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Naked mole rat
Credit: Rochelle Buffenstein/City College of New York
From dreadful dragonfish to bizarre bats and alarming axolotls, here are some of the freakiest creatures that walk, fly or swim the Earth.
African naked mole rats live underground and never come out. They are blind and smelly, with no fur and giant buckteeth. Yet while they're unpleasant to look at, these cold-blooded mammals are very gentle by nature and rarely act aggressively towards humans.