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10 Adorable Animals That Do Terrifying Things

Some animals are dangerously cute—and we mean that literally. Some of these critters like cute enough to cuddle, but with secret deadly defenses. Join Michael Aranda for a new Animal-centered episode of SciShow!
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Sources:

Natures and Cultures of Cuteness


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3260535/
Pufferfish:
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/13/10/6384/htm
http://io9.gizmodo.com/5879406/how-the-puffer-fish-gets-you-high-zombifies-you-and-kills-you
Poison dart frog:
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150422-the-worlds-most-poisonous-animal
Slow loris:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/only-primate-toxic-bite-might-have-evolved-mimic-cobras-180952926/?no-ist
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3852360/
https://primatology.net/2010/10/19/are-slow-lorises-really-venomous/
Platypus:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1874391908002066
Spiny mice:
http://news.discovery.com/animals/spiny-mouse-skin-peels-and-reseals-120926.htm
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v489/n7417/full/nature11499.html
Dolphins:
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160204-cute-and-cuddly-dolphins-are-secretly-murderers
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1568539053627712
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1689180/pdf/9699310.pdf
Sea otters:
https://www.fort.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/products/publications/2183/2183.pdf
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235930282_Behavior_of_Territorial_Male_Sea_Otters_Enhydra_lutris_in_Prince_William_Sound_Alaska
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/12/2029.2.full
Ducks:
http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2009/12/22/ballistic-penises-and-corkscrew-vaginas-the-sexual-battles/
Moon snail:
http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/exhibits/marine-panel/moon-snail/
http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2008/f/zt01770p040.pdf
Ladybugs:
http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/3/723.full
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC524671/
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150506-the-truth-about-ladybirds

Images:
Pufferfish:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diodon_nicthemerus.jpg#/media/File:Diodon_nicthemerus.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fugu_sashimi.jpg#/media/File:Fugu_sashimi.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pufferfish_(Butete).jpg#/media/File:Pufferfish_(Butete).jpg
Poison dart frog:
20100207-IMG_2610
Blue jeans frog
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APoison_dart_frog_229.JPG
Slow loris:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACaptive_N._bengalensis_from_Laos_with_6-week_baby.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sublingua_of_a_slow_loris_001.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Slow_Loris.jpg
Platypus:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APlatypus_spur.JPG
Spiny mice:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sinaistachelmaus.jpg#/media/File:Sinaistachelmaus.jpg
Dolphins:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AScarred_bottlenose_dolphin_cromarty_firth_2006.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bottlenose_dolphin_with_young.JPG#/media/File:Bottlenose_dolphin_with_young.JPG
Sea otters:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASea_otters_holding_hands.jpg
Ducks:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABucephala-albeola-010.jpg
Team Oracle Corkscrew
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMale_and_Female_mallard_ducks.jpg
Moon snail:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASnail_hole_(5633251669).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moon_Snail.jpg#/media/File:Moon_Snail.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMarstonia_comalensis_radula.png
Ladybugs:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACoccinella_magnifica01.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:P-14_lady_beetle.jpg#/media/File:P-14_lady_beetle.jpg

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