If you are seeing spots, you might need to have your eyes checked, or maybe not. Have fun spotting the spotted animals in this link.
This cute little critter is actually a carnivore. They gobble up rats, birds, bugs, and reptiles. Spotted Quolls are also known as Tiger Quolls, and are marsupials, meaning they carry their young in a pouch. They are native to Australia.
Also referred to as, no surprise, the Spotted Deer, these deer don’t just have spots as fawns. The live in India, and other neighboring countries. They live in large herds, and use their spots to blend into the dappling sunlight though the trees. Assuming most predators see in black, white, and shades of grey, you can understand how an animal like this would use these markings to hide.
Jaguars are often confused with Leopards or Cheetahs. Leopards are smaller than Jaguars, and their spots have different appearances. The jaguar having spots within their spots, the leopard having irregular donut type spots. The cheetah on the other hand has very simple spots, more like polka-dots, see below. Like all cats they are carnivores, at the top of the food chain. Sadly as they are facing habitat destruction they are approaching threatened status.
Cheetahs are best known for their remarkable speed over short distances, and they have incredibly fast acceleration, zero to over one hundred kilometers an hour in less than three seconds. That’s fast! In comparison, people can run about twelve kilometers an hour. A couple of odd facts is that, unlike most cats, Cheetahs’ claws are not fully retractable, and they are not terribly good at climbing trees.
Also known as Ladybugs, these are good insects to have in your garden, they eat aphids. Most are red, but they can also be orange, or yellow like this one. If you have ever tried picking one up, you might have thought it “peed” on you, actually what it did was extrude a yucky tasting toxin in defense so you wont eat it. Since their main predators are birds, they are usually picked up in beaks, so their reflex is to “bleed” out this substance in effort to not only free themselves, but in combination with their color, to remind the bird not to try eating them, or their family, again. Smart huh?