks Like An Eye

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

Eye see you.

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#17

Tick Season Is Here, Make Sure To Check Every Spot

Tick Season Is Here, Make Sure To Check Every Spot

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Ayça Güneş
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5 months ago (edited)

Poor doggie :(

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#18

Sphynx Cat With No Eyes

Sphynx Cat With No Eyes

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

Jesus, that scared me.

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#19

Cabbage Field In Japan

Cabbage Field In Japan

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Ruby McPherosn
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5 months ago

Huh, anyone else think of Alien 2?

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#20

If I Saw This In My Bathroom Corner, I’d Burn My House Down

If I Saw This In My Bathroom Corner, I’d Burn My House Down

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pei meow
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5 months ago

How big is that?!!!

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#21

My Friend Traveled To India. She Posted A Photo This Morning With The Caption "It's Going Well"

My Friend Traveled To India. She Posted A Photo This Morning With The Caption "It's Going Well"

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Lyop
Community Member
5 months ago

Hahaha, sigh.....(brings out the flamethrower from the suitcase...)

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#22

Mossy Frogs

Mossy Frogs

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KittyComics
Community Member
5 months ago

they look cute!

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#23

This... Bothers Me In So Many Levels

This... Bothers Me In So Many Levels

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Xavier Portillo
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5 months ago

I hear what you're saying.. but it's just trying to branch out.

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#24

The Scaly-Foot Snail Ingests The Toxic Magma-Fumes Of Hydrothermal Vents And Grows A Coat Of Organic Iron Plates

The Scaly-Foot Snail Ingests The Toxic Magma-Fumes Of Hydrothermal Vents And Grows A Coat Of Organic Iron Plates

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80 Van
Community Member
5 months ago

It looks like it's sitting on the iron throne.

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#25

Dried Frog And The Spider

Dried Frog And The Spider

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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5 months ago

This would be awesome for that girl's "Dead stuff collection" a few articles over!

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#26

A Rare Mutation Causing The Tentacles On The Octopus To Branch

A Rare Mutation Causing The Tentacles On The Octopus To Branch

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Lou Lopez
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5 months ago

Excuse me, but have you heard the dread word of Cthulhu?

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#27

Duet

Duet

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80 Van
Community Member
5 months ago

The snake looks like it has a human mouth and chin inside of it. Maybe if there human mouth opens, there will be another mouth inside of that one.

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#28

Ghost Mantis

Ghost Mantis

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KittyComics
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5 months ago

venom?

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#29

A Storm Literally Picked Up And Moved This Road

A Storm Literally Picked Up And Moved This Road

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SilverLining
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5 months ago

This happened in the lake District UK. Just purely from the force of the water

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#30

Deep Sea Worms Viewed Under Electron Microscope

Deep Sea Worms Viewed Under Electron Microscope

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LadyMarsh
Community Member
5 months ago

Audition for Tremor, bottom right got the part.

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#31

The Door I Had To Get Through Last Night To Get To My Room

The Door I Had To Get Through Last Night To Get To My Room

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RitaGG
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5 months ago

Nope, sleeping at Walmart tonight.

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#32

Teeth In A Squid Suction Cup

Teeth In A Squid Suction Cup

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spirit wolf
Community Member
5 months ago

Those are actually sharp gold grillz. Squid by day, rapper by night.

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#33

10,000 Year Old Skull Of An Extinct Giant Irish Elk Found By This Farmer

10,000 Year Old Skull Of An Extinct Giant Irish Elk Found By This Farmer

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Joseph O'Reilly
Community Member
5 months ago

yall why is everybody saying that the Earth is 5,000 years old? It's waaaaaaaaay older than that, and basing its age off of a calendar based in religion is quite likely to not be scientifically accurate. Please, for the love of all that is correct, stop saying the Earth is younger than we can soundly prove it is

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#34

Ants Squirting Acid At An Enemy

Ants Squirting Acid At An Enemy

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Slinkman
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5 months ago (edited)

'Three.. Two... One... ant a Happy New Year everyone!

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#35

Got Home From Work To Find This Tarantula Hawk Wasp Carting Off A Huntsman Spider

Got Home From Work To Find This Tarantula Hawk Wasp Carting Off A Huntsman Spider

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Lou Lopez
Community Member
5 months ago

Damn, nature! You scary!

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#36

Lacarria Masoniae Growing From An Opossum's Carcass

Lacarria Masoniae Growing From An Opossum's Carcass

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engineer_nope.avi
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5 months ago

Oh wow, that looks both amazing and terrifying

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#37

The Amount Of Growing My Snail Has Gotten Done In Under A Year. From A 4cm Shell To A 17cm Shell

The Amount Of Growing My Snail Has Gotten Done In Under A Year. From A 4cm Shell To A 17cm Shell

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
5 months ago

I saw snails the big on Okinawa Island. But then they became rare after a long drought.

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#38

A Human Foot After A Baby Diamondback Snake Bites It

A Human Foot After A Baby Diamondback Snake Bites It

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Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh you'll lose that toe. I always wonder when I'm at the shoe store and I find a box with two shoe sizes, one smaller than the other. Then I see people like this.

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#39

This Snake That Has Both Eyes In One Socket

This Snake That Has Both Eyes In One Socket

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
5 months ago

THat's why it is called "snake eyes" when you roll a pair of dice and get two ones.

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#40

Honey Combs In Spare Unit Of My House. This Is The 5th Time The Bees Are Back. Two Separate Colonies One On Either Side Of This Unit. Both Are Inside The Wall

Honey Combs In Spare Unit Of My House. This Is The 5th Time The Bees Are Back. Two Separate Colonies One On Either Side Of This Unit. Both Are Inside The Wall

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similarly
Community Member
5 months ago

Call a bee expert. Bee farmers will sometimes try to adopt them.

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