Take a look at these bizarre looking sarcastic fringeheads defending their own territory against each other. Can you guess which one’s going to win the battle?
Apparently named with their quirkiness, the sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi) is a footlong fish that lives at the Pacific coast of North America. These sarcastic fringeheads almost all the time rest in their homes — only their heads protrude keep them aware for any signs of danger, even though they have poor eyesight.
If they feel threatened, they will employ their enormous mouths and needle-like teeth for defense. Initially, they emit only a warning accomplished by the flexing and snapping of their jaws. If the intruder ignores the warning, they will use their ferocious teeth to attack.
Obviously, fringeheads are fiercely territorial creatures that aggressively protect their homes from all intruders, regardless of their size. However, things started to look strange when two sarcastic fringeheads get embroiled in a turf war.
But how strange? Two words: “mouth wrestling.” Are you brave enough to behold the angriest make-out party in the animal kingdom? The comedy ramps up even further when two fringehead compete over prime real estate.
Sarcastic fringeheads, on the other hand, don’t present a threat to humans, except when an obnoxious diver with unprotected fingers poke around their homes. Goodluck to you then!