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11 animals that use odor as a weapon

Stink bug

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Stink bugs

The name given to this family of insects pretty much says it all. Two glands on a stink bug's thorax are responsible for producing its smelly secretions, which deter predators from taking a bite. The animals also have a repulsive taste, so plugging your nose won't help if for some bizarre reason you're inclined to take a bite anyway.