This creature is one of the oldest living animals in existence, it shoots a death slime out of its face, and drinks it’s prey up like a smoothie. They're one of the coolest creatures on 20+ legs--- I’m talking about, of course, the Velvet Worm. Hold onto your butts, you’re about to get a whole face full of velvety worm.
***CORRECTION*** As it turns out, there are actually currently just about 200 species identified. The 700 number mentioned is referring to some reports that identify 700 as a possible *actual* amount of species.
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