Many Animals Will Self-amputate When In Trouble

 

According to Popular Science –

Only a few humans have ever opted for self-amputation in order to escape from danger, but some animals do it all the time. You probably already know that lizards can shed their tails. You may also have seen the viral video of a crayfish snipping off its own arm to escape being boiled alive. More than 200 animals have the unique ability to autotomize (the scientific term for self-amputation), but it’s not always to get out of hot water.

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