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: https;//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

 

12 Animals With The Weirdest Teeth

These animals will make you think twice about saying I’ve seen everyting there is to see about nature shows… o no… no no no sir! From majestic narwhals and their 8.5 foot tooth to terrifyingly cute penguins with scary mouths, here are 12 Animals With the Weirdest Teeth.

The Babirusa
Just like the narwhal that we just discussed, this creature’s tusks are actually its teeth that have managed to grow in the opposite direction and pierce the roof of their mouth. More specifically, its the upper canines that do the piercing while the lower ones grow sideways out of their mouths. The males use this bizarre evolutionary trait to their advantage when they fight other males during mating season and slash into each other’s flesh. The unfortunate part is that the babirusa has to file down it’s teeth, otherwise, they’ll end up growing right into its skull and proving to be fatal.

The Frilled Shark
Thank god this living nightmare lives in some pretty deep waters because you wouldn’t want to end up swimming near one of these things. Case and point, look at its needle-like teeth! It’s got rows upon rows of teeth that are in their own rows. This makes it harder for their prey to try and escape as they get trapped and have their flesh torn. These sharks mostly feed on different species of cephalopods such as squids and they use their extremely flexible jaws that are long enough to swallow prey that’s larger than them whole. Truly scary.

The Lamprey
Out of the 38 species of lamprey that are known to exist, which seems like too many of these scary aliens, only 18 of them are known for being parasitic. These fish use the many rows of teeth that fill its mouth to cling onto their desired prey of choice and chomp onto a piece of tasty flesh from an unsuspecting source. Once the animal is latched on tightly, then they begin to use their tongue in order to lap up the nutrient-rich blood from its victim. Yeah, these things are basically underwater vampires. Avoid them at all costs.

The Hagfish
This animal is a type of marine fish that resembles more of a fish and is known for producing an insane amount of slime that it uses to suffocate the hungry predators that try to go after it. It’s perhaps less known for its smile that comes with two pairs of sharp teeth on each side. The hagfish is one of those animals such as the previously mentioned lamprey that is completely jawless. These animals don’t even need their teeth as they’re able to get the nutrients they require through their skin but they also feed on dying prey by eating them from the inside.

The Penguin
Thanks to films such as “Happy Feet” and “March of the Penguins,” the general public sees penguins as cute balls of fluff that live in the cold Arctic region. It turns out that the inside of a penguin’s mouth is very much the exact opposite of cute fluff ballness. Their mouths are entirely lined up with razor sharp teeth that are essential in helping a penguin feed. Since penguins eat their food alive and whole, their sharp teeth help keep down squirming fish and keep things moving smoothly. And yes, the following image that you see is real.

The Leatherback Sea Turtle
Sea turtles have quite the reputation for being such adorable and majestic creatures of the ocean but that’s because most people haven’t had the chance to look at their insides. The most frightening of these turtles happens to be the leatherback sea turtle. The inside of their mouths looks like a small forest of spines as pictured below in the following image. These aren’t technically teeth, as they’re rather called papillae, but they act just like teeth. The cartilaginous spikes help keep jellyfish moving down the turtle’s throat as they’re being swallowed and protects them from the jellyfish stings.
Before we reveal number one, let us know in the comments below which one of these animals you thought had the weirdest set of teeth and don’t forget to subscribe. And now…

The Crabeater Seal
As far as teeth go in the animal kingdom, there’s an exact reason on why we chose this animal as the number one spot. Just look at that unique pattern of teeth! It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. So why do these seals have such odd-looking chompers? Well, despite their name being crabeater seals, their diet is actually made up of 90 percent Antarctic krill and don’t actually feast on crabs because they live in such deep waters. The weird pattern of their teeth helps filter out the excess water when they take a bite and only the tasty krill is left.

15 Prehistoric Non-Dinosaour Giants

These are really big animals that actually existed. Head up on the video that s probably playing bellow.

  • Arthropleura (art-hra-ploo-ra)- This was an ancestor to millipedes and centipedes, and could grow up to 8 feet long … although some sources claim it could grow even longer. Contrast that size to a modern-day centipedes which go around 10 inches long. They could also measure several feet wide, which would make for a scary sight, to say the least. Because of its massive size, it’s thought the creature had few predators, despite it being an invertebrate … it is in fact, the largest invertebrate species ever uncovered — by a wide margin. Arthropleura looked like it could be a predator itself, but it was actually a herbivorous arthropod. And fossilized evidence indicates it could move pretty fast across the forest floor, swerving to avoid rocks and trees. It lived around 300 million years ago throughout present-day North America and Scotland.

