The Most Dangerous Species Around The World

Published on 04/23/2018
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Step out your door and we bet you will find at least one deadly creature which will attack and the consequences will be stark clear. The animals attack, bite or infect in a way that will probably ruin your life. Be careful…isn’t that quite the understatement!

Such a Viper

The Saw Scaled Snake lives in Africa and India and comes out at night to catch its prey. The toxins are so poisonous that if it bites, it can cause blood disorders and brain hemorrhage. It is recorded that every year that the viper kills more people than any other snake. GULP.

Saw Scaled Snake

Saw Scaled Snake

Floating Terror

The Portuguese Man of War is found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Known as blue bottle or a floating error, this siphonphore leaves swelling and marks on the skin which causes severe pain. Also, the poison travels to lymph nodes causing cold-like symptoms.

Portuguese Man Of Wa

Portuguese Man Of War

Here Comes Trouble

The Great White Shark is quite troubling. While they don’t want to eat humans, they have a taste for it. Found in coastal sea waters across the world, these are really a dreadful species as they have the largest percentage of attacks on people.

Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble

Buffaloes with an Axe to Grind

Hold your breath, Cape Buffalo has a strong intellect as it kill humans, lions and other creatures just by remembering them. I can barely remember what I ate for breakfast this morning! They are found in Sub Saharan Africa and weigh more than a ton. Be alert as it immediately kills anyone.

Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo

No Teddy Bear

Known for their attacking ability, the Polar Bears survive on meat and weigh almost 2000 lbs. Forget all that approach-ability, keep your distance. I mean, you can’t meet one really, unless you’re in the Arctic. Phew.

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Not So Gentle Giant

Treat gorillas, found in Central Africa, with care as they tend to attack if they feel threatened by any of your activity. Although they are gentle enough, the injury caused is very serious due to their powerful hands and sharp teeth. 400 pounds is no laughing matter.

Harambe, A 17 Year Old Gorilla At The Cincinnati Zoo

Gorilla

Tse Tse Fly Away

The Tse Tse fly bites to give you a nasty disease and it survives on the blood of humans, buffalo etc. Inhabitants of tropical Africa, this parasite transmit various diseases including sleeping sickness.

TseTse

TseTse

Dragons Do Exist

Honey! What’s for dinner? This lizard doesn’t mind the answer to that question. It’ll eat until the victim has bled to death and they weigh up to 150 lbs. Fun fact, if you can call it fun, they’re the largest lizard in the world. They are found in the Indonesian Islands and can eat literally anything.

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon

Natural Born Killer Bees

The Africanized Honey Bee is a tiny creature that chases and kills humans and horses. Originally, they were in Brazil to increase honey production but spread throughout the Americas as they set themselves free from custody. Basically, it is a hybrid of European and African bee species. And what’s more, they are known for their aggressive behavior.

Africanized Honey Bee

Africanized Honey Bee

Not the Ideal Mate

Widow Spiders eat their mates and their poison is so infectious as it has an element called latrotoxin present in their bite. Found across the globe from Africa to Australia and America, these spiders can leave the victim to die writhing in pain.

Black Widow Spider

Black Widow Spider

This Scorpion Means Business

Found in the Middle East and Africa, the Deathstalker Scorpion is actually deadly. A bite is enough to send people into anaphylactic shock and can even jeopardize their lives. Their venom is full of neurotoxins which are poisonous for the victims but can be treated if anti-venom is found.

Deathstaker Scorprion

Deathstaker Scorprion

Mosquito Blues

Don’t laugh! According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Mosquitoes are responsible for the diseases like yellow fever and malaria that cause about ¾ of a million deaths across the globe. As if you needed any more reason to stay away from them!

