Watch This Lizard Defend Itself By Shooting Blood From Its Eyes

Watch This Lizard Defend Itself By Shooting Blood From Its Eyes


Why would anyone ever go outside? Ever?! Stuff like this cements my view that there’s nothing better than enjoying a beautiful sunny day from the air-conditioned comfort the indoors. Nature’s latest horrifying revelation is that a lizard is defending itself by firing blood from its eye-socket to a distance of five-feet as a defence mechanism. WHAT EVEN IS THAT, NATURE.

A film crew observed that this particular species of horned lizard actually can increase the blood pressure in the veins around their eye-sockets to the point that it gushes out in a targeted stream.

It’s a defence mechanism designed to ward off predators, like the wolf in this video that took a shining to the lizard as a potential dinner target.

Bleugh. [io9]