Sometimes we get so used to dreamy landscapes and cute puppies that we forget about nature's dark side. But it's there. Regardless of whether we pay attention to it or not. To remind you about some of the Mother Earth's scariest 'children,' Bored Panda has compiled a list of photos that should send shivers down your spine. Or at least make you say a loud "NOPE." From half-dead spiders covered in fungus to mutated frogs with eyes growing in their mouth, consider viewing these images as a contest: if you can scroll to the very end, you win. The prize? Nightmares.

#1

What Do You Do When You See A Flying Fox In Your Backyard? (The Philippines)

What Do You Do When You See A Flying Fox In Your Backyard? (The Philippines)

No that isn't the camera angle, that is actually one big bat. The flying fox also called the fox bat are among the largest bats in the world with a wingspan of 5 feet (1.5 metres) and a head and body length of about 16 inches (40 centimeters). They are found on tropical islands and the mainland of Asia. As scary as they look, these gentle giants only eat fruit.

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

You apreciate how awesome they are :)

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#2

Haven't Cleaned Behind The Dresser In Months

Haven't Cleaned Behind The Dresser In Months

Did you know that some lizards lay eggs while some give live birth? That's right, while you will find lizard eggs of geckos, iguanas and monitor lizards, you won’t see blue tongue lizards, Solomon island lizards and shingle-back lizards laying eggs! They give birth to their live offspring.

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Bored Bear
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1 year ago

You got a whole lizard family there

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#3

Crazy Bird Tornado

Crazy Bird Tornado

This may look like a shot from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, but this eerie scene was created by none other than mother nature herself. A Reddit user posted the shot to the site's r/WTF thread and titled it "birdnado." The cluster is thought to be made up of starlings, a bird known for flying in thick flock formations called murmurations. These clusters reduce the amount of energy required during travel and protect them from predators. If starlings sense a shift in one part of the flock the entire pattern will shift.

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Chancey
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1 year ago

This is incredible!

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#4

Toads Riding On A Python

Toads Riding On A Python

68mm just fell in the last hour at Kununurra. Flushed all the cane toads out of my brothers dam. Some of them took the easy way out - hitching a ride on the back of a 3.5m python.

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Vlad Horobet
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1 year ago

Aaaand to break the news: the toads don't ride the python as in free public transport, they "ride" it as in they're horny af and they're humping the danger noodle. They are trying to mate with the nope rope.

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#5

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

This is the huntsman spider, a common friend to be found in houses and garden across Australia. He's harmless really, don't let his large size intimidate you. Huntsmen won't bite humans unless provoked, are not venomous and are actually handy to have around the place, he'll use his speed and agility to keep your cockroach population under control.

Think of the huntsman as a handy pet. Respect his space, let him do his job and he'll look after you well.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

Ok, you convinced me, I' ll stay in Europe

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#6

Birds Using A Dead Pike's Mouth To Nest

Birds Using A Dead Pike's Mouth To Nest

Pike fish are freshwater fish known as ambush predators because of their ability to lie perfectly still for an impressive amount of time, thankfully for these birds this pike is out of water so it's safe to say it's actually dead.

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

Maybe it works as a defense mechanism, the head might scare predators.

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#7

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

Did you know that bees swarm when when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees? It's how a new honey bee colony is formed. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen. This swarm can contain thousands to tens of thousands of bees. Usually, swarming takes place in spring, within a two- or three-week period, but occasional swarms can happen throughout the producing season as well.

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KoIvanov
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1 year ago

How Kardashian got her ass.

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#8

There Was A Friggin Gecko Hiding In My Son's Toy Spider

There Was A Friggin Gecko Hiding In My Son's Toy Spider

Geckos are reptiles found in all parts of the world except for Antartica. To avoid predators they have developed special features such as camouflage to help them hide in any environment (even a toy spider). Most geckos are nocturnal creatures which means they are active at night, but there are day geckos which are willing to venture out during the daylight hours in search of food.

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

Spider Gecko, spider gecko...

Reilly Beryll
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1 year ago

Does whatever a spider gecko does. Can it swing from a web? No it can’t; it’s a gecko!

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Max L.
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1 year ago

Glad you outlined it was a toy spider.

My O My
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1 year ago

I already freaked out at seeing the spider

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GABRIEL HICKNER
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1 year ago

It's coming out of its butt! That would give any kid nightmares

OI Loi
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1 year ago

How'd that little guy manage to crawl in there, turn around, and crawl back out?

