Monday, 8 August 2011

Weird Hunting Strategies of Animals

To knock insects on low-hanging leaves into the water, the archerfish shoots them with a precisely aimed fountain of spit, then swims over to retrieve the new meal.

Amazonian Giant Centipede
From its perch on a cave ceiling, this foot-long insect uses venomous claws to stab passing bats, paralyzing them. Once its prey is lying still, the centipede can devour a whole bat in 60 minutes.


Mantis Shrimp
Wielding the fastest punch in the animal kingdom‚ its clubbed arms reach speeds of 50 mph‚ the mantis shrimp maims its prey with only a few blows.

Trap-Door Spider
The trap-door spider hides in a tunnel behind a camouflaged door of twigs and leaves. When an unsuspecting insect walks nearby, the spider reaches out and pulls it into the tunnel to eat.
Killer Whale
After driving a shark towards the surface, killer whales stun it with a swift smack. Since sharks enter a state of paralysis when upside down, the whales grab the shark and flip it over, turning a deadly enemy into an easy dinner.

Plethodont Salamander
To grab a quick meal, this salamander can propel its sticky tongue forward at speeds of over 15 mph, thanks to a ballistic projection mechanism that launches the tongue outward faster than muscle alone could.

Electric Eel
Nature's answer to the Taser, the electric eel can stun its prey with shocks of up to 600 volts.

Humpback Whale
After herding a school of fish towards the
surface, groups of humpback whales blow
 rings of bubbles around the fish, trapping
them. With their prey caught in a bubble
net, the whales simply lunge upward with
their mouths open, gobbling as many fish
as they can.

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