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6 Terrifying Predators Routinely Owned by Adorable Prey (from Cracked.com)

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I just had to repost this article, written by Tom Hohle on June 12, 2011. From Cracked.com.

Everyone loves an underdog. Even Mother Nature, with her Thunderdome sensibilities, loves a good underdog story -- or six. That's why, when creating the nastiest animals on Earth, she decided that they were each going to have an embarrassingly adorable nemesis to regularly knock them down a few pegs. Like these guys:

#6.The Adder vs. the Hedgehog


Adders have dark zigzag patterns along their backs and giant, glaring, red eyes with vertically slit pupils. They are a universal symbol for danger and evil. They are venomous, vicious and are all-around well ... snakes.


Zdeněk Fric
Yes, it has the eyes of a Sith lord.

Sharing a common territory with the adder is the European hedgehog. The hedgehog grows to a maximum length of about a foot, and though its body is covered in up to 7000 spines, they're more of the "cuddly and/or wuddly" type than the "badass armor" variety.

Pathy Mik…