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Nature's Craziest Defense Mechanisms

By Vadim Newquist Apr 23, 2014

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The Boxer Crab

See those little pom-pom looking things on the boxer crabs claws? Well, those are actually sea anemones that the boxer crab uses to pack a powerful punch to its enemies. The anemones have a strong sting which can be deadly to some sea creatures. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement for the crab and his pom-pom buddies, who gain the advantage of becoming mobile and can find food far easier as a result.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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