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There are many living creatures on Earth, some more bizarre than others. This docuseries takes a look at some of the stranger ones. It provides an up-close look at living oddities of all shapes and sizes as they roam around in their natural habitats. The show reveals how the creatures have developed and adapted to their unusual environments over the course of time. Among the "freaks of nature" featured are leaping spiders, bloodsucking bats and flesh-eating bugs.

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Uncovering some of the creepiest, freakiest and downright ghastliest monsters in real life.
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The world's weirdest and most fascinating underwater creatures, from glowing fish to needle-eating eels and more.
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One insect sprays molten-hot acid from its rear; another injects its larvae into living caterpillars, where the young gnaw their way out; the giant centipede roams the caves of Venezuela and hunts for its favorite meal: live bats.
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These monsters bite, chew and gnash on anything that gets in their way and their fangs are as varied as they are fearsome - from the weird teeth of the Dracula fish to the deadly fangs of the Gaboon viper and infamous chompers of the Piranha.
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Frogs the size of small dogs; plants that swallow entire rodents; the largest crocodile species on earth - capable of consuming an entire antelope.
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From hives of naked mole rats, to the burrows of the bizarre aardvark, to zombie creatures that tunnel through decomposing flesh, this is nature's real freak show - underground.
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From the bat that pulls fish from the water with giant claws to the bloodsucking vampire bat, we journey through a strange collection of winged beasts that are as bizarre as they are fascinating.
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From spiders that can walk on water and even breathe underwater, to ones that can weave glittering webs to catch prey by the dozens, and the mammoth tarantula that eats entire birds for breakfast.

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