10 Strangest Creatures We Bet You Didn’t Know Existed (PHOTOS)

10 Strangest Creatures We Bet You Didn’t Know Existed (PHOTOS)

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on January 12, 2014
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Thorny Dragon (Photo Credit: Chris Watson)

Oh, the wonders of creation. We you the photos of 10 strangest creatures, thanks to the courageous and passionate explorers who dig deep to bring us these awe inspiring photos.

Be warned that some of the photos could be scare or unsettling.

#10 The Blue Parrot Fish

Not only is it hard to believe that the blue parrot fish exists due to its lively appearance and color, but it’s also hard to believe that people eat it and it’s even considered a delicacy in some countries. The amazing bright color of this strange creature really makes it stand out and the name makes you wonder where it originated from.

#9 The Bush Viper

This snake has a truly strange appearance. It allows itself to blend into its surroundings in order to disguise itself from predators. A bite from the bush viper snake can be deadly to humans, so this isn’t a snake that you would want to keep as a pet.

#8 Giant Isopod

This creature truly is what nightmares are made of. Looking like a giant woodlouse, this isopod lives deep in the sea and is thought to be one of the largest isopods in existence. The giant isopod surely has earned its name as one of the strangest creatures.

#7 Glaucus Atlanticus

This amazingly brightly colored creature surely is stunning to look at. Being a species of the blue sea slug, what it lacks in size makes up for in appearance. It is such a strange creature that you wouldn’t even know it really existed.

#6 Axolotl

The Axolotl is a strange yet adorable creature to look at, with what looks like a permanent smile on their face. With hair/ feather like strands around their face, they are commonly used in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate body parts such as limbs.

#5 The Pygmy Marmoset

Being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world, the Pygmy Marmoset monkey is possibly one of the cutest, yet strangest, creatures at the same time. With a diet of fruit and insects, these monkeys can be hard to observe in the wild due to being so small.

#4 Yeti Crab

An ordinary crab isn’t the most normal looking creature as it is, so the breed, that is the yeti crab, truly is one of the strangest creatures you could come across. Its fury like pincers and color are what makes the appearance of this crab intriguing.

#3 Okapi

Although from the looks of this animal you would think that it is cross between a Horse and a Zebra, or something along those lines, but not quite. The Okapi is actually closely related to the Giraffe family, which is what makes this strange animal interesting.

#2 Thorny Dragon

Whilst not actually a dragon, but in fact a lizard, this creature surely is strangely amazing. Not only because of its magnificent appearance, but also because of its second head. Not a real head, but one that disguises itself as one whilst the actual head will be buried to hide from predators.

#1 Psychrolutes Marcidus

Commonly known as the blob fish, this incredibly strange creature is one that to look at you would never believe truly exists. With a completely strange blob like appearance the gelatinous body just floats along just above the sea floor without having to waste any energy on actually swimming.

(Via Teen Digest)

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