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11 animals that use odor as a weapon

By: Bryan Nelson on July 30, 2014, 6:20 p.m.
Honey badger

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Honey badger

Named for their appetite for honey, these fierce carnivores have a defensive trait hardly as sweet-smelling as their favorite food. Honey badgers can turn their anal pouch inside out, which produces a musky stench that can be suffocating. Aside from deterring predators, this trait may also help honey badgers procure their prized honey by having a calming effect on bees.