This innocent looking beetle may not look like a master of self-defense but it truly is. This small insect is no push over and can certainly look after itself, albeit in quite a peculiar way. Young potato beetles have a rather disgusting method of looking after themselves which certainly puts off any potential predation. They may look defenseless but these baby beetles cover themselves in their own feces which just so happens to be poisonous to anything that tries to eat it. Not the most glamorous of techniques but very effective none the less!
So, although all these animals may seem harmless enough, do not make the mistake of scaring them. If you do, you may have quite the shock because these little creatures pack quite the punch. It's these bizarre methods of self-preservation that ultimately allow these species to stay alive in an often dangerous world!
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