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

SplitArgento Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years ago

As I've always had a fear of dolls,this is terrifying. ..Can you imagine this head moving across your path?

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#3

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

ho-tron Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years ago

Jesus....This is even worse then the Hermit Crab.

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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

9999monkeys Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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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

CountBubs Report

#PugLife
Community Member
3 years ago

That is HORRIFYING.

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#6

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

gDisasters Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
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

3urny Report

#PugLife
Community Member
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

taffetatam Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years ago

That's it...Of to watch Little House on the Prairie....Aaaaarrgghhhhh..

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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

TAHTPB Report

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

DJHbutterflies Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Now I know the inspiration for the Alien films.

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years ago

Just in case, I would'nt stay around to wait for a facehugger to show up....

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PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

I had to Google what it was and what it did it was so weird looking this is what Google said: devils fingers aka Clathrus archeri is one of the phalloid fungi (Phallales) and is related to the common stinkhorn ( Phallus impudicus), a well-known woodland fungus in Britain. It similarly produces a sticky spore-bearing tissue designed to attract flies which are the agents of spore dispersal. Like other phalloids,C. archeri accumulates manganese in the egg-stage, apparently important chemically in producing the sugars and odorous substances found in the fertile tissue

Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

Yucky

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

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Piper
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha that's EXACTLY what I was thinking!!

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The Cappy
Community Member
3 years ago

Fire! And lots of it!

Barbara Kring
Community Member
3 years ago

100% agree.

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Petronella Profijt
Community Member
3 years ago

Mother nature.....you're drunk!

Christina Drexler
Community Member
3 years ago

Today walking in the south of Germany: saw one - smells awful

Lillian Chesak
Community Member
3 years ago

Kill it with fire!

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a juvenile Triffid!

Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

You mean they get bigger than that one?

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Sue Donim
Community Member
3 years ago

where do they grow ?

P.Brux FHell
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me the Harry Belafonte dance around the table in Beetlejuice

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Jeeze...WTF?

Amber Ice
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3 years ago

I second that!

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Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Never seen this before. Ever. Not even on the internet prior to today. That thing is incredible.

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

You mean the Nope Leaf.

Drishti Sharma
Community Member
3 years ago

the nope profile pic for a trypobhopic person

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Amanda Harker
Community Member
3 years ago

It's both pretty and frightening!

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
1 year ago

Fuck no

Violet Oliveira
Community Member
3 years ago

It's fascinatingly disgusting! I bet it smells putrid!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 years ago

GROSS!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 years ago

We have some. They stink too

PurpleUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

I quite like his one...

Lila Launehase
Community Member
3 years ago

The name nails it... brrrrr.

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
2 months ago

YES, DONT MESS WITH THIS PLANT , IT WILL EAT U !

X ElectricReaper X
Community Member
7 months ago

WOW THATS COOL

Janna Kelenc
Community Member
2 years ago

Ive seen one like this before in really really wet year's. Except it only has one finger that comes up and it looks like a circumcised penises. It actually ejaculates some clear fluid from the top and when you smash the whole thing in fear that penises are taking insert the world the is a ball sack that it grows out of under the ground. It's truly horrifying. Except ive only had the chance to show one person out of all 6 times ive seen it and when u try to describe it people don't believe me. But I don't blame them. I just need to share my horror with someone.

Gary Holzman
Community Member
2 years ago

Octopus plant would be a better name.

Elle Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me of the prawn hands in Beetlejuice!

Mary Rauch
Community Member
2 years ago

Creepy. Thought it was a creature.

Andy Dump
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm never leaving the house again!

Ryan Hanna
Community Member
2 years ago

Stranger things

Ginger Walker
Community Member
3 years ago

An "Alien " egg sack !!!

Holly Rossmaier Newingham
Community Member
3 years ago

A plant that wears a condom?

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
3 years ago

Ugly.

Ashley Dopp
Community Member
3 years ago

Feed me Seymour!

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
3 years ago

Tastes good

Kshitij Kamble
Community Member
3 years ago

Devil May Cry 4

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
3 years ago

Omigosh - if you found that thing before it opened - you'd think that was one HUUUUUGE spider in there!

Roseann Palmisano
Community Member
3 years ago

Ewwwww

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks like an Octopus! Creepy!!

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks kind of like a squid coming out of the ground.

Anthony Nizza
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of the dinner table scene in Beetlejuice.

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine that tapping you on your shoulder......don't let the devil get in you

Meran Cuill
Community Member
3 years ago

I want this!

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

Nature at it's best

Charlene Brickey
Community Member
3 years ago

Now this looks like the aliens pods from Aliens.