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Crocodiles Bite

With over a size of 20 feet and weighing more than a ton, the Saltwater Crocodile is found in the Indian Pacific Ocean. This crocodile lives happily in fresh or salty water but its bite is as powerful as that of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Saltwater Croc

Saltwater Croc

Golden Poison Dart Frog: Not So Pretty

Although this little frog is beautiful to look at, they are really poisonous as the tiny amount just about 2 micrograms is capable of making an animal’s heart stop. Don’t touch it as the poison is on the frog’s skin.

Golden Poison

Golden Poison

Cone Snails: Definitely Not Escargot

The sea snail lives in warm and tropical seas, plus they look really attractive. But be careful, their poison tends to cause complete paralysis and what’s more, no anti-venom still exists to these little creatures’ poison. Stay aware!

CONE SNAIL

CONE SNAIL

Mamba Not Samba

The Black Mamba snake is 14 feet huge and don’t take it as a joke ever. This snake has been recorded as the speediest in the world. However there is anti venom available but it can quickly kill a dozen people with its poison. Definitely not a species we want to come up against.

Black Mamba

Black Mamba

Beware of Blowfish

Beware of Blowfish, the most poisonous vertebrates around the globe. They contain tetrodotoxin which is more powerful than cyanide, and that says what you need to know. Although they are poisonous, you can eat them in places like China and Japan under the guidance of trained chefs who know which bits are safe.

Blowfish

Blowfish

Little Shop of Horrors

This one is literally scary! The Giant Pacific Octopus has 600 lbs of weight and he catches his prey quite horribly. Using his sucker covered legs, he catches the prey and eat it up through his huge mouth containing a toothed tongue. Ugh, not even Stephen King would write something so gruesome.

Giant Pacific Octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus

A Real Assassin

Approximately 12,000 people die from a Assassin bug bite and the infection is terrifying. It is also called the kissing bug because it bites people on the face, near the mouth. Have you ever heard of something so gross?

Assassin

Assassin

Not So Cute and Cuddly

Known as the one of most dangerous marine animals and the second largest seal in the Antarctic, the Leopard Seal looks sweet. But don’t let its looks fool you, it has sharp and long teeth. They are a serious predator.

Leopard Seal

Leopard Seal

Vampires are Real

I am scared and you should too! The Vampire bat can turn out to be a worst nightmare because when they bite, they get to drink a lot of blood. Apart from the obvious dislike of being bitten by a terrifying bat – they can spread infection to their victims – isn’t that just charming? Yes, that is a rhetorical question.

Vampire Bat

Vampire Bat

No Wall Flower

Beautiful and colorful, these creatures are often confused as flowers. But flowers they are not! They live underwater, are globular, spiky creatures which have a Greek name i.e. Toxopneustes, and that literally means “poison breath”. Charming. This Flower Urchin gives a severe and painful sting to the victim.

Flower Urchin

Flower Urchin

Stony-Faced

The Stone fish, as the name says, has a rough and rock like exterior which easily can misguide you. They live in and around coastal areas of the Indian Pacific Ocean. If you disturb them, you are likely to get affected by its neurotoxin for which an anti venom is needed.

Stone Fish

Stone Fish

Strangler Octopus

Now this one is deadly! The Blue ringed octopus attacks if it feels under attack. The poison paralyzes respiratory muscles and that is a mortifying thought. This creature is found in the Indian and Pacific oceans and is also known as the most poisonous in the blue sea.

Blue Ringed Octopus

Blue Ringed Octopus

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a wasp…

Oh nice, a wasp. Cleverly named after its favorite food, tarantulas, the plucky wasp has one of the most painful stings around, or so they say. Don’t worry as a Tarantula Hawk sting isn’t life threatening.

Tarantula Hawk

Tarantula Hawk

Snake Royalty

The King cobra is the most common and longest poisonous snakes. One bite and you are dead in half an hour! The central nervous system gets badly affected with its attack and sometimes it causes paralysis. They are mainly found in India and South East Asia.

