Animal Weapons

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In the competitive struggle for survival, less powerful animals have developed a series of clever strategies to find and kill their targets. Traps, baits and lies can be the tricks known to man, but they are also cleverly used by the creatures of the animal kingdom.

With the weapons of deception, animals can disarm and attract prey to death. Perhaps the oldest weapons used by animals are projectiles, the evolution of their own versions of poison-tipped spears, missiles and bullets from high powered chemicals. The creatures that appear in this episode demonstrates the nature of resources and inspiration to survive in the animal world.

Specialist hunting strategies demand specific adaptations of the body, teeth, claws and fearsome scimitar sharp fangs. In the natural world there are knives, cutters, knives, sticks and rods of a galaxy of animal equipped with an arsenal of weapons to win a meal. To get close enough, many use stealth, speed and surprise. Besides the war, these weapons are also used in aggressive displays to threaten and intimidate competitors and predators alike.

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