Researchers around the world have taken to Twitter to share their funniest and strangest fieldwork errors.
Scientists have shown all the things that can go wrong for them in the wild using the Twitter hashtag #fieldworkfail.
From accidentally swallowing fossils to falling out of a boat in crocodile infested waters, fieldwork fails range from the bemusing to the bizarre.
Accidentally glued myself to a crocodile while attaching a radio transmitter. #fieldworkfail— Agata Staniewicz (@AgataStaniewicz) July 30, 2015
Accidentally pee on a Jaguar´s marked tree. Get chased by the jaguar for 3 weeks, might sound exciting, actually quite scary #fieldworkfails— Angela Maria Bayona (@AngelaBayonaV) August 3, 2015