05 Aug '12, 8pm

5 Beautiful Yet Deadly Animals. #animals #nature

5 Beautiful Yet Deadly Animals. #animals #nature

5 Beautiful Yet Deadly Animals 2 years ago Nature Photo: kqedquest Striking combinations of red, yellow, green and black are all too often seen wrapped around the bodies of very deadly, poisonous species. Flaunting these glaring colours is not about beauty, but actually about warning – advertising to passing predators that they either hold poison, a sting or a foul taste as a clever tactic of self protection. So let’s take a look at five of the most vibrantly coloured and deadly species out there! 1. Deadly Glamour – the Sea Slug Photo: Alfonsater Like most of its soft bodied relatives the sea slug is lacking in shell, however, its main protection against lurking predators is its exotic plumage. Composed of a diverse colouration, the warning colours display to predators the slug's remarkable capability of secreting strong acids and poisons, stored in the glands just below ...

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