11 of the Craziest Animal Defense Mechanisms

8. Malaysian Exploding Ant

malaysian exploding ant

No predator will want to mess with the Malaysian exploding ant. When faced with danger, the Malaysian exploding ant unleashes its lethal weapon – itself! Armed with poison glands inside its body, the ant will contract its abdomen which causes the glands to burst from the head, sending a stream of corrosive venom right on target.

That brings a whole new meaning to taking one for the team.

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