7 Deadliest Animals in the World

According to general beliefs, that the most fierce animals in the world, are those with very sharp claws, and teeth with poisonous venom like, jaguars, tigers, lions, grizzly bears and sharks, which instills fear into us. However, a large number of the world’s most deadly animals are quite small and harmless looking. let’s take a quick look at the top 7 most dangerous animals you should take to your heels whenever you see, both large and small.

7. CONE SNAIL

Cone Snail (Wikimedia)

Cone Snail (Wikimedia)

Another ocean dweller to be wary of is the cone snail. It may not look like much, and you may easily mistake it for any other snail on the beach, but it is extremely deadly. Just one drop of its venom can kill twenty human adults. There is no antivenin, which means that if you are stung, you will almost certainly be dead within minutes.

6. SIAFU ANTS

Flickr / gailhampshire

Flickr / gailhampshire

These ants are also known as driver ants. They come in swarms of up to 50,000,000, and will react as if they are a single entity if even one driver ant is in danger. Crush one of these little critters underfoot while you are out on a walk and you will regret it as the other 50 million come swarming after you. The ones that latch on will be very hard to remove. Their jaws will remain clamped into your flesh even if you tear their bodies in half. While they may not be the most deadly critters on this list, they are certainly impressively dangerous for their size. They routinely take down and kill much larger things. Look up “ant attack” and you will find many photos of this phenomenon.

5. DEATHSTALKER SCORPION

Deathstalker Scorpion (Wikimedia)

Deathstalker Scorpion (Wikimedia)

This diminutive scorpion may not look all that impressive, but it is responsible for roughly three-fourths of all deaths resulting from scorpions every year. Children are particularly susceptible to these bites and are more likely to die from them than adults. The bite is very painful, so even if you survive, you may wish you hadn’t for a while.

4. STONEFISH

Stonefish (Wikimedia)

Stonefish (Wikimedia)

These fish are dangerous not only because they are the most venomous fish on the planet, but also because they are incredibly fast and also very hard to see. They are camouflaged naturally to blend in with the ocean floor. While they are only aggressive toward their prey, it is easy to make the mistake of stepping on one. The venom from the spines can cost you a limb or even kill you.

3. BOX JELLYFISH

Box Jellyfish (Wikimedia)

Box Jellyfish (Wikimedia)

There are a number of species of box jellyfish, but they are all quite dangerous. The sea wasp box jellyfish is perhaps the most deadly variety. This translucent sea-dweller may not look all that menacing, but it is the most venomous animal on planet Earth. Box jellyfish are deadly to many different animals, not the least of all, us. If you get stung by one of these animals, you are very likely to die. Even if you do not, you will be in tremendous pain for some time afterward.

2. PUFFER FISH

Puffer Fish (Wikimedia)

Puffer Fish (Wikimedia)

This is one of the most deadly animals inhabiting the ocean. They are deceptively cute, but quite dangerous. When threatened, they puff out their protruding spines. The venom from their spines can paralyze you, causing you to stop breathing, resulting in death. For that matter, if you eat improperly prepared puffer fish, you can also die.

1. Humans

Humans (Wikimedia)

Humans (Wikimedia)

Surprised? After all, we’re animals too, and since we’ve been killing each other for 10,000 years, with the total deaths from war alone estimated over a decade ago at between 150 million and 1 billion, it’s a no-brainer that we top the list. Though human beings are said to be living in the most peaceful period now than at any other time in our history, we still assault each other with incredibly high rates of senseless brutality, from gun violence in cities like Chicago and Orlando to continual terrorist attacks around the globe. We’re dangerous to other animals, too—think global warming and the destruction of forests and coral reefs. Given the threat we pose to countless other creatures—and the fact that we often act irrationally and have the capacity to annihilate our entire planet with a host of horrifying weapons like nuclear devices and genetically-modified superbugs—we are squarely atop the list as the most dangerous animal in the world.

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