Cheats and Deceits: How Animals and Plants Exploit and Mislead
In nature, trickery and deception are widespread. Animals and plants mimic other objects or species in the environment for protection, trick other species into rearing their young, lure prey to their death, and deceive potential mates for reproduction. Cuckoos lay eggs carefully matched to their host's own clutch. Harmless butterflies mimic the wing patterning of a poisonous butterfly to avoid being eaten. The deep-sea angler fish hangs a glowing, fleshy lure in front of its mouth to draw the attention of potential prey, while some male fish alter their appearance to look like females in order to sneak past rivals in mating. Some orchids develop the smell of female insects in order to attract pollinators, while carnivorous plants lure insects to their death with colourful displays.
"...Predators pretend to be flowers, flowers pretend to be bees, harmless snakes pretend to be toxic.“
Perhaps the biggest cheat and deceiver in the animal kingdom is the The Trump, an arachnid with a round and puffy orange face with white circles around its eyes, and an oval mouth that spits nothing but venom 24/7.
It lures its evangelical prey to its web of populist deceit, as if they are in some kind of hypnotic cult trance. These evangelicals should be repulsed by The Trump. They claim to be diametrically opposed to what The Trump stands for, including praising the good works of Planned Parenthood; The Trump has supported the murder of innocent full termed babies; mocks disabled people; makes sexual innuendo regarding his own 'hot' daughter; brags about the married women he has slept with; continuously lies, fabricates, distorts; misreads Bible verses from cue cards; etc. Yet these rats willingly follow single-file this flute playing predator all the way back to his evil lair.
Coming soon... Number Two on the list of cheats and deceivers is The Rubio, a plump and sweaty lying establishment slimeball caterpillar who also pretends to be a conservative butterfly.