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
Community Member
3 years ago

Cthulhu lives!

Jenny Jozwiak
Community Member
3 years ago

I think I saw this on an old episode of Star Trek.

zef rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn, that's beautiful!

Laura Gray
Community Member
3 years ago

would not want that in my yard!

Beth McFadden
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm fine with this--it's just a plant.

Myxomatosis
Community Member
3 years ago

This would be a bad trip.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing!

Alira
Community Member
3 years ago

looks far scarier before blooming

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

http://nerdist.com/watch-the-devils-finger-fungus-hatch-like-a-xenomorph-egg/

Jody Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

And it smells worse than it looks! It's in the stinkhorn family. This way, everybody can enjoy it!. ;p Even slightly more disgusting, it is nontoxic--so if you wash off that crappy-smelling brown stuff, you can actually cook it and eat it. I am not recommending you try this. Major yuck.

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
Community Member
3 years ago

Ohh wow!!!

Christina Drexler
Community Member
3 years ago

Today we saw one of these. Great, awfully smelling (South of Germany)

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
3 years ago

Now that I have seen Guardians of the Galaxy 2, I have to wonder about this "plant"!!!

Vanessica Bloxgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

I still cant tell what it is.. but it kinda looks like a dyed pancake sticking up

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

So aptly named!

Lucida
Community Member
3 years ago

I had to look it up on Wikipedia. Quote: "In maturity it smells like putrid flesh" Eeeww!

John Hopkins
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm sure this is Australian

Michael Gmirkin
Community Member
3 years ago

Clearly an elder monstrosity...

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

But....is it dangerous to touch, or keep as a display?

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
3 years ago

Kinda beautiful though.

Charlene Brickey
Community Member
3 years ago

Kind of repulsive to me

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Oscar
Community Member
3 years ago

Cool!

Jon Watts
Community Member
3 years ago

reminds me of Yveltal in the colors at the last image

Gosiulka Bloem
Community Member
3 years ago

:(

RedPanda
Community Member
3 years ago

He needa some nail work NOW

Courtney Berthelot
Community Member
3 years ago

I need to find this so I can level up in alchemy.

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a vagina sneezed.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow....that is messed up

Selényi Gábor
Community Member
3 years ago

Fucking hell. That looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie.

Mark Jaress
Community Member
3 years ago

Facehugger! RUN!

Silvia Martinez
Community Member
3 years ago

Time to leave Mother Nature alone!

Echo
Community Member
3 years ago

Like the Raffledia Arnoldii. Corpse flower, but this is just a fungus. Just trippy.

Debi Nikita
Community Member
3 years ago

Whoa... that amazing...

Etienne Pisano
Community Member
3 years ago

Arghhh!!! Alien resurrection!!!!

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Alien!

WaLe
Community Member
3 years ago

My gf "looks like a vagina!!!" Oh gosh...

Sadie Maruno
Community Member
3 years ago

ya know those things that look a bit like that but smaller and just one sprout only come out too the ground (i think they come out of poop cause they always smell land when you touch them you get poop on your fingers) anyway my uncle has the perfect name for them "devils d*ck" really suits

Nicole Longpre
Community Member
3 years ago

Where is this found ... so I never go there by accident!

La
Community Member
3 years ago

This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen.

Mickie Ramos
Community Member
3 years ago

😲 😝

BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
3 years ago

well hello cthulu spawn!

Tracy Shipton
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like the plant out of Guardians of the Galxy 2

Karolína T.
Community Member
3 years ago

Květnatec Archerův, introdukovaný z Austrálie.

Lauren Diane
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you fucking kidding me?

julia church
Community Member
3 years ago

eeeww

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Who wants to make a movie about space and aliens? We have all the terrors right at home :)

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Eating a lot of dead organic matter , I presume

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#11

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

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Troux
Community Member
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

bex4331 Report

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

Grim_Reaper_O7 Report

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

yongchiunhuei Report

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

Christine Blais-Soucy Report

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

Xavier Bonnet Report

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

kimchigimchee Report

Daria B
Community Member
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?

NegativeCreep12 Report

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

jumbodung Report

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

Snarcasm101 Report

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

SkylerRaye Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
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

Mark Raycroft Report

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

geisslereliz Report

Judh Palcon Domo
Community Member
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
Community Member
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

Piotr Naskrecki Report

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

Osshhhh Report

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

liedel Report

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

itza_me Report

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

"Well then..."

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#29

The Battle

The Battle

Jose Garcia Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
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

jaredjeya Report

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

aperull Report

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

Hovie1 Report

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

blickwinkel Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
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

TheScaryNature Report

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

BubbleBoyB Report

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
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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