Weird Nature

Rare Animals That Look Fake But Are In Fact 100% Real  

Eric Luis
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List Rules Vote up the animals you think look totally fake, but are shockingly not.

The Internet is full of clever and deceptive images that confuse people to the point where they can no longer can tell what is real and what is fake. This fact extends to pictures of crazy animals that are so weird-looking, it's hard to believe they actually exist. It can be difficult to trust your own senses when everything about these images sets off alarms in your mind of being false. That's why everyone needs a trusty guide to help sort out truth from fiction.

Every single one of these strange-looking animals is 100% real. Like photos of albino animals, these pictures of bizarre creatures are genuine and have not been doctored or photoshopped. Nature is strange and nothing makes that more clear than these photos that look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book on crack. Check out all these freaks of nature that will have even the most gullible readers second-guessing what their eyes are seeing. Vote up the unique animals you seriously can't believe are actually real. 

Glaucus Atlanticus
Glaucus atlanticus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rare Animals That Look Fake But Are In Fact 100% Real
Photo:  Imtorn/Wikimedia Commons

Glaucus atlanticus is a species of small, blue sea slug, a pelagic aeolid nudibranch, a shell-less gastropod mollusk in the family Glaucidae. These sea slugs are pelagic: they float upside down on the surface tension of the water, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents. Glaucus atlanticus is camouflaged: the blue side of their body faces upwards, blending in with the blue of the water. The silver/grey side of the sea slugs faces downwards, blending in with the silvery surface of the sea. Glaucus atlanticus feeds on other pelagic creatures, including the venomous cnidarian, the Portuguese Man o' War. This sea slug stores stinging nematocysts from the cnidarian within its ...more on Wikipedia

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Chinese Water Deer
Water Deer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rare Animals That Look Fake But Are In Fact 100% Real
Photo:  Momotarou2012/Wikimedia Commons

The water deer is a small deer superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer. Native to China and Korea, there are two subspecies: the Chinese water deer and the Korean water deer. Despite its lack of antlers and certain other anatomical anomalies—including a pair of prominent tusks, it is classified as a cervid. Its unique anatomical characteristics have caused it to be classified in its own genus as well as its own subfamily. However, a study of mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences placed it near Capreolus within an Old World section of the subfamily Capreolinae. Its prominent tusks, similar to those of musk deer, have led to both being colloquially named vampire deer in ...more on Wikipedia

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Hag Moth Caterpillar
Hag Moth Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rare Animals That Look Fake But Are In Fact 100% Real
Photo: Greg Dwyer/Wikimedia Commons
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Common scorpionfly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rare Animals That Look Fake But Are In Fact 100% Real
Photo:  gailhampshire/Wikimedia Commons

The Panorpidae are a family of scorpionflies. This family contains more than 350 species. They are 9–25 mm long. These insects have four membranous wings and threadlike antennae. Their elongated faces terminate with jaws that are used to feed on dead and dying insects, nectar, and rotting fruit. While in larval form, they scavenge by consuming dead insects on ground. ...more on Wikipedia

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