Top 10 Most Dangerous Creatures in the World

Top 10 Most Dangerous Creatures in the World

If you are thinking that sharks will top this list undoubtedly, you are ABSOLUTELY WRONG! Even when sharks feature in many movies as the lead killer and spiders rule the phobia department, they are nowhere in the list of the most dangerous animals! Did that shock you? Never mind, because this is just the beginning of surprises, we have some of the cutest animals in this list as well! We are on the path to make you believe that appearances are deceptive, join us!

Number 10 Cape Buffalo
This large African bovine is unpredictable and hence is not domesticated unlike its Asian cousin, the water buffalo! About 900,000 are alive today and are mostly found in sub-Saharan Africa and are responsible for killing more hunters on the continent than any other creature. You didn’t expect a buffalo to be this dangerous, did you? Nicknamed as Black Death, this beast can grow to 6 feet in length, weigh up to about a ton and can come charging at a speed of 35 miles per hour! They keep charging even after they are injured, so you better not mess with them!

Number 9 Cone snail
Since all cone snails are venomous and can sting you, there is no way you are handling a live individual without proper protection. They feed on bottom dwelling fish or may hunt marine worms. They sting their prey, paralyze it and then satisfy their hunger, cool plan! While most cone snails have a sting no worse than that of a bee, there are some who can even kill you with their venom! You won’t try to bag them for their beauty now, right?

Number 8 Golden Poison Dart Frog
These brightly colored frogs live mostly in South America and are poisonous. We repeat they are poisonous and not venomous, there is a difference. Where on one hand the most venomous animals have a method of delivery for their toxins, such a fangs or spines, the poisonous animals mostly rely on ingestion for it. This is the reason why these frogs are less dangerous but it has enough poison to kill 10 humans! But the biggest trouble is that the poisonous glands are located just under its skin, a mere touch can put you in a life threatening position!

Number 7 Puffer Fish
One of the most poisonous vertebrates, the pufferfish is probably the most dangerous due to the presence of tetrodoxin which is found in the fish’s skin, muscle tissue, liver, kidneys, and gonads. This poses a danger because pufferfish is a famous delicacy in Japan where only licensed chefs are allowed to prepare, avoiding the poisonous parts, OBVIOUSLY! But accidents happen, SEVERAL times a year! The tetrodoxin is 1200 times more poisonous than cyanide, you know what that means, right? A chain of reactions harming your body and then DEATH!

Number 6 Box jellyfish
Beautifully transparent with a serene appearance, that’s how you would describe this creature but that perception might change now! They can sting you and not only that, it will be painful and in worst cases, FATAL! There aren’t official records to confirm this but anecdotal evidence suggests that 100 or more die each year from their stings. About 30-40 deaths occur in the Philippines alone because of this notorious monster! Now that is too much!

Number 5 Black Mamba
Okay now King Cobra seems more terrifying to you, its venom to be given credit! But Black Mamba makes it to this list because of its speed, yes SPEED! This 14 feet long reptile is the fastest snake, slithering at speeds of up to 12.5 miles per hour. If they bite you, they’ll not bite you once but do it repeatedly and inject enough venom in you that could kill 10 people! If not given correlative antivenin within 20 minutes, know that death is near! This should scare you, right?

Number 4 Blue ringed octopus
Size of a golf ball with beautiful blue rings decorating the skin, it is hard not to fall in love with this creature! But they are recognized as one of the world's most venomous marine animals. Yes, this pretty animal is venomous and can kill 26 adults with its venom! If they bite you, within minutes you’ll be left paralyzed and unable to breathe! This can lead to death if artificial respiration is not provided, children being at the maximum risk. Do you still want to cross their path?

Number 3 Tsetse fly
You weren’t expecting a fly to make it to this list but don’t underestimate the power of a tiny fly! They might just be 17mm in size, just like the average house fly but they are blood suckers. Now that’s not enough to be among the most dangerous, right? Uhmm this fly is the carrier of protozoan parasites called the Trypanosomes. Now this is the agent that causes the African sleeping sickness, a disease that hampers co-ordination, behaviors and sleep cycles! The scariest thing is that if not treated, this disease can prove to be fatal!

Number 2 Saltwater crocodile
If alligators scare you, messing with the saltwater crocodile is definitely not for you! They might be distant cousins but these beasts are more fearsome, short tempered and  aggressive. They grow up to 23 feet in length and over a ton in weight, no doubt they kill hundreds each year! Going by the statistics, crocodiles are responsible for more deaths than sharks. We wonder when they are replacing the sharks as the villain in action movies!

Number 1 Mosquito
Yes, the common mosquito is the most dangerous animal in the world! The big beasts are nowhere as dangerous to humans as this little boy and we aren’t exaggerating! They may just be 3millimeters at their smallest but the havoc that they can create is beyond your imagination! Out of the 3000 species, the 3 famous ones namely Culex, Aedes and Anopheles are responsible for causing a number of diseases including dengue, encephalitis, elephantiasis, malaria, Chikungunya and yellow fever. They even spread West Nile virus, and the Zika virus, remember the Rio Olympics? That’s enough reason we guess!

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