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You’d Never Expect What These Animals Were Used For In The Military

In times of war, animals are often utilized by the military. We all know about war horses and dogs, but below are also some animals you probably didn’t know had been used for warfare.

 

Bats

Used to carry bombs in experiments, people quickly figured out this was a terrible idea!

 

Sea Lions

The Navy often recruits them as deep sea divers!

 

Elephants

These enormous mammals have often been used to transport large objects and also to mount weapons.

 

Pigs

They have also been used to transport items during times of war.

 

Cattle

Herds of oxen were often used to transport military forces back in the day.

 

Pigeons

They have been used to deliver messages, but also as flying bombs!

 

Dogs

Man’s best friend is used for all sorts of tasks ranging from attacking enemies, searching for wounded soldiers and even detecting mines!

 

Dolphins

What? No way! The Navy has used dolphins to detect mines before.

 

Rats

They have often been used to spread disease among enemy soldiers, but also to carry explosive devices behind enemy lines.

 

Camels

In desert areas, camels have been used to transport soldiers and various items.

 

Rhinos

From early times of war, there is some historical evidence that rhinos were used as attack animals.

 

Now you know which animals have been kicking ass in various ways during times of war!

About Sascha Brian

Sascha Brian
Known around here as "the German", I am indeed German, but have also spent some time traveling the world. With 10 years of my life spent in the United States, rumor has it that I may even know how to grill a great burger. I don't wear socks with sandals any longer, but I still drink beer and eat sauerkraut like a German. When I'm not writing about motivational and inspirational people on Like A Boss, I can usually be found lifting things up and putting them back down in my garage gym (a.k.a. the dungeon).

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