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1. Unlike many other prey animals, the snapping shrimp has poor eyesight. How does this shrimp solve this problem?
2. Camouflage/mimicry is used throughout the animal kingdom, and few need it more than the slow and near-defenceless caterpillar. How does the spicebush swallowtail butterfly caterpillar defend itself?
3. Which animal has been known to take advantage of a snake's heat detection, flushing blood into its tail, making it seem larger?
4. Just like the tarantula has been known to fire hairs like arrows, many other animals use projectiles as a defensive weapon. Which of these animals is known for shooting blood from its eyes?
5. Leopard catsharks are fairly slow swimmers and so have come up with another method of defence. What is this method?
6. Whilst some animals hide themselves away to avoid predators, some stand and fight. Which wading bird is known for aggressively running at crocodiles and monitor lizards in order to defend its nest?
7. Some may consider this animal's defence tactic rather cowardly. It is known to flip over onto its back, revealing its colourful underside. Which animal is this?
8. Which of these animals covers itself in a mucus "tent" as it sleeps, with the intention of avoiding predators in the coral reef?
9. Which animal, described by David Attenborough as the "master of chemical warfare", defends itself by shooting a boiling mixture of chemicals from its abdomen?
10. The defence tactic of the Asiatic honeybee is rather incredible. How will a colony of these bees defend their hive from an invading hornet?
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