10 Most Dangerous Animals That You Didn’t Know About

We all have different views on which animal is dangerous and which is not. However, what you would think is the most dangerous animal in the world, may not be because there are others that are not widely known to be dangerous. Some are small and will even look pretty, but they kind of venom they produce can kill. The following are ten of the most dangerous animals in the world:

 1. Stonefish

stonefish

this is a dangerous fish that camouflages itself so that it looks like the rocks on the seabed which could easily be mistaken for a stone.  It has spikes on its back that carry toxins that cause swelling, tissue necrosis, paralysis, shock and then death when it stings its victim.

2. Deathstalker scorpion

Deathstalker-scorpion

Deathstalker scorpion has a pale yellow color, but it is translucent which makes it look very delicate. However, it has a dangerous poison that causes a great deal of pain which could lead to respiratory failure to its victims.

3. Marble cone snail

Marble cone snail
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Stays in the ocean and can easily be mistaken for just any snail.  However, it has dangerous venom that can kill a lot of people and can also lead to pain, inflammation, tingling, numbness, respiratory failure, and muscle paralysis and vision loss. There is no anti-venom available for it.


4. Box jellyfish

box-jellyfish

This is the most dangerous jellyfish and the most venomous. It is translucent hence invisible as it floats in the water. Its tentacles produce nematocysts poison which causes blood pressure when it enters the blood system.  This leads to a heart attack, then death.


5.King Cobra

king-cobra

King Cobra was found in the jungles of India and China, it has a reputation of being very poisonous. It has a wide hood and spits poison which is extremely painful once it is in the blood system. Death occurs in a very short time.


6. Pufferfish

Pufferfish

It has a beautiful color, but it is dangerous. It will puff out its protruding spines when it is threatened, and it produces venom that could paralyze you the stop breathing which results in death. It is a delicacy in Japan, but if it is improperly cooked, it could cause death.

7. Brazilian wandering spider

It wanders about in densely populated places and can be found hiding in cars or houses. Its venom causes much pain which could kill if not treated immediately.

8. Blue-ringed octopus

Blue-ringed -octopus

It is the size of a golf ball when placed on the palm, but has a poison which causes nausea, blindness, respiratory failure then death.

9. Mosquito

Mosquito

Mosquito as small as it is, a mosquito is the deadliest as it carries diseases such as malaria, Chikungunya, and dengue fever, which are estimated to kill lots of people each year.

10. Poison dart frog

Poison-dart-frog

This is a brightly colored small frog that has batrachotoxin in its glands the toxin can cause muscle paralysis which eventually leads to death.

It may be impossible to avoid some of these animals, but it is good to be cautious enough as you take your adventure in the wild or waters. The important thing is to seek treatment immediately you’ve been stung or bitten as some poison have anti venoms.

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