King Cobra (Ophiophagus Hannah) The World's Longest Venomous Snake

King Cobra

Like a Bullet to the Heart

Have you ever experienced a bullet shot? The sting from a Bullet ant is just like that. Either one sounds terrifying. Hot tropical places are their habitats and their poison attacks the central nervous system quite badly. Need we say to steer clear?

Bullet Ant

Bullet Ant

Pufferfish Say What?

The Pufferfish is an inflatable fish that releases an extremely poisonous chemical, tetrodotoxin. It’s not fun, but you should know that their poison harms the nervous system and blocks the communication system of the brain and body. Pufferfish are also the second most poisonous animal after the poison dart frogs. We know they’re cute, but they’re beyond deadly.

Putterfish

Putterfish

SSSSSSSSidewinder

Shake hands with a sidewinder, or better yet, don’t! This snake is found in the desert areas and if you get bit, be on ALERT. Although they are small, they are lethal. Its scientific name is the Crotalus Cerastes and it belongs to the rattle snake family.

Sidewinder

Sidewinder

Hey, Spectacled Caimans

Oh my god, this is really terrifying. The Spectacled Caimans, part of the crocodilians group, is quite dangerous with big jaws, long tails and short legs. Yes, you heard that right. On top of their head, they have nose and eyes to see and breathe underwater. So be very careful and because they have sharp teeth too, it can be a frightening experience.

Spectacled Caimans

Spectacled Caimans

Cute Little Tarsiers

Although Tarsiers are super cute, they are horribly dangerous. You cannot even imagine this but, their bite can cause anaphylactic shock so don’t underestimate them. Oh, their superb hearing ability can prove dangerous to prey.

Tarsiers

Tarsiers

Inland Taipan Makes The Cut

And here is the Inland Taipan with poisonous neurotoxins, mycotoxins and hemotoxins. Beware! The muscles, blood and the nervous system get severely affected if this snake bites. It can even kill a human being within 45 minutes but there is an antivenin.

Inland Taipan

Inland Taipan

Beautiful Clouded Leopards

The clouded leopards have long sharp and piercing teeth and they are incredible climbers as well. This wild cat is now on the endangered species list.

Clouded Leopards

Clouded Leopards

Watch out, Michael Phelps

Not only do Water monitors swim quicker than Michael Phelps, but this giant lizard also kills a person with its poisonous saliva. And guys, it does bite to kill, not harm. Isn’t that just the cherry on top?

Water Monitors

Water Monitors

Down Here

The Siafu ants, or driver ants, attack when they feel threatened and as you may know, their bite is stronger than the Hulk. Also, they attack in groups and once an ant catches its prey, it is very difficult to drag it out.

Siafu Ant

Siafu Ant

Hooded Seal

Found in the central and western North Atlantic, the hooded seal has been hunted to the point of near extinction. Known to be deep divers, hooded seals are typically more aggressive and territorial.

Hooded Seal

Hooded Seal

Rhinoceros

Deaths related to rhinos aren’t uncommon in different parts of the world. The reason for this is because rhinos have bad eyesight, and they can be startled easily. Once they get a glimpse of you, it will be extremely difficult to escape them. Rhinos can run up to 40 mph, and their horn can do some serious damage.

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

African Lion

Despite the fact that African Lions don’t typically eat humans, it has been known that some lions purposely seek out human prey. One of the most famous cases happened in 1898 when the Tsavo man-eaters mauled and killed 28 railway workers in Kenya in a 9-month period.

African Lion

African Lion

Boomslang

While this snake tends to be shy and not bother humans, when it does, it can ugly real fast. The snake’s venom contains a hemotoxin that disables blood clotting, meaning that the victim would die slowly by bleeding out of every pore in their body.

Boomslang

Boomslang

Hyena

During the day, hyenas tend to be wary of human interaction, but after the sun sets, things change. Hyenas have been known to hunt humans throughout history, but their behavior worsens during wars and times of disease since they can smell the human corpses.

