174 Times People Spotted Nightmarish Things In Nature And Just Had To Share It Online (New Pics)


Mother Nature continues to amaze us every day, even when we fail to treat her with the love and respect she deserves. There are too many dreamy landscapes and mind-boggling animals that exist right outside our urban surroundings, just waiting to be appreciated. But be careful though — if you get too close, things can go from mesmerizing to straight-up terrifying in mere seconds.

You see, not all wildlife surprises are pleasant. They sometimes crawl into the comfort of our homes to remind us that nature is not to be messed with. In fact, there are plenty of horrified poor souls that have experienced these unsettling terrors firsthand. Before running to the hills, they managed to snap a photo and share their horror stories with everyone online.

We at Bored Panda scoured the internet and found plenty of cases where nature provided our world with alien-like creatures to scare the heck out of everyone who crosses them. Continue scrolling and let us know which ones made you say 'nope' the loudest! And if by some chance you think you can handle even more creepy and spooky examples, check out our earlier compilations of this feature here, here, and here.

#1 This Is A Wasp Nest That Has Grown Around The Floodlights On A Garage

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#2 Went Into My Attic Looking For A Water Leak Coming Into My Living Room And It Appears That I'm Also In Quarantine With This Whatever Monstrosity Left This Behind

It's soft to the touch so I'm assuming it's still around.

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#3 Was Playing Video Games When I Heard Sounds To My Left. Looked Over And Saw This

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#4 Well There Is A Water Snake Living In My Toilet Somehow

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#5 Man Finds Huge Spider Hiding Inside Ear Muffs After Feeling Tickle In His Ear

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#6 Coconut Crabs Are Attracted To The Smell Of Food

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#7 Dead Man Fingers Fungus

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#8 The Creatonotos Gangis Moth Unfurling Its “Hair-Pencils” To Spread Pheromones

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#9 Infested Spider Tent

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#10 Ceiling Snake

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#11 Found This In My Apartment While Living In Japan. They Are Fast

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#12 Remember To Check Your VR Headset For Spiders

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#13 Stygian Owl Is Known For The Red Reflection Of Their Eyes That Are Often Associated With The Devil

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#14 Started Work This Morning, Put My Headset On, Felt Something Furry In My Ear, Looked And There Is A Bat In My Headset

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#15 I Share A New Jaguar Photo With You, Earlier Than I Wanted. Hopefully, You Will Like This Striking Image

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#16 Found In A Harpy Eagle's Nest

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#17 Small Tick Sucking On A Big One

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#18 Angler Fish Washed Ashore

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#19 This Moray Tried To Swallow A Pufferfish. Said Puffer Took Her With Him

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#20 The Most Metal Eel Ever

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#21 Heron Likes A Bit Of Crocodilian Dinner

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#22 These Button Plants (Conophytum Wittebergense) Look Like Creepy Bloodshot Eyes

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#23 Australian Problems

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#24 An Old Friend

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#25 Just Here To Ruin Your Day

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#26 I Have Been Losing My Mind Over How My Work Shoes Are Always Spotless In The Morning After Being Out On My Porch Overnight

I wore different shoes to work last night and I found out why when I came home. There were about 50 and they only exist because of flour on my shoes.

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#27 Hickory Horned Devil. Largest Caterpillar In The World. Turns Into A Regal Moth. Can Grow 6 Inches Long And Is Completely Harmless Except Visually Terrifying

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#28 This Looks Like A Scene From A Movie. Six Waterspouts Simultaneously In The Gulf Of Mexico

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#29 All The Brown You Can See Is Spiders

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#30 Snapdragon Seed Pods Are Kind Of Creepy

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#31 This Root System Of My Calathea Plant. These Root Nodules Mean It's Very Healthy, But It's Unnerving To Look At

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#32 For All The Naysayers Who Think The Rest Of Us Are Paranoid

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#33 This Is How My Morning Started

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#34 Mother Nature Doesn't Care About Mother's Day

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#35 Sigh. This Is My Bathroom Ceiling, That Is A Brush-Tailed Possum Foot

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#36 Mouth Of A Emerald Boa

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#37 Hawk Making His Way Through Town Devouring Every Pigeon He Can. The Total Is Up In The Double Digits So Far

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#38 This Cluster Of Fossilised Creatures Look Like They Came From Another Planet

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#39 This Is A Wolf Eel, Pure Oceanic Nightmare Fuel

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#40 Brown Snake Squeezing Out Of The Shower Grid

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#41 Who's That Pokémon?