    Meganeura (mega-noor-uh)
    Best described as a giant dragonfly, these creatures existed around 300 million years ago are are related to the present day insects. Did you know they could be the size of birds? Their fossils were initially found in France in 1880, and have since been found in England. One genus (JEE-nus) is thought to have been the largest insect that ever lived … with a length around 17 inches and a wingspan exceeding 2 feet. Can you imagine a dragonfly feeding on prey as big as squirrels or frogs? Experts say that this creature did just that!

    Monster Sea Scorpion
    Fossils of Jaekelopterus (jay-kel-OP-ter-us) indicate the creature lived around 390 million years ago. Measuring over 8 feet, a single pincer was more than 18 inches long. No wonder that J.rhenaniae (reh-NAY-nee) is thought to be the largest known arthropod yet discovered. Their size makes them larger that eurypterids (yoo-RIP-tuh-rids) … a group that is related to the scorpions and land spiders of today. Today, the coconut crab and Japanese spider crab are among the largest living arthropods in the world.

    Haast’s Eagle
    This is the largest species of eagle that was ever known to exist … and the females were significantly larger than the males. They could weigh up to 36 pounds, with a wingspan approaching 10 feet …And were found on the South Island of New Zealand, where the birds are commonly accepted as part of Maori (MAO-ree) legend. The eagles preyed on large flightless bird species, including the Moa, which was 15 times its weight … Striking at speeds up to 50 mph. When human hunters arrived in New Zealand, they also preyed on the large flightless birds there. Haast’s Eagle became extinct about 1,400 years ago after its natural food source disappeared.

    Megalodon is the legendary prehistoric shark that measured up to 60 feet long and weighed around 65 tons … but some estimates put those numbers even higher. Did you know scientists have calculated the ancient predator could have exerted a bite force of more than 18 tons!

    Titanoboa — Fossils of this creature were found in Colombia … and indicate the creature would have measured over 40 feet long and weighed around 2,500 pounds. They would have been found slithering about some 60 million years ago.

    Mosasaurus (moe-suh-SORE-us)
    Like plesiosaurs, these were marine reptiles, not technically dinosaurs. But going nearly 60 feet long, this was thought to be about the biggest of the lot. Experts say that the carnivorous critter resembled an immense crocodile … and would have been one of the deadliest creatures alive during the Cretaceous Period. Mosasaurs are closely related to lizards of today, like the Komodo Dragon. The creatures were believed to chase down prey by using their powerful, shark-like tails. And they were evidently well-traveled animals as well. Their fossils have been found on every continent, including Antarctica. You might recall this creature being the breakout star of “Jurassic World” in 2015 … although some experts said too many liberties were taken with the animal’s portrayal.

  • Super Strange Tree Goats and Other Bizarre Animals!

    Beached Blue Whale
    The largest animal on the planet is known to be the blue whale … and the carcass of one recently washed ashore at Agate Beach in Bolinas, California. The specimen measured around 79 feet long, with most of the body still intact. Experts still aren’t sure what killed the huge marine mammal … although it’s speculated it may have suffered a blunt force injury when it collided with a ship … scientists plan a full necropsy soon. Did you know that around 2,800 blue whales are thought to live off the California coast? That’s roughly a third of their population worldwide.

    Bus Sized Beast
    The fossil of a prehistoric beast the size of a bus were found recently in Russia. The creature had dinosaur-size proportions … but it was actually a sea dwelling reptile with an enormous skull, huge teeth, powerful jaws and two pairs of flippers. Related to plesiosaurs, these creatures are identified as pliosaurs (PLY-oh-sores)… They would have been the apex predators of the oceans during the age of dinosaurs, and were characterized by their ferocious, predatory nature. The unusually well preserved specimen was found on the banks of the Volga (VOL-guh) River and dates back around 130 million years. Measuring around 5 feet long, researchers have extrapolated the creature’s size to have been roughly the size of a bus. Pliosaurs were known to grow to lengths of 50 feet and weigh more than 26,000 pounds. Hard to believe given their great size … but pliosaurs were actually distant cousins of today’s turtles!

