Not everything in nature is as beautiful or as hilarious as we're mostly used to. It has a dark side, too, and I'll completely understand if this list by Bored Panda forces you to build a pillow-fort in your living room and avoid going outside for a week.

From a mama centipede protecting its babies to a wasp colony building a nest around a discarded doll, these pictures feature some of the scariest things Mother Earth has to offer. Scroll down to test how brave you are, and vote for your favorite entries.

#1

This Lava Pit Looks Like It's Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell

This Lava Pit Looks Like It's Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell

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John L
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3 years ago

Where's Dante when we really need him. :D

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#2

Hermit Crab Using A Discarded Doll Head For A Shell

Hermit Crab Using A Discarded Doll Head For A Shell

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Annemarie Elshout
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3 years ago

its a friend of Woody in toystory

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#3

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

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Derpicorn
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3 years ago

*throws arms up and runs in circles* NOOOOOPE NOPETY NOPE NOPERS

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#4

This Frog Was Found All Dried Up And Withered Outside The Store In The Morning. The Store Manager Said, "Let's Try Splashing Some Water On It," And Holy Sh*t It Came Back To F*cking Life

This Frog Was Found All Dried Up And Withered Outside The Store In The Morning. The Store Manager Said, "Let's Try Splashing Some Water On It," And Holy Sh*t It Came Back To F*cking Life

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Sounds like something that's possible only in cartoons. ♥

Silvia Martinez
Community Member
3 years ago

Zombie frog..just add water

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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3 years ago

Actually, nice of them to try and help the little fellow.

Susan Bertke
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen this on television. There's a species of desert frogs that bury themselves in the mud after it rains. The mud dries, and they stay underground, sometimes for years, until it rains again. They come back to life. Then they have a mating frenzy and bury themselves again. Or something like that...

Laurie Paradee
Community Member
2 years ago

We had this huge toad in our backyard as kids. We would unbury him and play and then put him back. He was there for years. Weird?

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Sanchit Jain
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3 years ago

May be he was doing some sort of yoga and you just disturbed him.

P.Brux FHell
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3 years ago

The deepest savasana in the history of frogs!

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Hańka
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3 years ago

It is not scary. It is beautiful!

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Much like the Alaskan frog that freezes solid in winter to re-emerge in the spring.

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Now you know

criminalgirl
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3 years ago

That is fantastic.

Amber Ice
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3 years ago

And awesome

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PsychoPrincess
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3 years ago

They also free solid and thaw Back to Life too. Remember doing that in science classes a kid now that I think about it that was kind of mean what we did to that frog

PsychoPrincess
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3 years ago

Freeze solid

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Amanda Markham
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3 years ago

Yes, Spencer's Burrowing Frog (Opisthodon spenceri) which lives in outback Australia does this

Cassie
Community Member
3 years ago

To think of all the frogs I maybe could have saved had I only known. q_q

Brenda Adams
Community Member
3 years ago

That's the way they hibernate at the bottom of my fish pond

Susan Gardner
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3 years ago

Awww good for the store manager! :)

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

That was kind.

Maureen Zappellini
Community Member
3 years ago

Incredible! We have frogs here in the Sonoran desert (Arizona) which only come out during the summer monsoon storms- and we find dried out husks of frogs once the storms go away... I've never tried to "just add water" but that's certainly a plan this year! I will FREAK OUT if it actually works!

Tammy Chapman
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3 years ago

Please post pics or video or comments or something after you try your experiment. I'm curious to know if it this would work in Arizona??

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Lorena Magee
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3 years ago

some amphibians are like that

Amanda Harker
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome!

Lynn Jenkinson
Community Member
3 years ago

Just add water.

Mickie Ramos
Community Member
3 years ago

Ooohh!! I'm gonna try that next time I see one.

Gwen Johnson-Brown
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3 years ago

Typical for an amphibian. If they get to water before total dessication...

