Can You Squirt Blood From Your Eyes….Well …This Little Guy Can

By  | September 9, 2018 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

 Certain types of horned lizards are able to squirt a directed stream of their own blood from the corners of their eyes at predators as much as 5 feet away.  They accomplish this squirting action via severely restricting blood flow away from their heads, with the resulting increase in blood pressure in their heads bursting certain vessels near their eyes where the blood squirts forth.  what purpose does diminishing their own blood supply while giving a taste of said blood to a predator serve?  Well, it turns out certain animals, such as cats and dogs, horned lizard blood tastes awful due to certain compounds present in their blood.

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