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20 Dangerous Animals

Updated on August 4, 2017

On planet Earth there are dozens to hundreds of different animals, more species and different kinds of types get discovered quite alot. While some animals may not be deadly others can injure you severely. Here are twenty animals to look out for.

#20, Hippo. Starting off in Africa we have the Hippo, while it would be easy to say lion or hyena I think I will say Hippo. Hippo's are a vegetarian species, meaning they only eat plants. The Hippo is somewhat of a fatty, it is covered with thick skin and fat but has said to be able to run as fast as 19mph in short distances. They also have somewhat of a poor eyesight. These beasts are dangerous since many times people don't even see where they are at before attacked. Either rampaging at you or biting with their long sharp teeth the Hippo is said to be the most dangerous animal in Africa to humans.

#19, The Japanese Giant Hornet. Normal hornets are already bad enough but this guy is almost as big as a full grown mans hand, well maybe a little smaller. The Giant Hornet is one of the most dangerous bugs in Japan, its venom is capable of destroying tissue. Also since it is a hornet it is capable of stinging multiple times. People state that if stuck ten times seek help, if stung thirty times seek emergency help right away.

#18, The Grizzly Bear. Bears are known to be quite dangerous, many will attack if they feel threatened or if you are on their territory. Grizzly Bears are some of the largest in the world, Most adult females weigh around 290lbs to 400lbs while the adult males weigh around 400lbs to 790lbs on average. The grizzly while large is also very fast, no one is able to outrun a bear, even an Olympic athlete. The best protection when encountering a grizzly is to play dead, or you know just completely avoid them.

#17, The Stonefish. In the Tropic of Capricorn lives this camouflage fish, known to be the most venomous fish in the world what makes this thing deadly is mainly the way it looks. The Stonefish will basically blend in with the area around it, stone is mainly what it takes the color of. It tends to have spines on its back that if stepped on sends a powerful mixture of toxins into the body, what make it even worse is that if wearing shoes or anything else the spines can pierce them, meaning be careful when wandering about.

#16, The Great White Shark. Nowadays people have learned that these terrifying looking things don't really eat humans but, they still tend to bite. The Great White has one of the most powerful bites in the world, even if they don't finish the job which it seems humans are too bony to eat, they leave you alone. But the bite made from the shark can cause problems none the less, either attracting other predators or by bleeding out. A good way to fend off a shark is by scraping its gills or eyes, if bit hurry and seek help.

#15, The Black Mamba. Back in Africa again we have the Black Mamba, a very deadly and dangerous snake. The Black Mamba tends to stay out of the open, it also seems to be a mix of people saying that it stays away from humans and that it will attack without hesitation. In any case it is best to avoid this animal since it has a deadly mixture of toxins. Its stated that the venom can collapse a human in 45 minutes or less, without the aid of a antivenom a person will normally die within seven to fifteen hours. But luckily no case has been found to say it lives anywhere else but Africa.

#14, The Poison Dart Frog. Coming now from Central and South America we have a frog, a very dangerous one that if even touched can kill ya. It is said by the all knowing Wikipedia that those that have a less bright color duration are said to be even more toxic then those who are brightly colored.

#13, The Komodo Dragon. One of the largest lizards known to man the Komodo Dragon is said to not be very picky when it comes to choosing its meal, meaning it will eat anything from large to small. The usual method of attack by these beasties is to come out and bite their prey, the venom which a study from 2009 shows has an ability to shock prey and even cause muscle paralysis. So once bitten the victim would not have long till the venom takes effect, the Komodo Dragon would wait till it could eat with ease meaning when the venom takes effect there is a good possibility that you could be eaten alive.

#12, The Brazilian Wandering Spider. Said to be the most dangerous due to its venom the wandering spider does what the name suggests, it wanders around alot. Said to go into heavy populated areas and buildings. While there are many other subspecies of the Wandering Spider the Brazilian is said to be the most dangerous to humans so it should be met with extreme caution.

