Do any other animals on Earth have weapons?

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by Stanley Edwards, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    I mean 'made' weapons, or tools as weapons. Plenty of animals are killers, predators. Plenty have natural defence mechanisms. But, is there any evidence at all to show that any other animal on this planet has crafted something for use as a weapon?
     
  2. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Otters grasp rocks to smash open shells
     
  3. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

  4. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    I knew a dog that used its sense of humour as a weapon.
     
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  5. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Yep. Monkeys. Birds.... all are known to use stones to break things. I am wondering if any other animal actually crafts a weapon. Birds craft nests, use beaks and stones. Some birds even collect decorations for their homes and even communicate via visual symbolism, but does any other animal actually make a weapon?
     
  6. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    An evolutionary adaptation enabling crabs to ward off foraging artists
     
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  7. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    That crab is an artist. It's just looking for some paint to put on the knife.
     
  8. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Oh! How did it smell?
     
  9. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Yes

    Eg exploding ants
     
  10. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    It will soon be in the. main square giving us a crab's-eye view of a naked Stan
     
  11. xenon

    xenon Sacred moche hat combat

    Octapusses use shells.
     
  12. Sea Star

    Sea Star ...

    This one did!

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    don't some apes use stones and throw them at the enemy or prey?
     
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  13. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

  14. Sea Star

    Sea Star ...

  15. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

  16. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Poor chimp having the piss taken out of him. No wonder he want's to fuck up the visitors. Someone needs to smuggle an uzi in for him
     
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  17. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

  18. Sea Star

    Sea Star ...

    AK 47 would probably do

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  19. Sea Star

    Sea Star ...

  20. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty Wh♂️

    How did it smell?
     
  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    in the past eight years at least five people in the us have been killed by dogs with guns
     
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  22. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Hmmm...

    Merica. Money. Justice.

    "It wasn't me. The dog tripped on the trigger".

    I've never seen a dog with a weapon (other than it's sense of humour).
     
  23. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

  24. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

  25. xenon

    xenon Sacred moche hat combat

     
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  26. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

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