Books > Inspired by NaturePL > Yuck, That's Gross! (26) More files... World Book, ISBN: 978-0-7166-3708-0 - Ugh! Yuck! and Whoa! series
The world is full of animals with strange shapes, dangerous defences, and bizarre habits. The Ugh! Yuck! and Whoa! series highlights the most extreme among them: the grossest, the deadliest, and the ugliest! Learning about lesser-known creatures they may never have seen before helps children to better understand ecosystems and the natural world.

Yuck, That's Gross! is all about animals that behave badly.
Dung beetle (Scarabaeidae) pushing ball of dung on Venetia Limpopo Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa.  -  Neil Aldridge
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Neil Aldridge / Dung beetle (Scarabaeidae) pushing ball of dung on Venetia Limpopo Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) cannibalising another squid of the same species at night off Loreto, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.  -  Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) cannibalising another squid of the same species at night off Loreto, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean.
Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelski) showing long tongue, captive, Marwell Zoo, UK  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelski) showing long tongue, captive, Marwell Zoo, UK
Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) adult. Laredo, Webb County, South Texas, USA, April.  -  Rolf Nussbaumer
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Rolf Nussbaumer / Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) adult. Laredo, Webb County, South Texas, USA, April.
Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) male defending a kill from vultures after lions have finished - wide angle perspective, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. February  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) male defending a kill from vultures after lions have finished - wide angle perspective, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. February
Common house fly (Musca domestica) on cow dung, captive  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Common house fly (Musca domestica) on cow dung, captive
Sea cucumber (Bohadschia argus) which has ejected a part of its internal organs called Cuvierian tubules.  These significantly sticky strings are a defense mechanism designed to deter predators. Yap,...  -  David  Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Sea cucumber (Bohadschia argus) which has ejected a part of its internal organs called Cuvierian tubules. These significantly sticky strings are a defense mechanism designed to deter predators. Yap,...
Bearded vulture / Lammergeyer (Gypaetus barbatus) adult swallowing leg bone along with hoof, Spanish Pyrenees, July.  This bird swallowed five of these leg bones whole, they have the ability to dissol...  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Bearded vulture / Lammergeyer (Gypaetus barbatus) adult swallowing leg bone along with hoof, Spanish Pyrenees, July. This bird swallowed five of these leg bones whole, they have the ability to dissol...
Pearlfish (Carapus acus) outside of host Sea cucumber (Stichopus regalis) at night. These species have a commensal relationship, with the fish living in the gut of the sea cucumber. Catalonia, Spain....  -  Jordi Chias
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Jordi Chias / Pearlfish (Carapus acus) outside of host Sea cucumber (Stichopus regalis) at night. These species have a commensal relationship, with the fish living in the gut of the sea cucumber. Catalonia, Spain....
Pearlfish (Carapus acus) in anus of Sea cucumber (Stichopus regalis). These species have a commensal relationship, with the fish living in the gut of the sea cucumber. Catalonia, Spain. Mediterranean...  -  Jordi Chias
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Jordi Chias / Pearlfish (Carapus acus) in anus of Sea cucumber (Stichopus regalis). These species have a commensal relationship, with the fish living in the gut of the sea cucumber. Catalonia, Spain. Mediterranean...
Woodlouse (Armadillidium pulchellum) Niedersechsische Elbtalaue Biosphere Reserve, Elbe Valley, Lower Saxony, Germany, December.  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Woodlouse (Armadillidium pulchellum) Niedersechsische Elbtalaue Biosphere Reserve, Elbe Valley, Lower Saxony, Germany, December.
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) male marking territory with faeces, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya  -  Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) male marking territory with faeces, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) scavenging left over food, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Adult Herring gull (Larus argentatus) scavenging left over food, St.Ives, Cornwall, UK, June. Editorial use only.
Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) young male scent marking tree, Qinling Mountains, China, April.  -  Will Burrard-Lucas
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Will Burrard-Lucas / Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) young male scent marking tree, Qinling Mountains, China, April.
Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) Kanuku Mountains, Guyana. Meetyourneighbours.net project  -  MYN / Andrew Snyder
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MYN / Andrew Snyder / Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) Kanuku Mountains, Guyana. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Male Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) eating the eggs of another salamander, Japan, September  -  Yukihiro Fukuda
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Yukihiro Fukuda / Male Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) eating the eggs of another salamander, Japan, September
Pine marten (Martes martes) youngster moving through branches in woodland, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK, July  -  Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Pine marten (Martes martes) youngster moving through branches in woodland, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK, July
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) droppings on grassland, Berwickshire, Scotland, June  -  Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) droppings on grassland, Berwickshire, Scotland, June
King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing female on forest floor, Agumbe, Karnatka, India  -  Sandesh Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing female on forest floor, Agumbe, Karnatka, India
Sexton / Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides) feeding on rabbit carcass, Upper Teesdale, Co. Durham, England, UK, June  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Sexton / Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides) feeding on rabbit carcass, Upper Teesdale, Co. Durham, England, UK, June
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Hand covered in slime mucous secreted from Pacific Hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) captive, aquarium, California, USA.  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Hand covered in slime mucous secreted from Pacific Hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) captive, aquarium, California, USA.
The Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) licking its eye, captive, from Asia  -  Michael D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / The Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) licking its eye, captive, from Asia
Marabou stork {Leptioptilus crumeniserus} feeding on carcass Masai Mara reserve, Kenya  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Marabou stork {Leptioptilus crumeniserus} feeding on carcass Masai Mara reserve, Kenya
European praying mantis female eats male after mating. Spain {Mantis religiosa} Sequence 2 of 3  -  Jose B. Ruiz
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Jose B. Ruiz / European praying mantis female eats male after mating. Spain {Mantis religiosa} Sequence 2 of 3
Female Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus mactans), North America. This spider has a poisonous bite.  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Female Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus mactans), North America. This spider has a poisonous bite.