    Monkey Business
    Macaque (muh-KAK) monkeys in Indonesia have taken on some human like behaviors … Our fellow primates have learned how to steal the belongings of tourists — and then hold the items until a ransom of food is paid! The unique — if annoying — behavior is only found with monkeys living around the Uluwatu (oo-loo-WAH-too)Temple of Bali … where the creatures have long been known to pilfer glasses, hats, cameras and wads of cash from visitors. Scientists conducting field research discovered that groups of monkeys that moved into the region would soon learn the macaques behavior … suggesting that it is learned as the newcomers observe the actions of the longer term residents. Some experts think the primates robbing and bartering behavior is indicative of a cognitive tradition among this species … one that is transmitted across generations of the animals as they learn from one another.

    All You Can’t Eat
    A couple in Texas witnessed a sight you don’t see everyday … not that you’d want to. While stopped by the side of the road, they watched in horror as a huge black snake regurgitated a smaller snake. Starting with the smaller snake’s tail, the black snake steadily ejected its victim … which emerged intact, wriggling, and still alive! The black snake slithered away as soon as it was relieved of its meal. Did you know, snakes are known for their ability to digest large prey. They’re also known to regurgitate a meal if they feel threatened. The larger snake likely ejected its prey because it was in a hurry to escape the couple … which may have made it a case of ‘eat and run’.

    Goats in the Trees
    While goats are known to climb hills and mountains, they’re not known to climb trees … except in southern Morocco. Experts say that up to 20 of the creatures will regularly climb thorny argan trees that are native to the region. It’s said that they spend up to three-quarters of their time ‘treetop grazing’. Some pictures displaying their behavior almost appear to be Photoshopped. But the goats are actually perched on the branches … displaying an amazing ability to balance themselves there … some 30 feet above the ground! As the goats forage in the trees, they spit out seeds to be dispersed on the ground. The seeds are contained in a pulpy fruit that surrounds the tree’s nut, and resembles a large green olive. The fruit itself is enough to entice the goats to climb the trees. But they don’t like the large seeds … so the animals spit them out. And it turns out to be a win-win for the local environment. As those seeds are spread some distance from the parent tree, it gives the seedlings a better chance of survival. Local herders are happy enough with the arrangement that they even prune the trees to make it easier for the goats to climb them!

    Taking care of creatures can be a rich and incredible profession here are 15 examples.

    Here are 15 Awesome Jobs for Animal Lovers, if you are looking to get into this profession, check these out:

    Zoologist
    If you enjoy studying animals, then a career in zoology might right be for you. Zoologists can spend a lot of time with animals and can work at zoos, with personnel there to direct how the creatures are cared for. Some zoologists will focus on one species of animal, while other might choose to specialize in mammals, reptiles, or other species. Entry level positions require a Bachelor’s degree … and if you want to become a researcher or professor, you’ll need a master’s degree.

    Animal Control Officer
    This type of job involves dealing with all types of animals … from pets to wildlife, and a job perk is giving them personal attention. Reports of mistreated animals are investigated and dealt with according to the situation and animal involved. Officers will often help control abandoned or unattended animals, or help to remove dangerous animals. A necessary job requirement is an ability and willingness to use nooses, nets and/or tranquilizer darts should the situation call for it. Some of the jobs within this field can include dog wardens and dog catchers, canine service trainers and humane officers. And depending on where the job is located, your workplace can vary from a service truck to an office, to the wide open spaces of a national park!

    Wildlife Biologist
    Do the names Jeff Corwin or Steve Irwin ring any bells? They were wildlife biologists who went on to fame and fortune thanks to popular TV shows and books published. While there’s no guarantee of that, this is a profession that allows you to combine a love of animals with science. Wildlife biologists are involved with studying the environments of animals, along with their demographics and populations among other things. To move beyond entry-level positions, you’d need a master’s degree or PhD in wildlife biology.

    Animal Trainer
    Do you have a lot of patience with critters? If so, this might be the gig for you. It’s basically teaching animals to follow instructions. Whether you’re training dogs, horses, service animals or performing animals, you would need a basic understanding of how animals function. This usually involves an apprentice type education … and it has the potential to bring in a nice paycheck. As an example, a reputable show horse trainer can charge up to $1,000 (or higher) each month per horse … and that could involve several of the animal’s training at once. Our sources indicate that jobs in this line of work could increase by some 20-percent in the next year or so.