Magpie
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1 year ago

Secret Gecko powers.

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Zion Ley
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1 year ago

Remind me of this: ace-5c8ff8...b21091.jpg ace-5c8ff88b21091.jpg

BusLady
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1 year ago

Oh, Ace. Always getting into some silly situation.

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Hah, looks like the toy is pooping out the gecko!

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Toy spider? Thank goodness. I thought it was some new animal. Like a teenage mutant turtle spider.

T Rex King
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1 year ago

sequel to TMNT: tottally normal ninja geckos

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Ronel du Plessis
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1 year ago

That's the shit nightmare are made off

Shinomi Chan
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1 year ago

This is how you get a pet... right?

Monika Soffronow
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1 year ago

The Chinese word for gecko is, I believe, "lamp tiger", though I always call them Oscar when I happen to get one inside.

Dani
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1 year ago

That’s actually kinda cute. I wouldn’t mind — I’d snap a few photos and escort the little guy outside

Kath Leen
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1 year ago

"hide in any environment (even a toy spider)" this part made me laugh..

SykesDaMan
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1 year ago

I'm relieved that it was just a spider toy!

newjerseygal
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1 year ago

HAHAHA his head is sticking out

Jennifer Rodriguez
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1 year ago

BRO. I died of laughing!!!

Mya Lugar
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1 year ago

Looks like the spider is giving demon birth!!

Christina Ladevig
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1 year ago

Awwww❤❤❤

LazyGirl21
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1 year ago

It looks like the spider just pooped it out.

Malachi Phillips
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1 year ago

looks like a lizzy poo

Wyatt Booth
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1 year ago

Before I saved money on car insurance with Geico I had to ride in a spider's behind!

Sky_grimm
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1 year ago

The ultimate spider man

Jude
Community Member
1 year ago

Little kid: "Mom, will you buy me a toy spider like that!"

Paw Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

If I came upon that I think I'd have a heart attack.

Moe Less
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1 year ago

I have a great title for this. Oh wait. Family show, right?

Mare Freed
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1 year ago

Great cosplay, Gecko!

Cayden Chumley
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1 year ago

Spider gecko spider gecko 🦎 does whatever a spider gecko does

LUNA RODRIGUEZ
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1 year ago

Omg I thought a gecko just popped out of a spiders butt!! 😂😂

Laura Perkinson
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1 year ago

this makes you look twice for sure!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

The new species The Hermit gecko!

pony33
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1 year ago

He looks a little high and lost. Like some people that I know on the weekend.

Roberto Durante
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1 year ago

great camouflage

Eddie77
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1 year ago

Ripley, believe it or not!

Caitlyn Johnston
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1 year ago

OMG that's hilarious!!

Mya Lugar
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1 year ago

Now THERE'S a bad dream!

Jeannie Carle
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1 year ago

THAT would be startling!

Josurf
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1 year ago

I'm so relieved it was a TOY spider.... already wondering why a spider was pooping a gecko.

Diana Hockley
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1 year ago

Geckos are harmless little people, he'll move over night.

moofoo
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1 year ago

Reminds me of the rhino scene in Ace Ventura Pet Detective

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
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1 year ago

Going to a disguise ball, this Gekko decided on a spider costume+he wins the prize for scary costume of the nite!

Magik cofee
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1 year ago

looks like its taking a shit

Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

The Friends of Humanity will have something to say about this mutant.

Patricia Norris
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1 year ago

lol

Schrödinger's Dog
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1 year ago

Um...why?

Kadin Thompson
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1 year ago

This is the perfect proof that Geico is the shittiest insurance company out there.

LazyPanda
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1 year ago

It would be cool and creepy if there was a mutant spider gecko

Vava Antar Pragya
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1 year ago

We don't wear shoes at home so we keep them at the entrance. Always have to shake the shoes before wearing because geckos and anoles hide there at night.

Pamula Furness
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1 year ago

Aw, he cute!

Cooper the flaming 999
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1 year ago

lol. lets play hide and seek

ThatOneOwl
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1 year ago

"Uhm, a little help please!?"

Sarah Harrington
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1 year ago

Is it alive?

Letitia Hedding
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1 year ago

that Is so weird...

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
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1 year ago (edited)

That's groase uh icky. .

Death 42
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1 year ago

Well there's more terrifing spiders now. Thanks mother nature!

Rani Johnson
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1 year ago

I did a double take, no lie.

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

So lucky, I wish I lived where geckos are.

Kjersti Valberg
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1 year ago

It took me a while to realize that spiders don't s*it geckoes

Momo Skarsgård
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1 year ago

Thats just awesome!!

Kyana Winter
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1 year ago

I thought that the gecko was inside a LIVE spider at first. Whew, was that scary

Left Twix
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1 year ago

This picture scared the life out of me before I read the title

Lara Verne
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1 year ago

Nope.

Marilyn Holt
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1 year ago

"Hiding" is the word here. He is afraid. Let him find a better place to hide.

Leo Fragoso
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1 year ago

Dear parent. Are you by any chance from Australia?

Rainbow_Gal05
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1 year ago

New pet???

Mark Fuller
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1 year ago

Gecko adorable. Fake toy spider- Aaaaaaarrgghhh!

Walter Cheego
Community Member
1 year ago

Perfect Geico commercial

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, is he dead?

Emma Knappe
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it dead or alive?

Veronica Vatter
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1 year ago

Rip OP. I would have died

Jilltdcatlady
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1 year ago

I just shissed myself. A 1:2 combo!

Leekun
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1 year ago

I'd rather find a gecko in a toy spider than a spider in a toy gecko

PandaLover
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1 year ago

I admit, this photo confused me for a moment.

Yeller Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Just...no

Niles
Community Member
1 year ago

do i just have a dirty mind, or...

K Schildt
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1 year ago

I'm just relieved it's not a real spider

Eric Lambrecht
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1 year ago

how did it get trapped in there in the first place?

Lars Lasersson
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1 year ago

Like a super weird version of Ace Ventura squeezing out of that rubber rhinoceros.

Mama Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Who thought it would be a good idea to make a toy spider that looks realistic? Dumbass!!!!

Han
Community Member
1 year ago

Hell NOPE

Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

Would be more creeped out to give my son a toy like that...

KoIvanov
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1 year ago

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Not arachnocide, but rectalcide.

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#9

My Town In Central Texas Has A Bird Problem

My Town In Central Texas Has A Bird Problem

Every autumn, flocks of birds migrate to warmer territories. Most birds migrate at night (when the air is cooler and calmer, and there are fewer predators), flying in tandem even when they are 655 feet (200 meters) or more apart. Some of them, however, can be spotted during the daytime as well.

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Captain Marvellous ♥️
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1 year ago

I looked at the foreground of the image first and was confused...and THEN

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#10

Sawfish

Sawfish

Sawfishes are large rays that are characterized by their long blade-like snouts. Along this elongated snout are lateral tooth-like denticles set inside sockets - which give the allusion of a giant chainsaw. Sawfishes use their "saw" (rostrum) during feeding time and to defend themselves. The rostrum will slash in a side-to-side motion and dislodge invertebrates from the substrate to stun fish.

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Niall Mac Iomera
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1 year ago

Tooth like testicles? What.

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#11

Lizard Shed His Entire Face In One Go

Lizard Shed His Entire Face In One Go

If you want to peel of the skin from your pet lizard's head, you should try to take it off in one piece, and you want to make sure that it's 'released' around the ears. Also, be extra careful around the eyes.

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

Thats fascinating. I have a few animal sheds in my 'biology collection' at home

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#12

Mother And Girlfriend Found This On The Beach Today. Any Idea What It Is?

Mother And Girlfriend Found This On The Beach Today. Any Idea What It Is?

This was found in Broome, Western Australia and looks like an anemone. More specifically, Dofleinia armata, the armed anemone. Also called the striped anemone. It is considered extremely dangerous as it can inflict painful stings that take months to heal.

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Amandine Vn
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1 year ago

It's a nope. Scientific classed.

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#13

The Fox And The Hound

The Fox And The Hound

This poor fox obviously fell into the freezing water, perhaps pursuing prey onto thin ice, and drowned. We'd like to think that its doggy cousin is paying condolences in a sweet moment of canine comradeship.

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

:(

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#14

This Fascinating Creature, A Deep-Sea Squid, Was Video Taped By Shell Out In The Perdido Area Of Alaminos Canyon, At 7800 Ft. Depth

This Fascinating Creature, A Deep-Sea Squid, Was Video Taped By Shell Out In The Perdido Area Of Alaminos Canyon, At 7800 Ft. Depth

We are well aware of the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit the vast depths of the ocean, but this bigfin squid is very rarely seen, and little is known about them as a species.

