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When Do Scorpions Spray Their Enemies?

Some animals defend themselves by spraying liquid at potential threats. Perhaps the most well-known example of this is the skunk, whose spray contains chemicals that smell awful to the animals it's defending itself from.

May 4, 2015 — Felicity Muth

Solenodon: ‘Extinct’ Venomous Mammal Rediscovered in Cuba after 10-Year Search

A primitive, venomous mammal endemic to Cuba and once listed as extinct has been rediscovered after a decadelong quest. The shrewlike Cuban solenodon (Solenodon cubanus)—a “living fossil” that has not changed much in millions of years—was all but wiped out in the 19th century by deforestation and introduced species.

October 11, 2012 — John R. Platt

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