Animal of the day – 03/25/2016 – The Cone Snail

The deadly geographic cone snail

The animal of the day is the Cone Snail. (Did you know: Oh my goodness, beauty betrays the beast. These wonderfully colored sea snails are predators (other snails eat vegetation, these guys hunt for meat!)

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Because all cone snails are venomous and capable of “stinging” humans, live ones should be handled with great care or preferably not at all.

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These snails use something similar to a needle to inject their poison into small fishes, but the larger versions can inject enough poison to kill a human (that would be you, unless you’re an alien reading this post. If so I hope ur Superman!)

Turtle vs rabbit vs snail. I’m gonna go with the snail! (assuming this race was underwater)

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