Blood squirting Lizard

This lizard is one of Earth’s freakiest creatures – it has the ability to squirt blood out of its eyes.

Its not much fun being a horned lizard as everyone wants to eat you – from flesh eating mice to birds, snakes and coyotes. To protect itself, the desert dwelling animal has developed spiny spiky skin to ward off predators. But that is not always enough, so if that doesn’t work it resorts to a truly strange Plan B – squirting blood at its attackers from special punch below its eyes. The stream of pressurised blood can travel up to 2 metres and is intended to ¬†scare, blind or disorientate and distract its predators.

With the video below to learn more about this freaky defence mechanism.

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