10 ways to avoid getting eaten
Whether it’s faking death or vomiting in the face of attackers, the animal kingdom has come up with some pretty ingenious ways to avoid getting gobbled up
Let’s face it, no one wants to be eaten. It’s inconvenient, uncomfortable and pretty much guarantees you aren’t going to be doing any eating yourself ever again. The two most basic instinctive responses to danger are fight or flight, but a number of animals have taken this instinct to the next level and then several levels beyond that.
Not all of these defence mechanisms appear to be the smartest ideas in the world, and some sound downright painful, but they must be pretty effective – if they weren’t the animals that rely upon them would no longer be around. Here are some of the most bizarre ways animals stop themselves from becoming the dish of the day.