Top Ten Strangest Animal Behaviours

Animals don't only look strange, they act strange too! Which behaviour do you think is the strangest? Cast your votes and comment! Feel free to add more!

The Top Ten

1 Flatworms do fencing with their genitals

The purpose of that is to decide which worm would take a male's role and which worm will take a female's (flatworms are simultaneous hermaphrodites, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs). The one who loses will take the female's role - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

2 Male Adelie penguins roll a stone to a female's feet to "propose"

That's just like a man giving a woman a ring to propose, but with a stone instead. Once the female approves, she will have a belly-to-belly dance with the male and mate far away from the pack - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

3 Bowerbirds decorate their nests with flowers, feathers, stones, and sometimes plastic and glass

These birds are actually pretty cute

4 Horned lizards squirt blood out of their eyes

It uses its ability to protect itself because its blood tastes foul to canines and felines. Unfortunately, the ability has no effect to predatory birds - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

5 Ichneumon wasps torture their prey

It injects the prey (usually caterpillar) with eggs, paralyzes it, then eats it alive. For some reason, it eats the digestive organs first, which keeps the caterpillar alive as long as possible. Gee, I wonder why it does the last part... - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

6 Elephants set a "funeral" if one of them was killed

It buries the dead elephant and visits the "grave" regularly to "grief" - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

7 Myotonic goats faint when threatened

While most animals either fight, scare the predator, or run away when threatened, this domestic goat doesn't. Its muscles froze, making it fall on its side. You know, I think that's only gonna make it got caught by the predator easier... - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

8 Cuckoo birds lay their eggs in other birds' nests

After the egg hatches, the baby cuckoo bird will push other eggs out of the nest. The "step-mom" of the baby cuckoo bird will think that the baby cuckoo bird is her real hatchling, so she will take care of it - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

9 Dung beetles really love their dungs and they will carry them everywhere they go

It lives in it, eat it, and mates in it. It loves its dung so much, it will roll it everywhere it goes - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

10 The queen of a pack of naked mole rats pushes around other females to prevent them from reproducing

In a pack of naked mole rats, only the queen can mate - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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