    And before getting to our number one job for animal lovers, it’s time for an honorable mention. In addition to many of the jobs we found while researching the episode, one really raised our hackles — in a good way. Would you believe the guy in the picture is not necessarily a veterinarian … but is, in fact, a well-compensated professional cat cuddler? There’s an animal clinic that is seeking candidates that have a certain “Catitude” … that is, an ability to speak softly to the felines and calm their nerves … kind of like being a cat-whisperer. And this fella certainly seems to have the knack … that critter looks like it is all kinds of mellowed out. If you want to get paid for cuddling kittens all day long, you’ll need gentle hands for the petting and stroking of the cats. Now, there are a couple of drawbacks. One, we couldn’t find out how much the job pays. And two … the clinic is located in Dublin, Ireland. So if you don’t already live in the UK, you could be in for quite a commute.

    Veterinarian
    Chances are, the first animal-related job a lot of people think is is being a veterinarian. Along with a love of animals, a candidate better loves math and science. In the US, you’ll need a four-year degree (and good marks) to gain entry to one of the country’s 27 veterinary schools. By some accounts, it’s more difficult to get accepted into one of these schools than it is medical school! That involves another four years to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or DVM. Graduates usually have to intern for a year before starting their own independent practice. Specialties can include animal surgery, animal pathology, and exotic animal medicine. Salaries can range up to $150,000 per year depending on the vet’s specialty.

    Dolphin Eats a Giant Octopus and other strange animal stories

    In this great synopsis, The guys from strange animals have grouped a great set of videos you should see:

    Super Wasps
    The German or European Wasp measures bigger than standard wasps at about a half-inch long … and carry distinctive black spots on their faces. They’re also known to repeatedly sting victims, resulting in swelling and a burning pain. And the creatures are reportedly going to invade British gardens this summer, so be advised. They can inhabit almost any area … but they’re particularly known to populate areas of the South of England and the East Midlands in Rutland and Leicestershire. Experts say that more prolific breeding could occur thanks to warmer temperatures emerging from hibernation earlier to seek food. Bear in mind, they’re pretty bold and can mark aggressors to pursue them. Because of that, you’re advised not to try and smoke them out or otherwise provoke them, since they could swarm. Did you know that throughout North America, these critters are often identified as yellowjackets?

    Extinction Events
    Did you know that our planet could be on the verge of a sixth mass extinction event … and it looks like human activity is to blame. That is according to several studies published recently. Researchers around the world have examined the present and future threats to biodiversity. And they’ve come to a grim conclusion — almost a quarter of all mammal species are at risk of becoming extinct … likewise about 13 percent of the bird population. Close to 400 species of large mammals in Asia, Africa, and South America are deemed the most threatened animals according to some experts. And the mammals at risk could easily include we humans. Habitat destruction, overhunting and the introduction of invasive non-native species are threatening the plants and animals we depend upon to survive. As human populations continue to expand, demand for food, water, and living space will increase. Researchers say that a drastic change in farming methods and habitat preservation for the majority of remaining species could help reverse the trend.

    Ancient Bullets
    More than 2,000 years ago, the Romans used weapons that had the stopping force equal to that of a .44 magnum revolver. Romans employed slings during the second century AD, which shot bullets made of lead at their enemies. More than 400 of the deadly projectiles were recently found just west of Dumfries (dum-FREES), in Scotland. Archaeologists were surprised to discover small holes bored into the sling bullets. At first, experts thought the openings were filled with poison. But further research has revealed that the projectiles were drilled so they would make a kind of buzzing noise as they flew through the air. The noise would have been similar to that of an angry wasp, which served to terrify the enemy … and was likely an early form of psychological warfare practiced by the Romans. Experts say that when Scottish clansmen fought with swords, they would have been mowed down by a hail of bullets that could hurtle at speeds up to 100 miles per hour … which would likely take one’s head clean off, to paraphrase Dirty Harry Callahan.

    Deadly Dinner
    You know the old saying about biting off more than you can chew, right? A bottlenose dolphin in Western Australia obviously did not. The careless cetacean was found dead on a beach near Bunbury after having tried to swallow an entire Maori octopus that weighed more than 4.5 pounds. In fact, a post-mortem found that the crafty cephalopod managed to jam one tentacle down the dolphin’s esophagus … and the other seven limbs were clogging the back of the throat. This could nearly be a scene from “Alien” … The slimy gray tentacles almost looked like some sort of extraterrestrial life form that has invaded the dolphin’s throat and mutated there. Add the sight of the dolphin’s flesh peeled apart for inspection, and it looks like the octopus could have exploded out of the dolphin! We’re told the incident actually took place in 2015, but the postmortem report was only recently published.