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Skull Island's Ornate Carrion Beetle was an unwelcome sight on a kill. Drawn from miles around by the smell, these brightly painted insects exuded noxious chemicals from their shells intended to prevent them from being accidentally eaten by other scavengers. Their elaborate markings loudly advertised their extreme inedibility. Swarming on a kill, they could deter even the most hungry scavenging bird or reptile, gaining exclusive access to a carcass.

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