These 10 Animals Have Unbelievable Abilities

  • June 27, 2017
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Hairy Frog

This one superpower is the most comic book-like on the list. The short version is that the hairy frog has hidden claws in its toes. Awesome! The long version is that it breaks the bones in its toes and forces them through its skin to make the claws. Awesome! And also terrifying!

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Black Swallower

The anaconda gets a lot of recognition for eating comparatively large prey, but this deep-sea dwelling fish is able to eat other fish whole, up to ten times its own mass. Its distended stomach has been known to fill with gas and float the fish to the surface when it can't fully digest what it eats.

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Spiny Mouse

Only two species of the spiny mouse have the ability to literally escape their skin when cornered by a predator. On top of that, they are able to regenerate everything they lose from the process, including hair follicles. It's the only mammal known to do this.

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Horned Lizard

Three members of the horned lizard family have the ability to shoot blood from their eye. What purpose does that serve? With a distance of five feet, it's first and foremost scary as hell. But the blood has a foul taste to certain predators, too, warding them off. But as bad as a stream of blood may seem, it has no effect on birds.

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Hero Shrew

In a small part of Africa lives the hero shrew, a tiny mammal that can carry a surprising amount of weight—one-hundred and sixty pounds—due to its unique corrugated spine. The vertebrae can lock together, allowing it to carry the weight. The purpose of this is to date unknown, though the leading theory suggests that it allows the shrew to move fallen logs in search of worms to consume.

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