They say you should never judge a book by its cover and the same rings true for animals Some of the scariest looking spiders snakes and wild cats can be pretty harmless and docile but What’s even more surprising is that some of the cutest creatures you just love to a pet could pretty much kill you check out our list of the 10 most adorable animals that are actually deadly let’s get started.
leopard seals don’t let these sea puppies fool you as staring into those innocent sparkly eyes may be one of the last things you do leopard seals actually rank alongside killer whales as Antarctica’s top predator they may look tubby and useless on land but underwater they can reach speeds of up to 25 miles using their powerful four flippers named after their spotted coats and fearsome jaws leopard seals can grow up to ten feet long and weigh up to one thousand pounds but size and teeth don’t necessarily mean danger what you should be worried about is that these animals are notoriously aggressive and if you get too close you may risk paying the ultimate price as British marine biologist Kirsty brown did in 2003 she was snorkeling near a research station on the Antarctic peninsula when a seal reportedly dragged her underwater and caused her to drown making Kirsty the first human fatality caused by a leopard seal think that sounds nuts wait until you hear about the murderous swan at number two.
cats don’t worry we’re not suggesting that your cat is going to kill you in your sleep but they sure will kill everything in your backyard an extensive report written in the journal Nature found that cats are responsible for an average of 2.4 billion bird deaths and a whopping 12.3 billion mammalian deaths a year in the united states alone okay so you’re not that scared considering its mostly mice rats and birds your kitty has it out for but let’s put it this way if those numbers were human lives domestic cats would eliminate the human race twice over every year so if any native mammals like the mouse or the chipmunk go extinct we’ll know who to blame real quick.
pufferfish the pufferfish may have made a cute cameo in finding Nemo but don’t be fooled pufferfish are one of the most poisonous creatures on the planet when they feel threatened they inflate their bodies to protect themselves making them look all puffy and cute but that’s exactly when you’d want to back off when a pufferfish inflates itself it releases so much of the poison tetrodotoxin it can kill up to 30 humans japan actually eats 10 000 tons of these inflatable animals each year but even in death pufferfish are 1200 times more poisonous than cyanide to be exact so naturally chefs must undergo rigorous training then take an in-depth exam to be legally allowed to prepare the poisonous delicacy.
pandas no matter how many adorable videos you’ve seen of pandas they’re not all cute and cuddly these bamboo eating fuzz balls have strong grips and can deliver powerful bites that are strong enough to harm a human leg in 2015 a wild panda had wandered into Elizabeth village in the Gansu province of China and officials tried to capture the animal and release it back into the wild they chased the panda into a man’s farm where the bear sunk its teeth into the farmer’s leg he had to endure operations and got very close to having his leg amputated the farmer received 71 thousand dollars from the village council and learned an even greater lesson which is that pandas are not to be messed with no matter how cute they are.
Raccoons if you’ve seen guardians of the galaxy you’ll know better than the mess with an angry raccoon but not for the reasons you saw in the movie adorably nicknamed trash pandas raccoons should actually be taken a lot more seriously although they’ll usually avoid confrontation they will bite and scratch if they feel threatened sure raccoon bites are not that harmful but what most people don’t know is that these creatures are one of the most common carriers of rabies if infected you’ll experience everything from fever to vomiting to hallucinations and once clinical symptoms appear rabies is virtually 100 fatal thankfully rabies is a vaccine-preventable virus but you should probably still admire these fuzz balls from a distance.
squirrels how dangerous can a critter be that skittishly avoids humans and whose cute videos go viral every time it is spotted in the wild wellbeing potential prey to a lot of predators has hardened up the squirrel and its defense mechanisms quite a bit in California squirrels have developed impressive defense mechanisms against one of their most frequent predators the rattlesnake the squirrel has been known to develop immunity o their venom bite them back then heat up and enlarge their tails making the infrared sensing snakes think there’s a large predator in front of them rabid squirrels are also capable of biting humans like their raccoon cousins but perhaps the most horrifying squirrel Incident was in Russia when a pack of squirrels killed and picked apart a stray dog that’s right a big stray dog was nosing about the trees and barking at squirrels hiding in the branches overhead when a number of them suddenly descended and according to reports literally gutted the dog.
platypus if you’ve never seen a baby platypus it’s sincerely going to melt your heart even as adults the platypus continues to be just as adorable as it is unique but not only is the duckbill platypus one of the few mammals to lay eggs it’s also one of the few to be incredibly venomous yup the males of this duck-billed species have sharp spurs on the heels of their feet spurs that contain venom similar to those of other deadly animals like snakes and spiders a sting from a male platypus is said to feel like hundreds of hornet stings and although not deadly to adult-sized humans victims of an attack are guaranteed to be out of commission for at least a few weeks so think twice before approaching a Platypus.
anteater anteaters poor vision bad hearing and no teeth make them almost adorable to watch as they’re forced to use their long snaps to gobble up the tiny ants and termites which makes up the majority of their diet it’s hard for anyone to believe they could be deadly but what they lack and bite they make up for with a serious pair of claws they’ve been known to use against predators like pumas and jaguars and if a beast like a puma is scared of the anteater then it’s safe to say we humans should be too while incidents are rare and anteaters usually avoid contact with humans a few giant anteaters have reportedly killed people in 2005 an attack that left 100 dead in northwestern brazil just two years after another man was killed in a similar confrontation with one of the long-nosed creatures so think twice before you encroach on an anteater’s turf.
