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#FridayFact When the coast horned lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum) finds itself s…

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When the coast horned lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum) finds itself seriously threatened by a large predator, they have a remarkably effective trick up their sleeve. Contracting muscles around its eyes fill the ocular sinuses with blood, and the membranes of these sinuses will eventually rupture by the accumulated pressure. A stream of blood containing distasteful substances is then shot out of its eye, which is often enough to deter or chase away predators.
📸 Nicholas Hess, United States
🗺 California, US
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