Defense Mechanisms

Strange forms of defensive behavior, from the animal kingdom. Camponotus Saundersi is a species of Malaysian ant that can cause itself to explode at will. It does so by contracting its abdominal muscles, which ruptures its body and sprays poison in all directions. This ability is known as autothysis. [wikipedia]

Then there's the horned lizard found in the southwest United States. When threatened, it increases the pressure in its sinus cavities until the blood vessels in the corners of its eyes burst. This causes blood to squirt at its attacker. Check out the National Geographic video. I don't understand why coyotes would be deterred by the squirting blood, but apparently it works.

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 31, 2009
     Category: Animals

Horned Lizard - Maybe this defense is effective because they yell "I have hepatitis!" at the coyotes first.

Expolding ant - nature's suicide bomber
Posted by Matt in Florida on 03/31/09 at 09:58 AM
So Adam Ant says to his good friend Murry, "What'd Joe blow up about this morning?"
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/31/09 at 10:06 AM
Well, I have to say that blood squirting lizard is one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen. If I came upon one of those in my back yard I'd run screaming as far away as I could get.. 🐛

LOL @ "I have hepatitis"!
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 03/31/09 at 12:55 PM
My defense mechanism is much easier on me. Humor.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/31/09 at 12:55 PM
My natural personality seems emough to keep most away (especially single guys)
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 03/31/09 at 01:38 PM
But you seem to attract the marrieds quite well, Jules. Well, me anyway. Maybe you just need to change your expectations. :cheese:
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/31/09 at 01:47 PM
SO I should change my expectation to be alone the rest of my life? :down:
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 03/31/09 at 01:54 PM
That's funny, Patty!

Hey Jules ~ in my experience, husbands are seriously overrated. All you really need are a couple of puppies and/or kittys...they don't whine, argue or expect to have their laundry done 😊
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 03/31/09 at 06:15 PM
Uh, this is weird. defines autothysis as:

The act of self-insemination by a female with her fist, by squeezing the semen through her fingers and forcing it out into her vagina. Most commonly practiced when the vagina is too loose and floppy to provide sufficient pleasure to the male.

"The woman's vagina was flapping in the wind as she stuffed a fistful of cum into her gaping vagina, squeezing it out from between her fingers. Thats some hot autothysis, baby!"

That's the direct quote. I take no responsibility.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/01/09 at 11:20 AM
Sweet Jesus, DF! That is super-freaky! I wonder if a human could try the same defense.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/02/09 at 08:45 AM
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