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There’s no way around it, the world is a dangerous place. Some organisms, to deal with the hostility of our planet, have developed defenses that are much more direct than claws or teeth.
But before we can go any further, let’s distinguish between venom and poison. The terms poison and venom are often used interchangeably, but they actually have very different meanings. It is the delivery method that distinguishes one from the other. Poison is absorbed or ingested; a poisonous animal can only deliver toxic chemicals if another animal touches or eats it. Venom, on the other hand, is always injected. Every venomous animal has a mechanism to inject toxins directly into another animal. Stab with tails. Slash with spines. Pierce with fangs. Spike with spurs. Shoot with harpoons. Chew with teeth.
For example, frogs are usually poisonous while snakes are usually venomous.
Below are 10 animals that have…
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