Monday, 18 June 2012

5 Most Dangerous Animals in the World

Nature is beautiful, majestic and lovely – but nature can also make it clear that you do not mess around with her. And so, she has gone ahead and created some of the coolest, most venomous animals on the planet. (And no, I’m not talking about people.) We decided to take a look at some of the more poisonous animals existing on the planet today. Some look scary, some look sweet – but all of them will throw you into a toxic funk faster than you can say “What’s that stinging me?”

Box Jellyfish
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The Box Jellyfish sports some of the most toxic venom in the world. And the party doesn’t stop there – their stings are very painful and almost always fatal. The most toxic cousins of this species live in the Indo-Pacific waters. Each of its tentacles has about 500,000 harpoon shaped needles that inject its poisons right into the victims. But not to worry – death from a box jellyfish is rather rare. Since the first reported attack in 1883, only 64 human deaths have been recorded.

King Cobra
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King Cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake and can grow up to around 19 feet. It lives in Asia and parts of India, and it can kill you with a single bite from its two short fangs. But don’t let their seemingly-bulking long length fool you. King Cobras are fast, agile, and entirely capable of catching up to you.

Death Stalker Scorpion
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The sweetly named Death Stalker possesses neurotoxin which makes it victims go into fever, convulsions, and paralysis. Its victims often end up in a coma or dead by heart or respiratory failure. This bug lives in North African and the Middle East. And it likes to hang out under stones.

Marbled Cone Snail
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You know those crunchy little snails you sometimes accidentally step on? You may want to watch your step, because they have some tough cousins. The Marbled Cone Snail, a predatory sea snail, lives in Australia. It is considered one of the five most venomous animals in the world.

Inland Taipan
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This snake, which also lives in Australia, is considered the most poisonous on the planet. One bite contains enough venom to kill 100 people. Lucky for us, this snake has a docile nature and doesn’t pay human much mind. It typically eats rodents, small mammals, birds and rats.

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