A while back I wrote something on whether a lion could kill a moose and I pointed out in that article that sometimes prey turn the tables on predators. I just read something this morning that takes that one further. This is not for the faint of heart — or for frog lovers — but there are beetles whose larvae lure frogs into trying to eat them. The ferocious beetle larvae not only don’t get eaten, they kill and eat the frog!
I suppose we shouldn’t feel too badly for the frog since it was, of course, intent on eating the seemingly defenseless beetle larvae, but we tend to empathize with fellow vertebrates before other creatures, so watching the beetle larvae win the battle is unnerving.
Anyway, if you want to see something amazing and aren’t too partial to frogs, check this out: