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Fish with octopus in its throat

Fish with octopus in its throat

The fisherman is getting all the loot and XP.

So who's killing who, here? Because I'm imagining the octopus' tentacles bursting out of the fish's body and it's pretty fucking metal.

Great Cthulhu is not amused by the Deep Ones' transgressions against his avatar.

Dat cumulative XP. Whalers probably rake in the most XP.

Always wash your grapes

Always wash your grapes

If I ever saw anything remotely close to this in my produce no washing necessary, fire is the only way.

That's a fucking black widow, muchacho. A bit different

NOPE NOPE NOPE

Now imagine what goes in your WINE!

Donkey defended himself.

Donkey defended himself.

Decent chance this guy was utilised as a guardian animal for a herd, sheep are a common choice to pair with a donkey. They're aggressively territorial and brave animals, making them good guards.

it was, i remember the person who originally posted this a couple years ago said as much. I think they said it was their aunt's and she got it specifically to get rid of the coyotes

Yes. To wild menace varmints like coyotes, bobcats, and such, donkeys are some of the most dangerous and frightening domesticated animals.

It's pretty rare that they kill like this. Usually, the marauders just run away and stop coming back.

That'll do Donkey... That'll do.

The largest scar you'll ever see ( humpback)

The largest scar you'll ever see ( humpback)

Propeller injury? How did it survive that...

Could it have received the injury as a calf and then had it stretch out as it grew?

Bad bot

What the fuck happened here

A lioness after a meal

A lioness after a meal

Beetroot salad?

When you're a lesbian, and your partner is most horny during shark week.

Cherry Koolaid

Very Berry smoothie

100-million-year-old ant trapped in Burmese amber had enormous fangs and a metal-reinforced horn for impaling prey. Literally metal.

100-million-year-old ant trapped in Burmese amber had enormous fangs and a metal-reinforced horn for impaling prey. Literally metal.

I don't think any organism can produce metal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaly-foot_gastropod

The shell is of a unique construction, with three layers; the outer layer consists of iron sulfides...

http://www.pnas.org/content/100/16/9144.long

The fangs, teeth, and mandibles of diverse arthropod species have been reported to contain high levels of zinc. Considerable quantities of zinc also occur in the jaws of the marine polychaete worm Nereis sp. High copper levels in the polychaete worm Glycera dibranchiata recently were attributed to a copper-based biomineral reinforcing the jaws.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog_iron

But more importantly, anaerobic bacteria (Gallionella and Leptothrix) growing under the surface of the bog concentrate the iron as part of their life processes.

source, for ye disbelieving heretics

How do you know that horn is metal? I don't think any organism can produce metal. Many insects have body parts that look metallic.

There's a type of spider with metal fangs used to pierce extremely tough exoskeletons.

You have metal in your blood right now, with the eight ecological pressures we could feasibly evolve a way to harden it on our shells.

Mosquitoes breed in warm stagnant water. That pretty much describes Texas right now.

When I was stationed in georgia the mosquitos could bite through our BDUs. Denim will not save you.

I recently heard they lay eggs that can lie dormant for up to 7 years but as soon as they are exposed to water, hatch.

Yayyyyy

That's why you put the 100% DEET paste on your skin, cancer be damned.

Long-term studies in which dogs, rats, and mice were given DEET orally or in which liquid DEET was applied to the skin of mice and rabbits did not find an increase in tumors in the animals.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has not classified DEET as to its carcinogenicity. 

Source - https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=1035&tid=201

The CDC also reccomends using an insect repellant with at least 20% DEET.

The Short Nosed Bear. Scientists speculate these delayed human migration into N.A. because they hunted us in the Bering Strait.

The Short Nosed Bear. Scientists speculate these delayed human migration into N.A. because they hunted us in the Bering Strait.

Yeah, well obviously we won in the end.

USA USA USA

Big badass bear, and they name it after its short nose...

Humans hunt back

Argentavis magnificens - wingspan 7.5m, the biggest bird that was able to fly through the skies, went extinct 5mio years ago

Argentavis magnificens - wingspan 7.5m, the biggest bird that was able to fly through the skies, went extinct 5mio years ago

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You have to wonder what it ate as surely it'd need something either slow or big enough to sustain. It isn't subtle

this species is related to nowadays vultures. So it was probably not hunting but more likely feeding on carrions

That's actually a cool sub, needs more posts.

Seal gets serious air time after being launched out of water by an Orca

Seal hasn't had that much airtime since Kiss from a Rose

Wrap it up folks, this comment wins.

Do you think he dead

Not sure if it's this video but I remember reading that the seal is dead at this point and they're just playing with their food

Try one of these subthreads

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