If you think self-deprecation was a strange defense mechanism, then you’ll be blown away by what these animals do when threatened. Some of these natural defenses seem like they’re straight out of a horror movie. Some are so bizarre that they’re probably “too much” for a horror movie and would be left on the cutting room floor. I’m looking at you, lizard that shoots blood from its eyes.
Not all are terrifying, but they will all make you think twice about getting close to these animals. Take a look!
This turtle’s natural defense is not having what most other species of turtle rely on for protection. While they’re more vulnerable to injury without a hard shell, good luck finding them in the first place.
If you ever find yourself getting sleepy while swimming in the ocean, you might be dealing with a cuttlefish. Okay, that won’t happen, but these interesting creatures will use their colorful skin and tentacles to hypnotize their prey.
This frog survives the cold winters by beating their surroundings at its own game. Instead of waiting around for the weather to do it to them, these frogs freeze themselves to make it through the winter.