You hear about superpowers so often these days that it gets weird to realize they’re not real. A human can’t fly or summon tornadoes, nor can we breathe underwater or transform into big green destruction machines. Sure, for us these powers are a stuff of fiction, but apparently, Mother Nature didn’t get the memo and gave extraordinary abilities to some of her children.
Here are 8 fascinating animals and their superpowers.
1. The Bleeding Lizards
Some species of the North American horned lizards have special cavities around their eyes which they use to squirt their own stinking blood at the attacker. If that’s not metal AF, I don’t know what is.
2. Bombardier Beetle
As the name suggests, these beetles are not to be messed with. Similarly to the bleeding lizards, these guys also deal in projectiles. But if you get “shot” by a Bombardier beetle, prepare for the world of pain! 212 degrees Fahrenheit – that’s how hot it will get if you get sniped.
3. Climbing Perch
Fish can’t fly, walk on land, or breathe air… Some of those statements are dead wrong! There are in fact a few species of Perch in Asia who can both “walk” on land and breathe air. Some witnesses stated they saw the Perch climb up the tree, but this is yet to be proven.