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

Science.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow. Instant frog; just add water.

Kristen Fuller
Community Member
3 years ago

poor little fella was just really dehydrated

Alfie Alfie
Community Member
3 years ago

As a child I had a baby duck that had accidentally frozen and was dead. I put it at the back of the house in the sunshine and viola! It came back alive. Go figure.🤔

Alfie Alfie
Community Member
3 years ago

Space travel problem solved, freeze dry and at the destination just add H2O.😂

arthur lindsay coker
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3 years ago

I'm adopting is as my motto

Liatari Widodo
Community Member
3 years ago

I ever know that some species of frog can relife when you splash a water on them

August Walks
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3 years ago

I've seen that before it's freaky

Ankur Visen
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3 years ago

This pictures could be in reverse order!

Jean Schweibish
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3 years ago

"Just add water!"

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome!!

Neve von C
Community Member
3 years ago

god bless managers with brains

Elly Essenberg
Community Member
3 years ago

My cat brings me those almost every day. Bad enough when they are dead, but to catch them when alive is worse. They are jumpers.

Jane DalPino
Community Member
3 years ago

Good. We don't have many frogs anymore. Haven't seen one in years.

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

I've heard of this happening before. Frogs and toads can do weird stuff like this. They can go into a type of hibernation when condition when the climate isnt safe for them.

Warren Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

That reminds me, I've got to pick up some more "hangover" medicine.

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
5 months ago

YA NEVER KNOW....

Cowgirl
Community Member
2 years ago

His friends call him Lazarus

Karin Morris
Community Member
2 years ago

Frogs also sometimes freeze into ponds and then thaw out in the spring and go about their business. Amazing creatures

Fiorella Barcelli
Community Member
2 years ago

"🎼Hello my baby, hello my honey...🎵🎶"

Cj Rolphe
Community Member
3 years ago

yah right

Leslie Prieto
Community Member
3 years ago

Creepy

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

Bless my Fr. for I have sinned....gee thanks.

Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow!!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

Suck it up, buttercup!

Charles Laster
Community Member
3 years ago

Zombie frog apocalypse!

Sally Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

I found one in my house under the dresser, covered with dust and I put him outside in the rain and he hopped away.

Flower Waheed
Community Member
3 years ago

"Come get your Insta-Frogs! Just add water, and BAM, you have your very own frog!" XD

texaseve
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor frog!

Kenneth V. Jørgensen
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing

Barbara Baldwin
Community Member
3 years ago

Beta splendens do that, too

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
3 years ago

Extreme dehydration!

Hamlets twin
Community Member
3 years ago

So that's what hibernation looks like

KailasNath
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3 years ago

the first photo took directly from above which makes it looks like it's flat. rest is side views.

Charles Laster
Community Member
3 years ago

Zombie frog apocalypse?

Nora Goode
Community Member
3 years ago

Frogs can survive droughts and that's a fact... so not surprised at all

P.Brux FHell
Community Member
3 years ago

Market that with kittens and you'll get rich!!

FreeBird
Community Member
3 years ago

Adding water to dried up kittens? HUH!????

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Z father
Community Member
3 years ago

C'mon, is it joke!? :D

Melody Lanzatella
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3 years ago

Insta-frog! Just add water!

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
3 years ago

That's funny, but not scary

Jody Dubois
Community Member
3 years ago

He was drunk, not dead

Wombat34
Community Member
3 years ago

Not nope at all. This is wonderful. Froggie is good as new.

Edmon Lagahit
Community Member
3 years ago

amazing!

stella
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe it was playing dead?

Brian Matic
Community Member
3 years ago

whyte walker

Shawnie Motschenbacher
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually had small freshwater aquarium frogs - use to get out and had a couple that I threw back in the tank that lived

Oscar
Community Member
3 years ago

Goodness...

