Animals That Use Bizarre Methods To Kill Their Prey

Komodo dragon

These beasts, sometimes called ‘land crocodiles’, are the largest living lizards on earth, growing up to 3m long and weighing up to 70 kilograms.

Golden eagles

These birds of prey have a wide variety of diet, including squirrels, grouse, pheasants, reptiles and small birds, but they’ve become well known for their attacks on deer.

Electric eel

There’s very few animals like electric eels when it comes to the way they hunt, utilizing their unusual electric charge to stun their prey.


These arachnids are commonly known as net casting spiders, which articulately explains their unique hunting technique to catch unsuspecting prey.


These anglerfish are super ugly and they’re also poor swimmers who typically remain on the ocean floor, but they’re highly effective hunters.

Secretary birds

No, don’t be fooled by the name, there’s birds are tough and ruthless. It is a bird of prey but unusually it hunts terrestrially, meaning on land, as opposed to flying in from the air.


This solitary and nocturnal small cat, which is native to South and Central America, employs the rare technique of mimicry to lure its prey.

Archer fish

We all played with a ‘super soaker’ water pistol when we were young, but the archer fish took the concept to the next level, by making that its mode of hunting.


These illuminated larvae may be pretty on the eye and utilized as a tourist attraction in some parts of New Zealand, but their glow is actually their hunting technique.

Bottlenose dolphins

These sophisticated mammals are even more clever than the TV show ‘Flipper’ let on.