Weird Weapons

In the struggle for survival not everyone fights fair; check out the animals that spit, scream and shock their opponents with a frightening array of extremely weird weapons.

Produced by NHNZ

In nature’s battlefield being the biggest usually means being the best, but a few animals are fighting back with a very unconventional armoury.

Squirting blood from the eyes may sound like something from a horror movie, but for the horned lizard it’s the best defence against a hungry coyote. Tarantulas might look scary when they’re coming towards you, but it’s when they turn their back and shoot barbed darts from their backsides then things really start to get hairy. And who needs teeth and claws when you’re an electric eel – the animal equivalent of the cattle prod!

So forget about strength and speed, when it comes to warfare in the natural world, the weirder is definitely the better.

Episodes From This Series

Biters

1 hour / 2002

Smarts

1 hour / 2002

Venom

1 hour / 2003

Birth

1 hour / 2002

Cheats

1 hour / 2002

Predators

1 hour / 2002

Super Senses

1 hour / 2003

Daredevils

1 hour / 2003

Stinkers

1 hour / 2003

Strength

1 hour / 2002

Survivors

1 hour / 2002

Big Mouths

1 hour / 2005

Jumpers

1 hour / 2002

Speed

1 hour / 2002

Swarms

1 hour / 2003

Body Parts

1 hour / 2003

Gluttons

1 hour / 2002

Defenders

1 hour / 2003

Bloodsuckers

1 hour /

Killers

1 hour / 2005

Weird Weapons

1 hour / 2006

Dads

1 hour / 2003

Moms

1 hour / 2003

Fighters

1 hour / 2002

Daredevils

3 minutes / 2006

Earwig

2 Minutes / 2006

Tough Babies

2 Minutes / 2007

Tongue Biters

2 Minutes / 2007

Bloodsuckers

2 Minutes / 2007

Big Mouth

2 Minutes / 2007

Pirate Compensation

2 Minutes / 2007

Lemmings

2 Minutes / 2007

Bodysnatchers

3 Minutes / 2007

A Fly’s Dinner

1 Minutes 30 Seconds / 2007