RedPanda
Community Member
3 years ago

ITS A MIRACLE

Büki Gabriella
Community Member
3 years ago

frogs are very simple

Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
3 years ago

that is how they survive the dry season. happens all the time

Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww geeze Mom are we having rehydrated frog UH-GAIN?!

Cobraul2
Community Member
3 years ago

Get hydrated, kids!

Gerda Klimaviciute
Community Member
3 years ago

wow

Kevin Hand
Community Member
3 years ago

https://www.livescience.com/32175-can-frogs-survive-being-frozen.html

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 years ago

Absolutely

James Shank
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually I've heard of this but sheesh.

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Me while going to the beach and me after i get into the water.

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

Put salt on his legs hell hop the hell out of there

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you trying to kill it?

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Suresh Kumar
Community Member
3 years ago

Water always does the magic jesus truned it into wine .. this storekeeper can make the frog comeback to life :)

Pamela Grove
Community Member
3 years ago

I realize you were astounded at this miracle of nature but I don't think its necessary to be so vulgar about your surprise. Kids read these post too. Its possible to make your point with much more intelligent language and still be acceptable to everyone. Let's put it this way... ..if you dress as though you live in the gutter and you speak as though you live in the gutter in the gutter you will remain.

Charlene Brickey
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3 years ago

I've looked at everyone's post and I haven't seen anything vulgar yet. Where and who was vulgar???

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d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
3 years ago

OH MY FREAKING MOTHER OF PEARL SIX AND TWO IS EIGHT A FREAKING ZOMBIE FROG

Ayla Grace
Community Member
3 years ago

You can drown a grasshopper or bee and then leave him to dry. They come back to life. I was a creepy child.

DancingToMyself
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3 years ago

Nope. Just curious. :)

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#5

An Abandoned Hornet's Nest My Dad Found In His Shed That He Hadn't Been In For A Couple Years. The Head Is Apart Of A Wooden Statue It Fused With

An Abandoned Hornet's Nest My Dad Found In His Shed That He Hadn't Been In For A Couple Years. The Head Is Apart Of A Wooden Statue It Fused With

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#PugLife
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3 years ago

That is HORRIFYING.

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#6

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Mama nope protecting her little nopes.

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#7

Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice

Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice

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#PugLife
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3 years ago

Certainly beats a wooden sign.

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#8

Cymothoa Exigua Is A Type Of Parasite That Enters Fish's Gills, Eats Their Tongue, And Then Replaces It

Cymothoa Exigua Is A Type Of Parasite That Enters Fish's Gills, Eats Their Tongue, And Then Replaces It

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That parasite even looks happy....

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#9

Husks Of Dead Flowers In My Garden. Look Like Skulls/Plague Masks

Husks Of Dead Flowers In My Garden. Look Like Skulls/Plague Masks

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Stephanie Hutner
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3 years ago

Looks like slipknot masks

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#10

Devil's Fingers Fungus

Devil's Fingers Fungus

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Now I know the inspiration for the Alien films.

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#11

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

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Troux
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3 years ago

This is a young Goblin Shark.

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#12

So Many Bees In The Wall That Their Honey Is Leaking Through An Outlet

So Many Bees In The Wall That Their Honey Is Leaking Through An Outlet

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

And attracting ants!!!

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#13

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

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spirit wolf
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3 years ago

Holy shit don't fucking touch that...

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#14

Snake Head Caterpillar

Snake Head Caterpillar

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

I just hope that the butterfly doesn't have a snake head. Flying snakes, that's what we need.

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#15

This Busy Owl Killed 70+ Lemmings And Surrounded His Nest With Their Fresh Corpses

This Busy Owl Killed 70+ Lemmings And Surrounded His Nest With Their Fresh Corpses

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Samantha Barnard
Community Member
3 years ago

Cosy

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#16

A Centipede That Was Devoured By A Viper, Ate Its Way Out

A Centipede That Was Devoured By A Viper, Ate Its Way Out

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

So the snake thought that the blade-mouthed bug would make a good lunch.