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#42 The Giant Devil’s Flower Mantis Looks Like Something That Crawled Out Of Hell

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#43 Moth Infected With Cordyceps Fungus

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#44 Moose In Fog

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#45 This Harmless Snail

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#46 Deep Sea Eel

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#47 The Foot Of A Kangaroo

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#48 Due To The Low Temperature, Lake Michigan Shattered Into Countless Pieces Of Ice

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#49 Apparently, A Species Of Guarana Plant Looks Like A Large Cluster Of Eyeballs

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#50 Hatchling Eastern Brown Thought It Was A Nice Day For A Swim In Mawson Lakes Today

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#51 You Never Know You'll Find When You Open A Data Logger Box On The Prairie

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#52 These Things

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#53 A Huge Banana Spider (Argiope Aurantia) Caught A Townsend's Big-Eared Bat In Its Web Outside A Home In Poteet, Texas

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#54 Damn Nature, You Scary

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#55 The Wallago Attu Catfish

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#56 Who's The Fun Guy? (Fungi Xylaria Polymorpha Aka Man's Toes Fungus)

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#57 Was Going To Paint And Found Some Wasps In The Outlet

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#58 Caught This Storm Above A Bowing Field Of Sunflowers

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#59 The Upper Jaw Of A Cachalot (Sockets To Fit Their Lower Teeth Into)

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#60 It's The Legs For Me

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#61 Microburst In Phoenix

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#62 Bees Show Up Here Every Year. Stay For A Few Hours And Leave. No Hive

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#63 Does Anyone Know What Kind Of Puppy This Is?

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#64 Got A Complaint At Work About "Very Loud Crickets" In The Bathroom

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#65 The Way These Caterpillars Are Eating This Leaf

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#66 The Morning Shoe Check (Before We Put Them On) Saved My Wife A Bit Of Pain Today

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#67 These Creepy Looking Clouds Are Called Scud Clouds

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#68 A Melanistic & Albino Alligator

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#69 Open Wide, Image Of A Port Jackson Shark, One Of Our Loveable Critters Found At Montague Island, NSW

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#70 Prehistoric Parasites. One Of The Most Interesting Crustacea We Find Along The South African Coastline Has To Be The Tongue-Eating Louse

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#71 Found Out Why The Roomba Quit Working

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#72 I Open The Door Yesterday To Find This Hanging From The Doorknob

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#73 Sometimes Mother Nature Can Be Creepy (Chesaning, MI)

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#74 An Alligator Snapping Turtle Hibernating Under A Sheet Of Ice

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#75 Butterflies Often Feed From Decaying Animals, Rotten Fruits, Blood, Animal Feces And Urine

#76 A Snapping Turtle Grabs Hold Of A Duck's Foot While It Was Swimming On The Surface Of A Pond And Then Drags It Down To The Depths

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#77 Camera Flash Made The Sheep Look Like Zombies

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#78 Found This Li'l Cutie On My Bed

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#79 This Cloud Formation Appeared In The Skies Above Portugal In 2016. It Has Been Dubbed The "Hand Of God"

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#80 A Huntsman Spider Stealing My Cousin's Bacon

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#81 I Touched This While Removing The Fallen Leaves Off My Plant. I’m Calling It A Day

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#82 Is It An Alien? No. It's A Dutch Lobster Moth Caterpillar

