Animals That Will Trigger Your Trypophobia

If the title failed to give it away, know you're about to witness animals that trigger trypophobia. The phobia, a fear of holes and tiny clustered patterns, may or may not be real according to scientists, but the animals below definitely are, and sport some fascinating designs to prove it. Trypophobia-inducing animals don't mean to trigger your fears, they merely are going about their lives being their hole-iest selves, and who can fault them for their divine designs. Some just need to transport their unhatched young on their backside, some live in tiny holes, and some just evolved that way because tiny patterns flatter their disposition. Never underestimate Mother Nature's eye for aesthetic, even if it's designed to scare you.

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