Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lizard Plays Dead to Evade Snakes

This lizard uses a surprising defense tactic upon encountering this voracious snake — it pretends to be dead.Coachwhip snakes (Masticophis flagellum) are found throughout...

Sneaky Beetles Infiltrate Ant Colonies With This Clever Disguise

Image: New Scientist via YouTubeTalk about a sneak attack! Some rove beetles have changed their body shape and chemical structure to look like army...

Hercules the Elephant Survives Attack by 14 Lions

This young elephant amazingly defies the odds of nature after fending off a 14 member pride of vicious female lions — completely unassisted. In South Luangwa National...

Mama Leopard ‘Adopts’ Baby Baboon Prey After Brutal Kill

This amazing interaction between a leopard and a baboon proves that nature is full of surprises — and none greater than when a ferocious female...

Chimps Turn Cannibalistic Due to Lack of Female Partners

While chimpanzees are often prone to excessive violence, it is rare to see a family member brutally murdered — and eaten afterwards. Fongoli chimpanzees are...

Shocking Creatures: Snake-Eating and Cannibalistic Frogs

Last week in Australia, camera footage revealed a shocking reverse predator/prey relationship — a tree frog eating a python. The Australian green tree frog primarily feeds on...

The Most Incredible Predator Versus Predator Encounters

In the wild, predators must eat other species in order to survive, and they often target the young, the sick, the weak, and the...

Wildlife Encounters: How to Prevent and Survive an Attack

Nature is an unbelievably beautiful place, but every wild environment poses its own potential dangers. From the depths of the sea to the scorching desert...

Why Baboons Are Violent Baby Killers

Research shows that not only do male baboons commit infanticide in order to more quickly reproduce with mates — but feticide as well.Baboons are...

Snake-Eating Tarantula Documented in the Wild

These giant spiders are known to eat pretty much anything — but until now had never been caught feasting on a snake.Tarantulas are large,...

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