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#17

This Tree In Nebraska Was Struck By Lightning And Burning Afterwards A Day Later

This Tree In Nebraska Was Struck By Lightning And Burning Afterwards A Day Later

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Side quest!

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#18

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Ha! And you though only cells could reproduce asexually. One day... one day.

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#19

Fireants Create A Floating Island Of Themselves To Ride Out The Houston Flooding

Fireants Create A Floating Island Of Themselves To Ride Out The Houston Flooding

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years ago

As someone who's been bitten by those little tidbits from Hell, it would not be a problem for me if a wave took care of them.

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#20

Was About To Show My Kids That Cicada Shells Aren't Gross And Scary When

Was About To Show My Kids That Cicada Shells Aren't Gross And Scary When

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

It did it on purpose. Waiting for the perfect moment to prank on you.

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#21

These Reticulated Pythons Self-Segregated Themselves Based On Color Just After Hatching

These Reticulated Pythons Self-Segregated Themselves Based On Color Just After Hatching

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

Looks like a box of guts!

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#22

Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus) Bull Showing Antlers That Are Shedding Velvet, North America

Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus) Bull Showing Antlers That Are Shedding Velvet, North America

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks gory, but still really impressive.

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#23

A Beehive Built Around Wind Chimes At My Friend's House

A Beehive Built Around Wind Chimes At My Friend's House

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Judh Palcon Domo
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3 years ago

Because they do not want noise.

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#24

The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

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Lila Launehase
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3 years ago

He can be happy he still has his tongue...

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#25

Wingless Fly Penicillidia That Attaches To Bats' Heads And Never Leaves Its Body

Wingless Fly Penicillidia That Attaches To Bats' Heads And Never Leaves Its Body

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Spiderman vs. Batman

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#26

This Gecko With Three Tails

This Gecko With Three Tails

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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor guy. I'm sure the others make fun of it.

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#27

Ant On My Porch Carrying The Head Of His Vanquished Enemy

Ant On My Porch Carrying The Head Of His Vanquished Enemy

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Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

May be it will put it in on top of door of its Ant-home, fancy design!

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#28

A Landslide In Taiwan

A Landslide In Taiwan

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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

"Well then..."

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#29

The Battle

The Battle

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Stalemate?

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#30

My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

I've found a half eaten worm in my pear once... guess where was the other half.

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#31

My Cousin Caught A Lobster With Double Pinchers. Both Claws Work

My Cousin Caught A Lobster With Double Pinchers. Both Claws Work

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PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Again stop polluting our Waters God this world is screwed

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#32

A Venus Fly Trap Getting A Huge Meal

A Venus Fly Trap Getting A Huge Meal

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Why do people buy these plants ? My brother had one for a long time

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#33

Spiked Skeleton

Spiked Skeleton

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Puffer fish?

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#34

Arachnids Aren't Safe From Cordyceps Fungus Either

Arachnids Aren't Safe From Cordyceps Fungus Either

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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

It's "The last of us" zombie fungus.

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#35

Battle-Scarred Hippo

Battle-Scarred Hippo

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of the giant whale in One Piece, was similarly scarred.

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#36

Lamprey's Mouth

Lamprey's Mouth

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Zenozenobee
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3 years ago

Wanna Kiss XD ?

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#37

Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

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Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't even want to imagine the agony of creatures that will come in their way!

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#38

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

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Blue Hippo
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you sure that didn't come from the shower drain?

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#39

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

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Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

awww.. that's cute!

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#40

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

There is nothing wimpy about a Canadian goose! But size and talons make the difference.

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#41

Gecko Eats His Own Tail

Gecko Eats His Own Tail

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Andrius
BoredPanda Staff
3 years ago

Waste not, want not

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#42

Fatal Blow

Fatal Blow

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Ladislav Pollo
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3 years ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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