Swan swans are nowhere near as gentle as they look while these elegant creatures are a symbol of love grace and purity to us, humans, they’re also known to be highly territorial and aggressive in a few rare cases even murderous if you’ve ever gotten close enough to a swan you’ll know just how quickly these creatures can turn on you thankfully they are far more likely to scare you off with their large wings than they are to bite in 2017 a boating group in England was bullied out of the water when a particularly angry swan reportedly attacked and sank their priceless sea-going vessels even more shockingly in 2012 a Chicago man drowned after swan attacked his kayak so hard that it actually capsized it was said he’d gotten too close to the swan’s nest causing it to get agitated so there’s a lesson learned folks and finally it’s time for today’s subscriber pick Today’s photo was sent to us by a subscriber wondering about this bite wound caused by acute animal if you come across an interesting photo online and want us to look into it just send it over to us and we may feature it in one of our future videos
slow lorries the picture clearly appears to be the venomous bite of a slow lorry the slow lorry is one of the rarest and cutest primates typically found in southeastern Asia and while its soft fur and bulging eyes make it irresistibly cute as humans you must keep in mind that it is also a poisonous creature, in fact, they are the only poisonous primates on earth slow lorries have glands on the sides of their elbows which release a foul-smelling toxic fluid when they feel threatened the lorries then lick their own poison off their elbows and mixes it into their saliva before biting the predator who disturbed it generally only used as a defense mechanism this venom can cause rashes illness anaphylactic shock or even death in humans there’s one cute little monkey
The 10 deadly sins in terms of household Of Cats
The 10 deadly sins in terms of household
Pivot window? Hot plate on? A popular but dangerous place for cats to sleep: the washing machine. There are many dangers lurking at home for our cats, so it is important to be especially attentive and careful in some points.
safety first, especially in the cat household! Road traffic is still the greatest source of danger for outdoor cats – but there are also many dangers lurking in the home for pure indoor cats. What you should pay special attention to in order to avoid accidents at home, you can find here:
1 washing cycle with fatal consequences
Washing machines are perfect dens in the eyes of our cats, where they can hide wonderfully or take a nap. Before you lock the door, make sure that the drum is cat-free.
2 hot plate and iron – bad burns are imminent
Hotplates, irons, and other household appliances that generate heat and heat should never be left unattended. Quickly the cat will jump on the ironing board, quickly this can lead to burns on the paws.
3 Watch out for decoration
The decoration is nice, but unfortunately for most cats also disturbing. Often vases are in the way while romping, sometimes they invite cats to paw them on the floor. Broken glass can lead to nasty cuts in the cat.
4 Tilted windows become a trap
The bottom hung window is a mean trap for our cats. Especially in the warm season, we like to open the windows to let some fresh air in. Sometimes we just tilt it. Cats are curious and sometimes they cannot suppress their desire for freedom. The attempt to get outside through the tilted window often ends deadly. Special bars can prevent this.
5 A popular – but dangerous hiding place
Cupboards and drawers magically attract our cats. On the one hand, the clothes in them smell of us, on the other hand, cats can doze there completely undisturbed. But if the door or drawer is firmly closed, the animal is trapped and can panic. Please always make sure that your cat has not sneaked past you and is locked up.
6 Attention when buying plants
Plants and flowers decorate our apartments. But as beautiful as they are, they can become dangerous for our cats. They like to nibble on greenery, such as cat grass. Sometimes they don’t make a difference here and they attack plants that are poisonous for them. Before buying plants, check if they are harmless for your pet. Besides plants, oils like tea tree oil are also poisonous for cats!
7 Small parts are not only dangerous for children
Paper clips, earrings, and other small items that lie around are coveted play objects for cats. In the heat of the moment, they can be swallowed by the animal. Make sure that such things are inaccessible.
8 Full bathtub and open toilets
Bathtubs, buckets, and other larger containers filled with water should not be made accessible to the cat. The risk of cats slipping and ending up in the bathtub or upside down in the bucket is far too great. They have nowhere to hold on to and drown. Never leave deepwater unattended.
9 Toxic house cleaning
Cleaning agents and detergents belong in a locked cupboard. As with small children, household cleaners should never get into the hands or paws of pets. There is an acute danger of poisoning.
10 Store shopping and garbage bags safely
Paper and plastic bags are popular hiding places for our cats. Plastic bags should never be given to them because there is a danger of suffocation. The handles of paper bags should be cut off in any case. Cat paws can get caught in them or the head can even get stuck in them.
The Most Dangerous Dog Breeds
A dog – no matter what breed – needs a good upbringing, only in this way he can grow up to a loyal friend, helper, and protector. There are still, however, breeds that can become dangerous to humans. Such dogs should only be kept by experienced dog owners, people with a strong character, who have enough time to devote to their education. In this article, the 10 breeds are presented, which can become dangerous to humans, if they are not kept and educated in a species-appropriate way.
