Skip over navigation

Mindhut

8 Terrifying Real Life Monsters

By Steven Romano May 2, 2013

5 of 9

Shrike

At first glance, it’s hard to believe that shrikes can be such ungodly terrors. C’mon, they’re tiny, they’re adorable, they’re.... they’re impaling small animals on thorns and barbed wire. It’s twisted yet true: Shrikes skewer insects, mice, and other critters on sharp pointy things so that they are easier to eat and can be stored for a later time. If the animal kingdom needed that one psychotic creature who mails out ransom letters with parts of its victims, the shrike would more than excel in that role.

Tags: animals, sci fi, monsters, slideshows, life

Write your own comment!


About the Author
Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

Wanna contact a writer or editor? Email contribute@sparknotes.com.