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#83 Crazy Looking Hole Punch Clouds Over Central Florida

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#84 Acanthacorydalis Fruhstorferi Or Giant Chinese Dobson Fly

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#85 Inside Out III Zoological Museum Of Kaunas

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#86 In This Period Of The End Of The Year When The Temperatures Rise, We Sometimes Observe Thunderstorms. So Here Are My Very First Images Ever Of This Phenomenon

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#87 I Took The Picture In Sindh, Pakistan In December 2010. It Shows Trees Cocooned In Spider And Caterpillar Moth Webs After The Extreme Flooding

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#88 Long, Black, Slippery Freshwater Eels

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#89 Found This Thing On The Bottom Of My Pool

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#90 Local Servo Snake

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#91 This Centipede Thing

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#92 I Freaked Out A Little When I Met This While Cross Country Skiing

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#93 Jelly Ear. My First Time Finding One

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#94 Underworld Is Leaking

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#95 Seagull Swallows A Whole Rabbit On Welsh Island

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#96 Classic Australia

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#97 Frost Pattern In The Hollow Of A Rock

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#98 Female Anglerfish With Male Attached

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#99 This Spider With A Body In The Shape Of A Hellhound’s Head

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#100 Laccaria Masoniae In South Island, New Zealand

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#101 This Guy Says Hi. He’s Mr. Tapeworm And He Had His Photo Taken With A Microscope. Look At That Toothy Smile

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#102 Monday Morning Before A Coffee

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#103 Woke Up For Some Water. Thank God I Turned On The Light Before Taking A Sip

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#104 For Weeks We Couldn’t Find The Source Of The Horrible Smell In My Daughter's Toybox Until She Asked Me To Untangle Moana’s Hair. I Guess It Got Tangled Up And Passed Away

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#105 Found This Hiking Trail In The Grey County, Ontario, Summer 2019. Not Sure What Animal, Probably A Deer? Decent Length And Had A Pelvis Attached

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#106 This 5-Inch Moth We Found In Our House Yard Today

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#107 Found This In The Filling Of The Tube I Bought For The Chinchilla. Mommy And Babies Were All Dead

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#108 Essex, UK. It's Not A Mating Pair, The Cephalothoraces Are Completely Fused. I Thought It Was A Mismolt, But All Sixteen Legs Move Independently

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#109 My Driveway Today

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#110 Severe Warned Storm Near Traverse City Michigan On September 7, 2021

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#111 Tornado Over Dallas TX Last Night

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#112 Earthworm With Two Tails

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#113 Had A Praying Mantis Nest Hatch By My Front Door

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#114 A Rattlesnake That Went Down Fighting Against California Wildfires

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#115 I Found This Intact Elk Rack Along The Continental Divide Trail Near Yellowstone Last Summer. It Was Way Too Heavy To Pack Out

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#116 This Yam That Looks Like A Human Hand

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#117 Moss Zombie

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#118 Opened Up A Tin Of Peas

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#119 Got Home Late Last Night And Fortunately I Saw This Before I Tried To Unlock My Door

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#120 Very Very Tiny Creature I Felt Crawling On Me

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#121 Man Catches Australian "Sea Monster" With No Eyes And A Mouth Full Of Sharp Teeth

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#122 A Thousand Black Like Worms At My Doorstep Anyone Know What They Are?

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#123 The Inside Of A Goose’s Mouth Is Pretty Scary

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#124 It's A Sea Of So Called "Portuguese Man O' War". Extremely Venomous. If You Ever See One, Stay Away, Don't Touch

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#125 Hydrosaurus Philippine Sailfin Lizard

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#126 Wild-Caught Spotted Wolffish

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#127 Mantis. Let’s All Take A Minute And Be Thankful That Bugs Aren’t The Same Size As Us

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#128 This Flew Into My Ear And Got Stuck A Bit, Wife Had To Use Tweezers To Get It Out. I Felt It Wiggle The Entire Time

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#129 Saw This Baby Lizard Being Eaten And Carried Away By Ants

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#130 This Tree I Found Has Eyes

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#131 Orca Stranded After The 8.3 Magnitude Earthquake In Southeast Alaska

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#132 Alligator Gar Skull I Found While Hiking Today

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#133 Caiman With An Unusual Tail

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#134 Vultures Keep Circling This House In My Neighborhood. Should We Call Someone?

