When Lunch Fights Back

When Lunch Fights Back

Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses

eBook - 2015
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The octopus spies a nice, tasty mantis shrimp. It swims over for a closer look at the small creature. Then-WHAM!-the mantis shrimp strikes a nasty blow with its hammer-like forelimb. The octopus shrinks back, defeated. That wasn't such an easy meal after all . . . In nature, good defenses can mean the difference between surviving a predator's attack and becoming its lunch. Some animals rely on sharp teeth and claws or camouflage. But that's only the beginning. Meet creatures with some of the strangest defenses known to science. How strange? Hagfish that can instantaneously produce oodles of gooey, slippery slime; frogs that poke their own toe bones through their skin to create claws; young birds that shoot streams of stinking poop; and more.
Publisher: [United States] : Lerner Publishing Group : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781467747660
1467747661
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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ChristchurchLib Nov 24, 2014

"An awesomely gross book about weird wildlife. Focusing on animals with odd or unexpected ways of fending off predators, When Lunch Fights Back offers exciting, photo-illustrated action scenes of creatures escaping attack, followed by fascinating facts about each animal's ability. For instance, the hagfish (nickname: snot eel) can create an instant cloud of slime, and fluffy hoopoe chicks can shoot super-stinky streams of poop." http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/67314d73-b332-4408-8732-ec53459f86e3?postId=63bb335c-0042-4c5a-b583-94cdcc097bd0

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