The Five Strangest Animals You’ve Ever Seen!

Who knew such life existed?!

Earth is full of strange creatures, from strange looking fish that live in mud, to frogs the size of your fingernails! Although there are a lot of them, there are some that triumph others, in this article, we will look at a few of them.

5)  Star nosed mole:

Starting the countdown off is this weird looking fella, the star nosed mole lives in Canada, and can be found in generally wet climates, along the eastern area!

The weird star looking shape on his face, would actually be part of his nose. This handsome mole uses it as a touch sensor, they are also known as Eimer’s organs. Although the mole is considered blind, the organs on his face allow him to electrically detect nearby prey, the mole detects if it’s prey is edible or not within a few miliseconds, which is actually the speed limit of neurons.

4) Blobfish

At number 4, we have the blobfish! Gee, what a fitting name! Also known as Psychrolutes marcidus, this slimy sucker lives in deep ocean levels, where the pressure is too great for just about anything. Blobfishes are just made of gooey fat, and generally lack any type of muscle. All they really do is float near the ocean floor, and eat anything that is in front of them.

3) Proboscis monkey

Number 3 brings us the Proboscis monkey! What a fine looking nose this hunk has, Scientists generally agree that they have big noses to attract their female counter-parts, their noses can reach 5 – 8 inches in length!

Probscis monkeys generally live in small groups of 6 – 12, and can be found in the southern islands of Asia. They are also considered an endangered species, with only about 1000 known to exist in the wild today!

2) Pelochelys cantorii

The Pelochelys cantorii is actually a turtle, who has a very very soft shell. They can grow up to 5-6 feet, and weigh anywhere from 70-100 pounds! Looks can be very surprising though, it turns out the Pelochelys cantorii is actually an ambush predator, and eats mostly other fish. It is generally found near India, in slow moving steams and sands.

1) Goblin shark

One of the rarest sharks around, it’s the goblin shark! It is ONLY found in the deep water levels of japan, and is slowly becoming extinct. These strange looking sharks can grow to 10 feet long, and weigh a staggering 400 pounds,  Goblin sharks generally hunt by using their electric sensors that are found in many places of their bodies, and use very little of their eye sight due to the dark, deep waters it lives in!

Here is a short video of the goblin shark attacking, as you can see the jaws aren’t fully connected to the shark:

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One Response to “The Five Strangest Animals You’ve Ever Seen!”
  1. Scott Murray Says...

    On December 1, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I would have never guessed that such creatures live. What peculiar animals.

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