Disgusting Animals On Planet Earth

Our Planet Earth is a beautiful and majestic place, but as well it has incredible creatures and paradises it also includes a whole lot of interesting and crazy things. Nature is a beautiful, majestic thing…until it makes you want to puke your guts out. For every bunny rabbit or kitten, there’s a horrible animal out there that will find you…and destroy your soul. Nature can be some nasty business, and while all life is sacred, that doesn’t mean that all life is attractive. Here are a few ugly, wonderful creatures that you’d never, ever want to keep as a pet. Probably…

Horned lizard: Also called horny toad or horned frog these names come from its body shape, it looks like a toad but it is really a lizard. This lizard is totally adapted to desert areas, the spines are made from reptile scales that have the function of preventing water loss. They have a very distinctive way of protecting from predators which consist in puffing up their bodies that look really horny making the predator think it is very difficult to swallow. They also have another defensive method which consists on squirting a blood flow from the head. They do this by restricting the blood that is leaving the head, increasing blood pressure and rupturing tiny blood vessels. This confuses predators such as canine and feline. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_lizard

 

Regal horned lizard

 

Hagfish: It is an eel-shaped slim product marine fish, known as the only living creatures with a skull and no vertebral column but they are jawless. They are associated with lampreys and some people believe they are related to lampreys. This fish is long and veniform and can exude an enormous amount of mucus from 100 glands around their flanks. This secretion can expand over 20 liters of sticky material. This characteristic makes it a really disgusting creature. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagfish

Hagfish

Parasitic wasp: This creature is considered a benefit to humans because of their function as controllers of plague that affect crops. These wasps tend to parasite caterpillars of Lepidoptera. The egg hatches inside the parasite and this new larva feed on the host, when the time arrives they have to leave the host but at that moment the parasite is either dead or moribund. This is why agriculture loves this parasitoid wasps because they kill this type of pests. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitoid_wasp

Parasitic wasp eggs on hornworm

Fulmar: This is a tube-nosed seabird that lays one single egg in the cliffs over bare rock. They feed on shrimp, squid, and fish. These birds have long lives living up to 40 years. These birds produce a strong stomach oil made out of wax esters and triglycerides stored in the proventriculus. They spray this terrible smelling liquid out of their beaks in defense of predators. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulmar

Northern Fulmar

Pipa toad: Inhabits the eastern region of South America, in were they habit murky ponds and swamps. The interesting part of this creatures is in its reproduction stage, the female is in charge of carrying the eggs on her back in a honeycomb structure in which they stay until completely adult and then they emerge from the holes on the back of the mother. After the reproduction period both male and female separate. Source: http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Pipa_pipa/

Pipa Pipa toad

Sea cucumber: Marine animals with leathery skin and a long body with a single branched gonad. We can find them on the sea floor all over the world. They tend to be more numerous in the Asia Pacific. They are either gathered for human consumption or because they will be used in aquariums. They generally measure from 10-30 centimeters long and special cases that can have 3 meters long.

Eyed Sea cucumber

Horned lizard | 0:23
Hagfish | 0:53
Parasitic wasp | 1:25
Koalas | 2:02
Fulmar | 2:41
Pipa pipa toad | 3:20
Sea cucumber | 4:01
Vultures | 4:30