A gory 12 days of Christmas

The creepiest gifts given in the animal kingdom

By Erika Engelhaupt, 15:38 PM December 13, 2013

It’s Christmas shopping time again, and the biggest-selling item at Wal-Mart on Black Friday was a 29-cent towel that is sure to disappoint many recipients this year. Wal-Mart sold 2.8 million of them, and I’m really hoping I don’t get one.

But if I do, at least it won’t be a spitball. Or a vole on a stick. Those are just a couple of the gifts given in the wider animal world, and they aren’t even the most disgusting ones (by human tastes, that is; to a most animals I’m sure the vole on a stick...

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