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Spiny forest katydid (Phricta spinosa) from the Melbourne Museum

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Spiny forest katydid (Phricta spinosa) from the Melbourne Museum

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Spiny forest katydid (Phricta spinosa) from the Melbourne Museum

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Spiny forest katydid (Phricta spinosa) from the Melbourne Museum

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Meat ant (Iridomyrmex purpureus) from the Melbourne Museum

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Meat ant (Iridomyrmex purpureus) from the Melbourne Museum

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Desert roach (Anamesia maculosa) from the Melbourne Museum

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Desert roach (Anamesia maculosa) from the Melbourne Museum

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Pobblebonk frogs (Limnodynastes dumerilii) from the Melbourne Museum

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Pobblebonk frogs (Limnodynastes dumerilii) from the Melbourne Museum

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Pobblebonk frogs (Limnodynastes dumerilii) from the Melbourne Museum

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Thorny devil (Moloch horridus) from the Melbourne Museum

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Thorny devil (Moloch horridus) from the Melbourne Museum.

This species has a ‘fake head’ growing from its shoulders. This is to fool predators–the ‘fake head’ will pop off, allowing the lizard to get away. It’ll never grow back, but at least it gives the reptile a second chance at life.

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Thorny devil (Moloch horridus) from the Melbourne Museum.

This species has a ‘fake head’ growing from its shoulders. This is to fool predators–the ‘fake head’ will pop off, allowing the lizard to get away. It’ll never grow back, but at least it gives the reptile a second chance at life.

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