This is the best and most recent footage of the elusive creature, taken on 11 November 2007 by an oil company in the Gulf of Mexico. The species are very distinct from all previously known squids, with the length of the elastic tentacles estimated to be up to 15–20 times the body length. Estimates based on video evidence put the total length of the largest specimens at 8 metres (26 ft) or more.

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Tahani
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1 year ago

the actual footage of it is even creepier!

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#15

Death Shrouds From Hell - Spiders Cocooned These Trees To Save Themselves From A Flood

Death Shrouds From Hell - Spiders Cocooned These Trees To Save Themselves From A Flood

In 2010 a monsoon hit Pakistan that caused the rivers to swell and insects to run for cover. The strange anomaly was captured by aid worker Russell Watkins, a multimedia editor with the U.K.'s Department for International Development (DFID) in the Pakistani village of Sindh."There wasn't a scientific analysis of this being done. Anecdotally, I think it was pretty much any kind arachnid species, possibly combined with other insects," he told National Geographic. It was noted that because the flood waters took so long to recede, spiders who had sought asylum in the trees had just begun to spin weaves. Locals said they had never seen anything like it before.

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Vlad Horobet
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1 year ago

Hans, get ze flammenwerfer!

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#16

Found A Beehive While Renovating An Old House

Found A Beehive While Renovating An Old House

Bees can find a cozy space between walls, causing issues for homeowners. How do you tell them to leave? We all know the value that bees have for ecosystems so simply gassing them should not really bee and option.

They can cause damage and mold though, especially if they are honey bees, so should be removed. Call a professional beekeeper to come and take the hive away, don't attempt it yourself!

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Wistre Vist
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1 year ago

leave it bee!!

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#17

In Case You Ever Wanted To Know What A Hedgehog Skeleton Looked Like

In Case You Ever Wanted To Know What A Hedgehog Skeleton Looked Like

As you can see, our spiky little friend wears his spines, which are made of keratin like our hair and nails, like a fur coat. The spines, unlike porcupine spines, don't easily attach from their bodies and are neither poisonous nor barbed. They can still be painful to the touch though!

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BusLady
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1 year ago

Looks like it's wearing a fur coat.

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#18

Snaggle-Toothed Snake Eel Found On The Beach In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Snaggle-Toothed Snake Eel Found On The Beach In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This nightmarish creature is the snaggle-toothed snake eel or the Aplatophis zorro. It is a tropical eel found in the eastern central Pacific Ocean. According to the specimen found and studied by John E. McCosker and David Ross Robertson in 2001 they can reach a maximum length of 104 centimeters or 3"4 in feet (gulp). The eels live at 5-10 metres deep and live in burrows.

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Max L.
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1 year ago

Looks like the one portrayed in super mario 64..

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#19

Frog With Eyes In Its Mouth As A Result Of Macromutation

Frog With Eyes In Its Mouth As A Result Of Macromutation

A macromutation is a mutation that has made a significant impact on an organism, caused by a change in a regulatory gene that’s responsible for the expression of an array of structural genes. It’s been suggested that the cause of the mutation was the result of a parasitic infection by a trematode worm (Ribeiroia ondatrae). Trematode infections have reportedly been linked to an increasing number of amphibian limb mutations, particularly missing, malformed, and extra hind legs.

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

Poor animal, i hope that she doesnt suffer with the deformities

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#20

You Can See The Back Of An Owl’s Eye Through Its Ear

You Can See The Back Of An Owl’s Eye Through Its Ear

"Like all birds, owls lack the external ear structures found in most mammals," photographer Jim McCormac said. "The birds' ears are unadorned openings in their skulls, visible only when the feathers on the sides of the animals' heads are parted. But these owls' unusually large earholes and eyes also offer a "behind the scenes" peek at their visual system, showcasing the evolutionary adaptations in sight and hearing that make the birds so successful at stealthy nighttime hunting."

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

Fascinating

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#21

Lactarius Rubidius Growing Out Of Fox Skull

Lactarius Rubidius Growing Out Of Fox Skull

Lactarius Rubidius, more commonly known as the 'candy cap' mushroom, is found in western North America and is known mainly as an aromatic mushroom. Instead of being eaten as a vegetable, they are instead used mainly as a flavoring in a way similar to vanilla, saffron, or truffles. Would you eat this one if you found it?

