1. Sea Hare
The sea hare is Neptune’s skunk that unleashes ᴛᴏxɪc purple ᴇᴍɪssɪᴏɴs with the power to ᴘᴀʀᴀʟʏᴢe nose nerves. But the gas isn’t the soft-shell mollusk’s only line of defense. They also pulse with ᴘᴏɪsᴏɴ, which, if not properly prepared, can cause sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇ ʜᴀʀᴍ to humans when ingested.
How did sea hares get their name? Two rods on the mollusk’s head resemble hare ears. The similitude is uncanny, and ancient Romans even called them lepus marinus — Latin for “ocean rabbit.”
2. King Ratsnake
King ratsnake is a large and beautiful constrictor that found in open forests and meadows of China, Northern Vietnam and China. This snake is also called as ‘stinking goddess’ because of its habit of habit of producing strong ᴘᴜɴɢᴇɴᴛ smell. It’s a defensive mechanism from king ratsnakes. They release the offensive odor from post-ᴀɴᴀʟ glands when ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛened.
Surprisingly the stinky king ratsnakes found as an exotic pet in some parts of the world. This large species can reach up to a maximum length of 2.4 meters. They ratsnakes mainly feed on rodents.
3. Stink Bug
The stink bugs are named after their behavior of releasing very, unpleasant smell when handles or ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛened. This defensive mechanism helps the stink bugs to not being food for potential predators like lizards. It is the gland in the abdomen, which help the stink bugs to produce the unpleasant smell.
The stink bugs are agricultural ᴘᴇsᴛs which can cause massive ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢe to fruits and vegetables. The stink bugs are very common in U.S, China and Japan. They can be found inside your house in summer season.
Wolverines have ғɪᴇʀᴄᴇ reputations, but they’re actually pretty shy. Notice we said shy, not weak or fearful. In fact, the ʟᴇᴛʜᴀʟ fighters can take down animals five times their size. In addition to their warrior skills, wolverines emit a ᴘᴜɴɢᴇɴᴛ glandular stench to mark territory. The smell is so bad that people call them “skunk bears.”
5. Tasmanian Dᴇᴠɪʟ
Tasmanian dᴇᴠɪʟ is a strange mammal that only found in Tasmania State of Australia. The small dog sized mammal look ғɪᴇʀᴄᴇ, but no ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀous. Tasmanian dᴇᴠɪʟs are famed for their black fur, keen sense of smell and extremely loud screams. Tasmanian dᴇᴠɪʟs release a ᴘᴜɴɢᴇɴᴛ odor when ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛened. It helps them to defend against potential predators.
6. Striped Polecats
It looks like a skunk, lives all over Africa, ʜᴜɴᴛs at night, and releases a stink leagues worse than any other animal on Earth. They’re striped polecats, and they take top honors in our smelly animal countdown.
Strip polecats’ powerful and potent secretions can temporarily ʙʟɪɴᴅ targets and ʙᴜʀɴ the eyes! Some animals mark their territory with ᴜʀɪɴᴇ — but not the striped polecat. Instead, they choose to draw boundaries with ꜰᴇᴄᴇs and ᴀɴᴀʟ spray. Pee-yew!
7. Lesser Anteater
The lesser anteater is a very stinky animal. In fact, it is 5-7 times stinker than sunk. Like other stinky animals the lesser anteater releases the unpleasant odor to defend against the predators. The lesser anteaters produce the unpleasant odor from the glands under their tail.
The lesser anteaters are nocturnal, spend daytime in resting in hollow tree trunks. Their eye vision is quite poor, but have a strong sense of smell and hearing. In addition to behavior of releasing unpleasant odor the lesser anteaters also have powerful arms to defend against the predators.
8. Musk Ox
One person’s oyster delicacy is another person’s ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ rock. The same goes for musk: some people think it’s splendid, and others find it stomach-turning. Where you fall on the scale will determine your feelings about early-summer male musk oxen who feverishly sᴇᴄʀᴇᴛᴇ the stuff to attract partners.
The earwig is a small, dark insect that found throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. The earwigs are nocturnal and hide under the rocks or in the small opening during the day. The earwig is a stinky insect. It squirt stinky, yellow colored liquid from its scent glands when ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛened. It helps them to defend against predators like frogs, beetles and toads.
Stinkbirds, also known as hoatzins, have cow-like, two-chamber digestive systems. As a result, the avians produce a ᴍᴀɴᴜʀᴇ-scented odor. Indigenous South Americans who still practice ʜᴜɴᴛing-and-gathering leave stinkbirds alone unless necessary. After all, who wants to dine on smelly food!
Odor protection FYI: Hoatzins are vegetarians that consume lots of roughage. In other words, stay clear of a stinkbird relieving itself.