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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

Fresh honey delivery service....

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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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2 years ago

Spider Gecko, spider gecko...

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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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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Tooth like testicles? What.

Dani
Community Member
2 years ago

Autocorrect. It’s denticles.

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
2 years ago

whoop de doo, you saw a fish. Oh, OH you saw a sawfish.

Grumble O'Pug
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2 years ago

This acient creature is in danger of extinction.

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

I always think of these guys literally using their snouts like saws thanks to old cartoons.

BusLady
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2 years ago

I hope I never see that fish.

Nick Sady
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2 years ago

Not that end of it anyway.

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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2 years ago

What the hell did it lie about?

newjerseygal
Community Member
2 years ago

coooool

Death 42
Community Member
2 years ago

That's not scary just odd.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

" lateral tooth-like testicles"? WTF? NO, they are not testicles, they are denticles (what were they thinking about?) "The rostral teeth are not teeth in the traditional sense, but heavily modified dermal denticles." Wikipedia

Sassy Gay Bean Who Loves Dogs
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4 months ago

OML

Community Member
2 years ago

They are SO cool!

Chloe Spivey
Community Member
2 years ago

wtf is wrong with nature?

Karina Andersen
Community Member
2 years ago

huge in the Gulf of Carpentaria

sfg4life515
Community Member
2 years ago

Neat, 'denticles'..teeth that hang from the eaves of your house. Greaaaaat. Next!

Sinus Mackowaty
Community Member
2 years ago

"... and dislodge invertebrates to stun fish"? Whaaa..?

arjelio mas
Community Member
2 years ago

It gives the illusion of a giant chainsaw, not the allusion. Allusion means something different.

Cayden Chumley
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2 years ago

Coooooooool

Adverb Waffle
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2 years ago

Never going in the sea again

Michelle-Michal Korn
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW

Olli Glx
Community Member
2 years ago

Sooo, where is it native to? Australia?

Olli Glx
Community Member
2 years ago

Soooo, Where is it native to? Australia?

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
2 years ago

Nope

jade
Community Member
2 years ago

is this real! jesus christ i would scream so damn loud, Texas could hear me

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
2 years ago

I can't imagine many are left. I am sure some culture will find them to be a aphrodisiac!

pony33
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me that I have to trik soke trees.

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 years ago

Do they grow a new tooth if they lose one?

Valerie Wagner
Community Member
2 years ago

Talk about prehistoric! WoW!

Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

I sawfish once.

Patricia Norris
Community Member
2 years ago

😮

Kadin Thompson
Community Member
2 years ago

So long and thanks for all the all the fish. So sad that it had to come to this. we tried to warn you all but, oh dear... The world is going to be be destroyed. no point in getting all annoyed. just sit back and watch the world dissolve around you! So long, so long, so long! So long, so long, so long! So long and thanks for all the fiiiish

Kadin Thompson
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2 years ago

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LazyPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

Now i don't have to cut trees anymore with an actual saw when the world has this

Cathy Baker
Community Member
2 years ago

Sadly, these rays are an endangered species. I would love to see one while scuba diving!

Jody Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

Sawfish: now we all did.

Left Twix
Community Member
2 years ago

fear ahead

Rainbow_Gal05
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey there buddy, can you please stay at least 10 ft away? We wouldn't like any accidents D:

StarKitten
Community Member
2 years ago

I wonder what they taste like.

Sheila Weila
Community Member
2 years ago

Nature's chainsaw!

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

Interesting

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
2 years ago

Uh... uh... Got your nose..???

Aaron Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

Goodness gracious! Proofread!

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

Testicles? Is that a mistype?

Jen Zordan
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think you meant "testicles".

PandaLover
Community Member
2 years ago

Waaaaait... how big is this exactly? Why does it look HUGE?

Just Curious
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2 years ago

I don’t think that’s supposed to say “testicles”...

Aaron Watts
Community Member
2 years ago

"Along this elongated snout re lateral tooth-like TESTICLES..."

3ke
Community Member
2 years ago

That's awesome. Some people have turned their snouts into swords

Molly Block
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2 years ago

Why? How does it eat?

GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
2 years ago

Imagine swimming and then seeing this come at you

Hara kiri
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2 years ago

When dd you see it!?

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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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

How you guys like my new "fascinator?"

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