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8 Creepy Strange and Exotic Endangered Species


 8 Creepy Strange and Exotic Endangered Species
topic by Brainwave - 05-01-2012, 01:26 PM - Boxden > Wild videos, news, and other media


Your eyeballs are about to be flooded with some of the strangest, creepiest, crawliest endangered creatures on the planet. Warning: content best consumed as far away from bedtime as possible.


8 Glass Frog

The glass frog is endangered, as well. And absolutely stunning, so it would be a shame if we let it die out. Note the visible organs in this beautiful specimen. Unfortunately, with tropical rain forests in Central and South America threatened (in some places, the problem is actually worse than it was in previous decades), the glass frog may go extinct.



7 Chinese Giant Salamander

Something tells us these giant salamanders were never called for in any witch’s recipe. Seriously, look at that thing! That lives under some people’s porches! The United States is also home to a giant salamander called the Hellbender, and it’s…well, the name fits. However, it is not as endangered as the shockingly strange-looking Chinese cousin. The Chinese giant salamander can grow to be nearly six feet long.



6 Crinoid Snapping Shrimp

The tiny Crinoid snapping shrimp is the tiniest of all the snapping shrimp, and the only one that is endangered. The snapping shrimp is often called the pistol shrimp because it comes with its very own “gun” by which it makes a loud cracking, shooting noise. It really only shoots air, but the stun gun is enough to knock out prey foolish enough to swim past.



5 Giant Coconut Crab

This is not shopped. This is not a hoax. That is a giant crab on a garbage can. They’re native to Guam and other Pacific islands. Coconut crabs aren’t endangered, per se, but due to tropical habitat destruction they are at risk. In WWII, American soldiers stationed in the Pacific theater wrote home with tales about entire atolls being covered in the armor-plated giants. These crabs can crack a coconut in one swipe; but they’re generally too slow to be very dangerous to humans. Children pass lazy afternoons by picking the crabs off tree trunks and watching them crash to the ground; it’s reportedly great fun. And kind of messed up.



4 Goliath Bird Eating Spider

Only the biggest spider on earth, this plate-sized bird-gnawing beast actually prefers to feast on smaller fare, like bats, bugs, and annoying children. In other words, the bird-eating spider rarely eats birds. Sure. Anyway, like its tarantula cousin (the whistling spider) the Goliath or bird-eating spider is at risk due to its Amazonian habitat destruction. Though tarantulas are scary, they’re fairly harmless to humans.



3 Honduran Ghost Bat

The Honduran ghost bat is not officially endangered, but many American ecologists consider it to be threatened due to rain forest habitat destruction and climate change. It is unique, both for its tiny size (just a few centimeters) and its pale coloring.



2 Mallorcan Midwife Toad

The Mallorcan Midwife toad…is a dude. In a gender-bender twist that seems to occur a lot in the frog world, this toad swaps child-bearing and child-rearing duties. The father serves as a surrogate for the tots until they hatch, and even cares for them after. Mom, meanwhile, hunts and generally stays out partying every night. Females will even compete with each other for mating rights, much like males of other animal species.



1 Mexican Walking Fish

The Mexican walking fish is on the verge of extinction. It’s a caecilian (more about that in a bit), and it lives in – where else? – the waters off Mexico. It’s also important because it will be the only cute animal in this entire post. Awww. It really is cute, isn’t it? It’s always nice to start things off gently. Digital foreplay, if you will.

Strange and exotic endangered species - Virtualfunzone


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 05-01-2012, 01:34 PMonline - #2
ATLANTASTAN 57 heat pts57

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that spider
 05-01-2012, 01:35 PMaway - #3
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that glass frog looks pretty awesome.

giant crab dafuq?

walking fish?
 05-01-2012, 01:43 PMonline - #4
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Giant Coconut Crab
 05-01-2012, 01:48 PMaway - #5
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Originally Posted by BrodyMACaroni
I'd take a shotgun to most of that ####.
u wud be too drunk to even realize what that #### is brody.

 05-01-2012, 01:50 PMaway - #6
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damn that spider would put me in bytch mode
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 05-01-2012, 03:00 PMaway - #8
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Originally Posted by Brainwave
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4 Goliath Bird Eating Spider

I would have a heart attack if i saw that thing in person.
 05-01-2012, 03:06 PMonline - #9
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dem crab legs
 05-01-2012, 03:08 PMaway - #10
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i want to get my girl a mexican walking fish
 05-01-2012, 03:24 PMaway - #11
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this #### creeping me out giving me chills and #### if i see anything of these in my crib im blowing the block up
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Originally Posted by BrodyMACaroni
I'd take a shotgun to most of that ####.


But forreal the walking fish and the spider :wow2:
 05-01-2012, 04:04 PMaway - #13
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and all of it is due to destruction of their habitat.

Humans 1 Mother Nature 0
 05-01-2012, 04:59 PMaway - #14
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Originally Posted by lboog1423
dem crab legs
and its already flavored with coconut :dancingcool:
 05-01-2012, 06:29 PMonline - #15
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That Glass frog looks dope I would love to have one of those as a pet

And don't that Walking fish look like a Pokemon Character
 05-01-2012, 09:14 PMaway - #16
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that coconut crab is n@sty man... moves fast too from that vid posted... and kids get close to that mafugga?
 05-01-2012, 09:51 PMaway - #17
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yo where my pokemon balls at?
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AW... hell NAW!
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God crazy for makin these.
 
 


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