15 Of The Most Dangerous Creatures On Planet Earth.
Nature isn’t only wondrous, it can be absolutely terrifying. Taking a look at the amount of wildlife documentaries, you can tell that humans are fascinated with the animal kingdom. Especially animals with abilities to attack, or defend.
Dangerous animals can come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless if it has a nasty bite, or deadly venom, nature has a way of adapting to become a master of its environment, and the animals on this list are perfect examples of that. If you’re a person who likes to snorkel, you might be attracted to the bright and colorful creature like the first one on the list. But, be careful, it may be beautiful, but it hides a secret that’s quite deadly.
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The blue-ringed octopus looks like it stepped out of a psychedelic dream, but its true nature is a lot more dangerous. It uses a powerful neurotoxin that paralyzes the respiratory muscles of its prey. If someone gets stung, they would need to seek immediate medical attention or suffer from death by asphyxiation. It certainly is pretty to look at, but it’s best to just keep away. Sometimes keeping away won’t help at all, especially if contact isn't needed in order to be harmed.
Dangerous Thick-Tailed Scorpion
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Like the cobra, this scorpion can eject its venom as far as one meter away. Even though it’s not usually deadly, its venom causes extreme pain and temporary blindness, that if left untreated will become permanent. This guy likes to hang out in the dry areas of many countries in Africa. If you’re a fan of sci-fi, then you’ll love the next animal on our list. It looks like it comes straight from an episode of Star Trek!
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This fish is proof that size doesn’t matter. Even though it’s small, it’s fearless and aggressive to the point it’s earned the respect of fisherman from all over. They’re extremely territorial, so they’ll attack any animal that comes near their home. They have a huge mouth span that contains tons of sharp teeth that they use to wrestle other fish for territory. This next animal kills more people than any other snake, so keep that in mind if you find yourself in their stomping grounds.
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This reptile's name makes you think twice about going near it. When it feels threatened, it rubs parts of its body together to let out a ‘sizzling’ warning sound. The venom of this viper contains toxins that cause the body to develop bleeding disorders, which can lead to its victim dying from internal hemorrhaging. Our next animal can be seen as inspiration for old stories of mysterious serpents of the sea.
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