Humans are lucky, we can get our food from a shop. What do
animals do? Some animals hunt in groups. Some animals use poison.
Other animals have really strange ways of getting a meal!
Take a look at our top 5 weird hunters:
Want to get your food to come to you? The frogfish attracts its
prey with a part of its face that looks like a wiggly worm. Small
fish try to eat the wiggly worm and then...BAM! The frogfish gets
itself a tasty meal.
A brightly coloured hunter with a powerful punch! The mantis
shrimp uses its claws like a boxer to smash its prey. The claws are
so powerful they can even break aquarium glass.
Some spiders use a web. This fish-eating spider dives for its
Could you use a water pistol to catch your food? That's what
this fish does.
Wow, that's a powerful tongue! Chameleons use their tongues to
catch their food. When they see a meal, they shoot out their tongue
really quickly. Their tongue has a very sticky bit on the end.
Insects stick to the tongue and are pulled back to the chameleon's
What's your favourite weird hunter? Let us know on Facebook or
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Have a look at Meat-eating plants
to find out more.