The animal kingdom is full of dumbos. We’ve all gotten a kick out of a bird flying into a window or a cat hissing at its own reflection. But, some animals continue to amaze us with their intelligence and ingenuity. Unfortunately, not all of these geniuses are good guys like Marvel’s Professor X. Coming up are 20 of the most evil animal geniuses.
20. Allomerus Ants
These ants look like your typical garden ant. Each one sports six legs, two antennae, and a hard exoskeleton. Unlike your typical picnic crasher, however, these ants are kind of like Jigsaw from saw, in insect form.
Using a specially-cultivated fungus and carefully-selected plant fibers, these ants weave a series of hollow pockets. They then wait, mandibles extended, for some poor sap to walk by. After trapping prey in their beartrap-like jaws, they then secrete pheromones to summon up buddies. The mob of ants then grab each of the prey’s flailing limbs and slowly pull it apart.
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