10 Animals that Live after their Heads are Cut Off

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Thanks to the popularity of zombie theme television shows and movies, everybody knows that getting rid of one of the un-dead menaces, requires destroying or removing its head. Not all creatures are quite as easily taking down. Here are 10, they carry on, at least for a good while after they’ve lost theirs…

10 animals that continue to live after their heads are cut off…

No: 10 Cockroaches

As their blood doesn’t circulate all that quickly, they have ample time to seal off the wound, before access vital fluid loss occurs. They also don’t require the use of the brains in their heads, as they have backup systems.

No 9: Chickens

The burger famous for running around after they’ve had theirs cut off, but one in particular managed to do so for a really long time. he came to be known as Miracle Mike.

No 8: Snakes

Their heads live in hour or so after decapitation and during that time they still have the power to do some serious damage, both the biting in venom injecting reflexes remain strong enough to deliver a quick yet fatal blow.

No 7: Flatworms

The invertebrates are largely unaffected by head-lost, as most species have the power to just grow a new one. Similarly the detached heads can regenerate bodies.

No 6: Praying Mantis

It’s common for them to be even after copulating, but as decapitation doesn’t adversely affect their ability to fertilize females, some get there eggs consumed beforehand.

No 5: Octopus

The sea creature’s eight arms don’t completely rely on a central brain, as each has a bit of a mind of its own. individual tentacles are packed with highly capable neurons, allowing for continued responses to stimulate even after the appendages have been removed.

No 4: Flies

The female ones have certain species have been observed preening walking around in flying for days and sometimes weeks after being rendered headless. Apparently the males of the species are put off by it as a court those ladies all the time

No 3: Frogs

Spring movement in their removed legs doesn’t require that the amphibian has a brain, but it does call for a bit of stimulation. Both the pension a pinch of salt it turns out will do the trick in the case of the latter the extra sodium sets off a chain reactions that result in muscular twitches.

No 2: Salamanders

Is well known for its ability to sprout replacement legs, spinal cords and lungs. Situations that result in destruction a brain matter don’t present insurmountable problems either, as they can grow that too.

No 1: Snapping Turtles

Their accomplished hunters that have few predators, and when they do come upon one, the turtles are known to put up quite a fight. Not even have in their head lopped off stops them from striking with their scissors sharp beaks, they can continue to defend themselves that way for hours.

Source: Geobeats

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