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Captain Marvellous ♥️
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1 year ago

Again, I think this is actually pretty gorgeous, in a strange way.

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#22

This Spider Web That Looks Like A Spider-Man Mask

This Spider Web That Looks Like A Spider-Man Mask

Light, temperature, and humidity can affect the strength of a web. The adhesive droplets that spiders apply to their silk become sticky only when the silk leaves the spider’s body. But its strength can be affected by environmental factors, thus transforming into a creepy skull like this one.

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Hilzillah
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1 year ago

This is super awesome. Not a 'NOPE' <3

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#23

Snake Was Electrocuted Then Bitten By Another Snake, Which Was Also Electrocuted

Snake Was Electrocuted Then Bitten By Another Snake, Which Was Also Electrocuted

This shocking situation occurred within a power box and is just a terrifying ma-ssss-acre of serpentine proportions. Perhaps it was a botched rescue attempt after one poor snek found himself in trouble, his buddy tried pulling him away and suffered the same fate. Either way, it's truly the stuff of nightmares.

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Vlad Horobet
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1 year ago

What a shocking experience for both of them...I'll see myself out.

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#24

Someone Bugged His Phone

Someone Bugged His Phone

Things like this can happen when people fumigate. Insects try to escape chemicals by crawling into tight little places. Then they usually die.

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Bored Bear
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1 year ago

*INTERNAL SCREAM*

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#25

Just Going To Run

Just Going To Run

This cozy fella has been identified as a ratsnake. Native to North America, ratsnakes are commonly found in the forests of the eastern and central United States and are essentially harmless to humans. If bitten by one of these critters, the most you will need is a small bandage, they are not venomous.

As the name suggests, their diet consists largely of small rodents, meaning they can often be found around barns and garages. Careful handling them though if you do find one in your shoe, instead of biting they are more likely to cover their victim with a foul-smelling musk!

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

I would run ... without shoes!

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#26

Hydnora Africana

Hydnora Africana

The plant grows underground, except for a fleshy flower that emerges above ground and emits an odor of feces to attract its natural pollinators, dung beetles and carrion beetles. The flowers act as temporary traps, retaining the beetles that enter long enough for them to pick up pollen.

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BusLady
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1 year ago

No dirty jokes allowed.

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#27

Something Is Growing Inside A Bottle Of Natural Orange Juice I Abandoned Inside A Cabinet For Over A Year

Something Is Growing Inside A Bottle Of Natural Orange Juice I Abandoned Inside A Cabinet For Over A Year

This looks like it could be a cylindrical yeast colony. They form when nutrients settle on the bottom below the colony, allowing it to form vertically.

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Hilzillah
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1 year ago

I kinda wanna know what this is :O

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#28

Grow Bigger Or Die

Grow Bigger Or Die

It's hard to say how large these terrifying-looking locusts actually are. Are they true giants, or is the snake just a lil nipper? Either way, they appear set for a lovely sit down meal.

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
1 year ago

That's either the smallest snake ever, either those are some big ass crickets. There's a post with a snake in an embryonic sack just after birth in this post and coiled is at big as a hand. So those crickets seem bigger than a human hand?!

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#29

Weird Mold Growing Out Of Cat Food Can I Left In An Empty Room For 10 Days

Weird Mold Growing Out Of Cat Food Can I Left In An Empty Room For 10 Days

By the looks of it, this could be a type of fungi called phycomyces. Phycomyces is not known to produce toxins, although its chemical composition has been investigated in considerable detail. It is probably safe for mammals: the fact that the dung of small mammals is the best natural source for Phycomyces spores suggests a regular consumption as food.

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Diana Eriksson
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1 year ago

Ernie, is that you?

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#30

The Assassin Bug - The Ferocious Bug That Sucks Prey Dry And Wears Their Corpses

The Assassin Bug - The Ferocious Bug That Sucks Prey Dry And Wears Their Corpses

This terrifying and aptly named insects inject a lethal saliva into their prey which liquefies the insides, which are then sucked out.

The corpses of the emptied out creatures are then worn as camouflage by the cunning assassin. The camouflage is to protect the bug from being preyed on by jumping spiders, but if anything you'd think it would make them look even more tempting! 

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BusLady
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1 year ago

How you guys like my new "fascinator?"

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