Hyena

Hyena

Leopard

With most animals, when they’re wounded then they run and hide. Leopards are the exception to this rule. When they’re hurt, they become even more dangerous. To top it off, leopards are incredibly strong. They usually hide their prey out of reach, meaning they drag dead antelopes up trees.

Leopard

Leopard

Eastern Brown Snake

You may not guess it from the name, but the Eastern Brown Snake is responsible for roughly half of the deaths from snake bites in Australia each year. When this snake bites someone, that person is normally dead within four hours or so.

Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake

Brazilian Wandering Spider

This spider is the most venomous spider in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The main reason it’s so dangerous is in its name – it tends to wander everywhere. They are found typically hiding in houses and cars as well as densely populated areas, especially during the day.

Brazilian Wandering Spider

Brazilian Wandering Spider

Hippopotamus

While hippos are mostly herbivorous, they also happen to be very aggressive and are known as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. They’ve been known to attack humans for no reason to the point of destroying entire cars.

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

African Elephant

The African elephant is the world’s largest animal and is one you don’t want to mess with. This elephant has been known to trample even a rhinoceros to death. It has the capacity to display bouts of rage and has been a part of activities that were interpreted as vindictive such as razing entire villages.

African Elephant

African Elephant

Cassowary

This massive bird is the deadliest one on earth with its huge talons that are capable of disemboweling a human being. Not only that, but these birds won’t hesitate to act on that strength as they’re known to wander onto beaches and even into homes in search for food. If they don’t manage to find food, they will turn aggressive and fast.

Cassowary

Cassowary

Champawat Tiger

The deadliest man-eating animal in history is the Champawat Tiger. In the late 19th century, one Bengal tiger dragged off and ate 436 people before being taken down by the British hunter Jim Corbett.

Champawat Tiger

Champawat Tiger

Ascaris Roundworm

While this animal might not look as threatening as some of the others on this list, we can assure you that it is dangerous. This little parasite will hatch its eggs inside your intestines, burrow through your guts, and travel in your blood until it reaches your lungs. It’s tiny enough that people don’t even realize they have them most of the time. This parasite is dangerous enough that it kills approximately 4,500 people every year.

Ascaris Roundworm

Ascaris Roundworm

6-Eyed Sand Spider

Also deemed ‘Big Boy’, this massive spider is found in Southern Africa. The terrifying fact about it is that it’s been known to eat or chew on people in their sleep. However, since their venom has a numbing agent, it’s difficult to feel their bite.

6 Eyed Sand Spider

6 Eyed Sand Spider

Brown Recluse Spider

This spider is not one to take lightly. Recently, the Brown Recluse Spider was the reason for the amputation of a woman’s leg after she got bitten by it. The symptoms of such a bite are severe pain, a deep sore where the bite is, fever, chills, nausea, joint pain, weakness, seizures, necrotic skin, and even a coma.

Brown Recluse Spider

Brown Recluse Spider

Sydney Funnel-Web Spider

As we all know, Australia has some very terrifying creatures who want nothing more than to kill you. One of these lovely creatures in the Sydney funnel-web spider. It’s considered to be the world’s deadliest spider as its venom can kill a human in just 15 minutes without an antivenin handy.

Sydney Funnel Web Spider

Sydney Funnel Web Spider

Bull Shark

While shark attacks aren’t as common as we believe, the bull shark is the second most dangerous shark in the ocean. The reason is that it has pretty bad eyesight which can lead it to think people are prey as their general shape can resemble fish they eat. However, the bull shark is also aggressive in nature and tends to hunt in packs. All in all, not a great combination.

Bull Shark

Bull Shark

Common Death Adder

Yet another Australian creature, the Common Death Adder is one of the most venomous snakes in the world which also happens to be the fastest-striking too. It can go from striking position to attacking and back to strike position again in 0.15 seconds.

Common Death Adder

Common Death Adder

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