11 of the Craziest Animal Defense Mechanisms

5. Texas Horned Lizard

texas horned lizard

If you’re not into reptiles in the first place, the Texas horned lizard will likely send you packing. At first glance, there seems to be nothing special about it. It is a lizard with horns, hence the name. Surprisingly, it’s not the horns on the top of its head or the spikes along its body that ward off predators. The Texas horned lizard has a very funky defense mechanism – it squirts blood out of its eyes! Threatening the lizard, it will pressurize its sinus cavities to force blood vessels in their eyes to burst and send out that stream of blood.

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