Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stay Clear of a Solenodon's Nose

Although the solenodon resembles a cute, hedgehog-like creature, it’s actually very dangerous. It is the only mammal to inject rattlesnake-type venom from its teeth. And it does so whenever it gets annoyed, which is quite often. However dangerous the species though, it’s still a vital part of our ecosystem because it’s both a scavenger and insectivore. Unfortunately, the solenodon is close to extinction.

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