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#135 My Newborn Kitten Was Born 3 Eyed

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#136 Izmir, Turkey. Huge Huntsman Spider. Haven't Seen Her Since This Encounter In The Bathroom

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#137 Scary Spider. Massive And Almost Walked Into It

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#138 Assassin Bug Babies On A Death March Out Of Their Egg Clutch. Scary

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#139 Recent Photograph Made Me Search My Photo Archive For This Impressive Caecilia Abitaguae

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#140 These Blue Dragons Seriously Look Like Aliens To Me

Such a weird-looking creature but the best thing about them is that they eat bluebottles, so we need a lot more of these blue warriors to get rid of bluebottles.

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#141 My Mom's Neighbor Has A Wasp Nest That Has Grown Around The Flood Lights On Their Garage. Sleep Tight

#142 In My Dream, I Was Being Tickled By A Feather. On My Cheek. Ended Up Finding This In My Sheets In The Morning

Needless to say, I changed my bedsheets. Absolutely hate centipedes.

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#143 Update To Track The New Level Of Bugs In My Dad's Shop Microwave Display (They’re Drawn To The Clock's Backlight)

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#144 Went To Grab A Paper Towel Roll

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#145 This Spider Changed His Skin Several Times In The Same Spot

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#146 A Lizard Has Been Ingested By My Carnivorous Pitcher Plant. Plant:1 Lizard:0

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#147 A Hollow Tree With Branches On The Inside

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#148 View From Inside The Eyewall Of Hurricane Dorian. Given To Me By A Hope Town Survivor We Evacuated From The Bahamas

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#149 I Put These Bug Traps Down 2 Days Ago. Just Wanted To Check In Before I Burn The House Down

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#150 A Wasp Carrying A Huntsman Spider

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#151 There Was A Black Widow In My Grapes Today. I Live In Washington

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#152 This Fish Caught In N. Carolina (More Pics)

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#153 Tree In The Napa Wildfire, Taken By My Buddy

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#154 It's A Sweet Potato Sea Cucumber. Seagulls Were Eating The Insides And It Looked Bloody

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#155 Wasp Hive

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#156 “Fungeye” Natures Expression Of Human Body Parts

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#157 Not A Good Day To Be This Bee

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#158 Found This While Digging Around In My Parent's Attic

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#159 I Found This In My Crawlspace

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#160 I Took A Picture Of A Sheep Heard At Night And It Turned Out Pretty Scary

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#161 Happy Valentine's Day

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#162 I’ve Just Found Out That Horseshoe Crabs Have Five Eyes On The Top Of Their “Helmet”. They Also Have Light Sensors And Photoreceptors On Their Tail

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#163 Giant Praying Mantis Paid Us A Little Visit Today In Grant Park

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#164 A Skittle Of Cactus Bugs, Is What I'm Choosing To Call This Aggregation

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#165 In 2020 One Of My Biggest Photographic Dreams Come True, Some Real Close-Close-Close-Up Pictures Of An Active Volcano

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#166 Hairy Lychee And A Blueberry

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#167 Grandpa’s Attic

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#168 Spider And Ant Share A Delicious Grasshopper. Can’t We All Just Get Along?

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#169 The Trees Are Waking Up

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#170 I Found A Creepy Face Looking Growth On A Tree In Upstate NY

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#171 Apple That Was Eaten By Wasps And Hornets

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#172 Demon Lemons From My Yard

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#173 My New Flat Is At The End Of This Road. Pray For Me

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#174 This Zombie-Esque Tree I Found While Stuck In Traffic

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