Devils up close

Check out these up-close pics I took of some Tassie Devils.  When they have their mouths open and showing their teeth, they are snarling and making a very scary devil-like noise. When they are lying down with their eyes closed they look like the family dog!

Look at his teeth. Devils are known as the scavengers of the animal world and will eat everything, including the bones of a carcass

Look at his teeth. Devils are known as the scavengers of the animal world and will eat everything, including the bones of a carcass

They mainly fight amongst themselves over food. Generally they are a solitary animal.
They mainly fight amongst themselves over food. Generally they are a solitary animal.

Devils have an amazing sense of smell and are constantly sniffing as they wander around

Devils have an amazing sense of smell and are constantly sniffing as they wander around

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….like butter wouldn’t melt.

When asleep they don't look very fearsome at all

When asleep they don’t look very fearsome at all

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The Tasmanian Devil population is under threat from a facial tumour disease which they pass between them when they bite each other.

The Tasmanian Devil population is under threat from a facial tumour disease which they pass between them when they bite each other.

 

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