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Real Land Monsters - The Freaky Ones!

Updated on August 13, 2011
As Real as Hell
As Real as Hell

Your Non-standard Spine Tinglers!

The creepy crawlies that were bred in hell and are the creme-de-la-creme of fodder to any hollywood flick with a need for more than four limbs. Most of these shiny-shelled spooks are plain disgusting at best and at worst pack a touch-me-and-I-dissolve -your-skin attitude. some of these are the largest and heaviest of their kind in the animal kingdom. They are examples of ''isolation gigantism'', they are known to prey on warm-blooded animals, sting humans (offcourse!) and most weigh more than a sparrow (goddamn natural fuckery!). The real messed up and psychotic thing about these slimys is that you are very likely to come across many of these when you're camping out in the desert, on your trip to the amazon or just enjoying sushi out in tokyo.

Giant Amazonian centipede
Giant Amazonian centipede

This monster can grow up to a foot long, it is extremely toxic to humans and an expert bat hunter (devours warm-blooded birds, remember?!). This thing can cling down from cave ceilings and catch a bat in freakin mid-air. It then stings it with its poison and its happy munching time. Other things on its dinner menu also include frogs, birds and mice. Even just traces of its venom coming in contact with skin can cause a reaction.

A Wolf spider ready to attack!
A Wolf spider ready to attack!

This menace is just another 8 legged freakish minion of the prince of darkness, and this thing is pretty much the scariest looking of its kind. The only thing working for us is that this thing is not known for lethal poisoning. Poisonous or not, people will most likely drop dead at the sight of this monstrous devil burrowing out of its hole.

Asian Giant Hornet
Asian Giant Hornet

These critters are the largest killer-hornets in the world. They are relentless hunters and just a tiny group of 30 hornets can kill-off a honey-bee colony of over 30,000 in less than four hours. Their weapon of pride: giant mandible claws that can decapitate most large insects like mantises. No other bugs have the capacity to be a threat to these war-mongers in their territory. These hornets sting with a venom that contains a neurotoxin called mandarotoxin which is lethal to people even if they're not allergic to bee stings. Your troubles won't end just after being stung, the venom itself has a pheromone that attracts more of these hornets to the victim (total overkill!). If that wasn't enough, it can simultaneously sting and bite because of its giant mandibles which compounds the excruciating pain. And the cherry on top, the venom is a powerful enzyme that dissolves human tissue.

See the video of giant Japanese hornets massacring honey bees just to behead and suck up their young ones.

If you've seen enough of the crawlies, have a look at the real life sea monsters at a hub here or an in-depth look at the world of freaks that cohabit with us.

If you liked this post, vote it up and provide some feedback with comments. Another post is in the pipes!

I've come to know that the amazonian centipede is a favorite with arthropod enthusiasts. Are you one of those who breeds it as a pet?

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    • VAMPGYRL420 profile image

      Windy Grace Mason 

      7 years ago from The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, U.S.A.

      Very interesting Hub, Stunner :)Voted up and interesting!!!

    • Neerizzle profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      Oh my god these are creepy! Just looking at these pictures makes me feel like something is crawling on me lol Interesting hub. :)


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