Here are some weird animals found on our planet, some of which are so different you may think they came from space!

Star-nose mole

From the side, this mole only looks a bit odd, but seen head-on, it can be quite startling. It is considered by numerous people to be incredibly ugly with its odd tentacle-like nose. In reality, the 11 pairs of appendages on the snout are quite amazing. They contain over 25,000 sensory receptors which are called Eimer’s organs. This is the critter’s main sensory apparatus, and it is so fine-tuned that scientists believe it can detect seismic waves. There’s nothing really ugly about the star-nose mole. It’s just different, and its own weird way, quite cute.

Microhyla nepenthicola

This is an amazingly tiny frog which was discovered just four years ago in Borneo in 2010. When researchers first discovered the tiny frog, they assumed it was a baby. Since then, others have been found, and now researchers know that even full-grown adults usually do not surpass half an inch in length.

Ice fish

Ice fish live in the ocean around Antarctica. They have a super amazing adaptation to the cold water. Instead of blood flowing through their veins, they have a kind of natural anti-freeze that maintains their body temperature. How awesome is that?

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