This noted megabat can achieve a wingspan of up to 5 1/2 feet, but, though formidable, remains vulnerable to a good old fashioned nose beep.
The Hyrax is a rather remarkable creature. To begin with, this rotund mammal pulls off the Fearsome/Cuddly daily double just as convincingly as the Tasmanian Devil, and the Tiger Quoll (See Large-ish Carnivorous Marsupials post). This is no mean feat. But when coupled with the fact that this Well-Furred fellow inhabits the same taxon family as the elephant (!) and, for god’s sake, the sea cow (!!)…one is left with no choice but to sit on the edge of a cliff, and contemplate…
Very minute individuals, who may be up to no good, by the looks of them.
The Tardigrade, maestro of the microscopic. There is little they cannot withstand….extremes in heat, pressure, even radiation, the likes of which would initiate funeral preparations for practically any other life form, seem not to faze them.
The Burrowing owl, and other assorted owl types, including the cryptic Bay owl.
This massive, vaguely sinister bird oft seems to be pondering disastrous scenarios for those located anywhere nearby. According to Wikipedia, “It is sometimes called the “undertaker bird” due to its shape from behind: cloak-like wings and back, skinny white legs, and sometimes a large white mass of “hair”.”
Postscript: We are proposing the inclusion here of the closely related Greater Adjutant stork.