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Claws, teeth, stingers... there are a lot of things that can make an animal look downright scary and dangerous. Sometimes, though, looks can be deceiving! Face your fears and learn about eight animals that use their tough looks to hide the fact that they're basically harmless.

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Sources:
Aye-Aye:
http://lemur.duke.edu/discover/meet-the-lemurs/aye-aye/
http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/aye-aye
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/6302/0
Hoverfly:
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artmay07/cd-hoverflies.html
http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/hover_fly.htm
Mimic octopus:
http://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/accumulating-glitches/the_mimic_octopus_master_of
http://marinebio.org/upload/files/mimic.pdf
Basking Shark:
https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/discover/species-profiles/cetorhinus-maximus
http://oceana.org/marine-life/sharks-rays/basking-shark
Manta Ray:
http://www.mantapacific.org/#!general-description/c1yiw
https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/discover/species-profiles/manta-birostris
Goliath Birdeater:
http://www.livescience.com/48339-goliath-birdeater-spider-photos.html
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/10/20/biggest-spiders-animals-science-tarantulas-south-america/
Whip Scorpion:
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/misc/giant_whip_scorpion.htm
http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Mastigoproctus_giganteus/
Thorny Dragon Lizard:
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151105-if-it-has-to-a-horned-lizard-can-shoot-blood-from-its-eyes
http://www.hornedlizards.org/horned-lizards.html

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