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This Is Why No One Should Fuck With Nature

Me scrolling through this post: OMG. OMG. OMG.

1. HOLY CRAP, some wasps built a nest around this old doll.

2. And these fire ants created a floating island of themselves to survive the Houston flooding. (Yes, those are ANTS.)

3. Watch this octopus hunt a crab (twist ending).

DID YOU KNOW: An octopus's arms have different personalities. (Go here to read more truly crazy octopus facts!!!)

4. And this mom centipede protecting her babies.

5. This cordyceps fungus is growing on a FUCKING SPIDER.

6. Here is a reindeer shedding its velvet.

7. Why did the salmon cross the road?

DID YOU KNOW: Holy shit, these salmon are crossing a damn road.

8. This underwater "finger of death" that fatally freezes its victims.

DID YOU KNOW: OK, THIS IS REAL. It's called a brinicle, and it's an underwater icicle of brine. You can read about how they're formed here, but basically once they reach the sea floor, they create an expanding cone of ice that freezes to death everything in its path.

9. This jaguar diving into THE FREAKIN' WATER to kill a caiman.

DID YOU KNOW: Jaguars, unlike most other cats, are good swimmers and often prey on water animals like fish and turtles.

10. This fiery lava waterfall that looks like it's straight outta Dante.

11. This bald eagle sitting on top of a goose.

12. This orca drop-kicking a seal with its tail.

DID YOU KNOW: Killer whales often strike seals with their tails to debilitate them first, as seals and sea lions have sharp claws and teeth and can fight back.

13. These three lions fighting an alligator.

DID YOU KNOW: Female lions do most of the hunting; male lions typically hang back from the action until a kill is made.

14. This GIGANTIC piece of falling rock.

DID YOU KNOW: Water, earthquakes, and vegetation growth all contribute to rockfall, which is obviously impossible to predict.

15. This super WTF goblin shark.

16. Watch this mama rabbit attack a SNAKE.

DID YOU KNOW: Mother rabbits are fiercely protective of their babies and will take on any predators who approach their nests.


DID YOU KNOW: Venus fly traps can emit a fluorescent blue glow to attract bugs.

18. A cone snail swallowing an ENTIRE FISH.

DID YOU KNOW: The highly toxic venom of the snail paralyzes its fish prey instantly so it can't wiggle away.

19. And this stingray feasting on an inky squid.

DID YOU KNOW: Stingrays are carnivorous and chew their prey with their tiny jaws.

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