#11, Salt Water Crocodile. One of the largest reptiles in the world the Crocodile is well known for powerful jaws and eating large animals, also its signature move. The "Death Roll" is the method of how it kills its victims. Pulling prey under water and then spinning underwater till its prey drowns.

#10, African Elephant. Africa is just getting all of the dangerous animals, anyways. The African Elephant is very smart for a being so large, good example is when a baby elephant that was getting chased by several lions ran into water knowing they disliked it. Many elephants have even stampeded campsites for being angered. Elephants are large creatures with some bulk to them, they can be dangerous when angered and have been known to flip over cars. Sometimes with people still inside them. If you can contend with a rhino then I think you are pretty dangerous.

#9, Mosquito. Known for causing problems such as malaria and the yellow fever these pests can be quite dangerous, while they may not have such an intimidating appearance like rhino or lion these bugs have a big reputation for spreading diseases and other sicknesses. Get your bug spray hand ready folks cause you might need to use it.

#8, The Gray Wolf. One of the enemies of the great grizzly is the Gray Wolf, wolves are a very social bunch and territorial. Wolves tend to call a large spot of land their own even if it is much to big, they defend the area with strength and precision. Known to run in packs this makes them very dangerous, a big tactic for them is going for an enemies throat but if fighting an enemy to great for them they will sometimes rush the enemy in numbers. Great hunters with excellent tracking skills you would not want to get trapped in the snow lands with these guys on your tail.

#7, The Driver Ant. Coming now from Africa and parts of Asia are the driver ants, a dangerous group of ants. These things will usually be formed in lines of sorts that can range for miles, the usual tactic of taking down prey is to swarm. If you step on one there is a good chance that thousands will come and attack you, the bad part is will be that once bitten the ants can latch their jaws into you.They also have the ability to eat a person down to the bones if given enough time. Stay clear of these guys.

#6, The Deathstalker Scorpion. This Scorpion has a very painful and possibly fatal poison, while full grown humans may have a good chance of surviving if a child is bitten they will die. The venom is very painful but will not really kill a healthy adult, while antivenom can treat the poison it will still take large doses to be of any help.

#5, Humans. This one I actually found interesting, whether or not you claim to be an animal we still are. Humans are dangerous and quite smart, while many of us may not be able to wrestle a bear to the ground or outrun a wolf we have been able to go from simple cavemen to beings capable of creating large nuclear weapons and many other forms of weaponry from biological to chemical. The human mind is capable of many things, which is what makes us one of the most dangerous animals on earth.

#4, The Rhinoceros. Another big grey animal of Africa is the Rhino, much like the Elephant this thing has alot of bulk and knows how to throw its weight around. It can run around thirty or so miles per hour and is very dangerous. Somewhat blind it is easy to startle, once startled this thing will chase you down and with a horn on the nose it can do alot of damage from blunt trauma to even straight up piercing the skin.

#3, The Bull Shark. Now here we have a very dangerous shark, unlike its cousin the Great White this guy will attack you for no reason. One of the most aggressive if not the most aggressive sharks is the Bull Shark. These things can not only live in salt water but fresh water as well, some have said that they even can go up rivers like the Mississippi. They like murky waters and have a tension for biting anyone, a cool fact however is that it is stated that the bull shark is actually the inspiration for Jaws. So whether that is cool or horrifying I don't know.

#2, The Cape Buffalo. Said to grow to six feet and weigh near a ton these animals like to roam in packs, if threatened or provoked in any way the Cape Buffalo will charge full speed of up to 35mph. which if you didn't know is pretty fast. Also it is said that these things will keep rushing at whatever made them mad no matter where they are injured, meaning not only are they big and mean but berserkers as well. Lovely.

#1, The African Lion. While the females mainly do the hunting these animals are still quite dangerous, despite the Tiger being larger and more powerful the lion have ruled the pridelands for awhile. Hunting in groups they attack their prey with powerful bites and claw strikes, if you ever seen any of these things looking at you with hungry eyes I suggest you get back in your car and drive like hell.

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