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11 animals that use odor as a weapon

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

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These African birds, which occupy habitat south of the Sahara Desert, prove that birds, too, can produce stinky weaponry. Females generate a dark, foul-smelling oil from a specialized gland, which they use when their nests are under threat. This oil can be sprayed, and is not something you want staining your clothing.