Blood-Squirting Lizards… Ewwww (Awesome)!

Robin sent me the below video a few months ago and it had me shouting “ewwww… awesome!” for all my cubicle neighbors to hear.

Did you know that some animals squirt their own blood on to attackers as a means of self-defense (we prefer blood squirting for life-saving reasons, but hey)? Gross, fascinating, and cool all at the same time. Read about it here or watch the video below of a Regal Horned Lizard desperately trying to avoid winding up on someone’s dinner plate (warning: the video is a little on the graphic side, but not too bad).