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Bizarre creatures: You won’t believe they really exist!

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Which one of these bizarre creatures and critters are you meeting for the first time? Here’s further proof that it’s a wild and wonderful world. Some of these animals seem like they’re characters from a Sci-Fi movie about Mars, others look like they’re from another dimension…but all of them are here on earth. Prepare to be blown away.

Bergamasco Shepherd

 

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These herding dogs were bred for the freezing Alps and have evolved to possess thick dreaded coats. The entire dog is covered with an abundant coat that forms mats.

Frilled Shark

 

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Seldom observed, the frilled shark may capture prey by bending its body and lunging forward like a snake. The long, extremely flexible jaws enable it to swallow prey whole, while its many rows of small, needle-like teeth make it difficult for the prey to escape.

Star Nosed Mole

 

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The star-nosed mole is easily identified by the twenty-two pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout which is used as a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer’s organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around. With the help of its Eimer’s organs, it may be perfectly poised to detect seismic wave vibrations.

The Blobfish

 

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Perhaps it’s unfair to judge a fish out of water, but the blobfish looks more like a ball of slime than a living creature. Blobfish live deep in the ocean, where pressures are exceedingly high. In fact, the blobfish’s gelatinous appearance is actually a brilliant adaptation — its gooey, pudding-like flesh allows it to stay buoyant at depths where gaseous bladders can’t function.

Sarcastic Fringehead

 

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The sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi) is a footlong fish that lives off the Pacific coast of North America. When unthreatened, the fringehead’s visage is fairly unremarkable. But if a marine predator (or stray human hand) attempts to dislodge a fringehead from its crevasse, the fish will race into action, brandishing its frightening Predator-like mouth at the interloper.

Chicken Turtle

 

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The chicken turtle is similar in appearance to the eastern painted turtle (Chrysemys picta picta), but has an unusually long, striped neck that is close to the length of its shell, with a yellow stripe on both the forelegs and rear legs. It has webbed feet to help it swim. It has a distinguishable net-like pattern on its carapace.

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  1. Herbert Gerhart Hass von Storch Sunday, 1. January 2017, 02:08 AM

    der blobfish hat mir sehr gefallen. Er ist schleimig, fettleibig und seine Nase sieht aus wie eine Kartoffel.
    Ein Prachtexemplar, Mann sollte ihm im aquarium einen Ehrenplatz anbieten.
    Seine Lippen erinnern mich an Kylie Jenna (Sie isst heiss). Kylie Jenner sieht auch aus wie eine Kartoffel, ich mag Kartoffeln, die sind wie Baeume, nur anders!

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