1. the American Pit Bull Terrier. This breed knows no fear. If they feel threatened, they attack immediately. There are many cases where a Pit Bull has attacked its own family.
This breed was bred for dog fighting and hunting bears and bulls. However, if the owner knows how to train such a dog properly, a Pit Bull can be a reliable guard dog, family protector, and friend.
2. rottweiler. The representatives of this breed are used as police and guard dogs. With the right training, these dogs are not dangerous. In the wrong hands, however, Rottweilers are aggressive and dangerous for adults and children. If this dog attacks, it can end deadly under certain circumstances.
3. bulldog. You can call him a quiet giant, but he can also be aggressive and explosive. Bulldogs are guard dogs, protecting their territory at all costs and attacking any intruder without fear or hesitation. These dogs do not know about their power and sometimes hurt unintentionally and in play by simply running over a child or an adult. The Bulldog has a strong dominant character that only an experienced dog owner can handle.
4. doberman. These animals are outstanding in elegance, reliability and loyalty. The Doberman is a strong and robust dog with a stable psyche. He is often kept to protect the house and as a reliable friend. He is usually the darling of the family and will defend it until death. With the wrong education, however, the Dobermann can turn into an aggressive dog, which is then extremely dangerous.
5. the German shepherd dog. This is a large and fearless dog that was once very popular in Russia. German shepherd dogs have exceptional protection dog qualities. He is suspicious of strangers and can be dangerous to people and other animals because of his size and agility.
6. the Central Asian Shepherd Dog. A strong and massive animal with strong muscles and protection qualities. This dog has a strong character and needs appropriate training. Unfortunately, it is often talked about how dangerous and aggressive and uncontrollable this breed can be, but the reason for this is not the breed itself but the education. This dog is an amazing guard dog that will always protect his family and home. However, if this dog is chained, it can turn into an aggressive monster.
7. the American Staffordshire Terrier. This breed is often described by the media as bloodthirsty killers super dangerous to humans. And every year there are more and more requests to eradicate this breed. But in most cases the problem is not the breed but the handling and upbringing. This dog is very social and loyal to its owner and will do everything to protect it. In the wrong hands, however, this dog can become a killer machine.
8. the American Bulldog. Friendly and reliable but a stubborn dog of immense size. This breed was bred to guard land and livestock. This dog is excellent to protect its territory and its owner, but too confident. This dog needs appropriate training.
9th Fila Brasileiro. This breed is bred in Brazil for dog fights. A reliable guard dog that distrusts strangers and shows his aggression openly. Do not go near this dog, he can seriously injure a human. Outside its territory, this dog is calm and relaxed. He is brave, strong and a “hot” dog, but tolerant of children and obedient.
10. chow. This sweet and cuddly dog is one of the most dangerous breeds in the world. He is very devoted to his master and his family but does not like strangers. This dog will never let a stranger into his territory. It is not easy to handle this dog, because his calm and lovable interlocking can turn into anger and aggression in a flash.
12 Most Beautiful Snakes in the World
with over three thousand snake species known to humans, it’s no surprise they come in all sorts of shapes colors and patterns if you two think we spend a little too much time fearing these slithery creatures instead of admiring their natural beauty then stick around because today we’re bringing you the 12 most beautiful snakes in the world seriously number two is so gorgeous it’ll leave you wondering how you could ever fear one of these majestic creatures again okay probably not but you get the point anyhow strap yourselves in and let’s take a look at some of these magnificent snakes.
emerald tree boa these beauties average around six feet in length but can grow up to nine feet long and are mainly found in South America especially along the amazon river the emerald tree boa’s slow metabolism allows it to go several months between meals when they do feed it’s mainly on small mammals but they occasionally consume birds lizards and frogs to these non-venomous yellow-eyed snakes have beautiful green skin with white pigmentation that allows them to blend in with their environment and although there are completely different species or often confused with the similar green tree python.
Brazilian rainbow snake the Brazilian rainbow snake is one of nature’s most beautiful snakes these boas already have an attractive reddish-brown coloring with large black rings down their backs which is only enhanced by their iridescent skin tiny ridges on their scales act as prisms which refract light and create a glowing rainbow-colored effect hence the name given to them this standout reptile is found mainly in the Amazon basin where it feeds mostly on small rodents and birds but may also eat amphibians like frogs and lizards it is a mid-sized snake averaging about five feet though occasionally reaching seven feet or more.
Morelia boeleni python this non-venomous snake endemic to the mountains of new guinea is truly one of a kind upon the first inspection the Moralia boeleni appears to be just black and white patterned but in just the right light the black scales take on an iridescent sheen giving this python an amazing oily coloration reminiscent of holographic metals the bowelini is highly desired by private keepers due to its beauty but also exceptionally rare to find as you’d expect from a shiny snake many specific strategies have been employed to attempt to get these rare snakes to breed but captive breeding is still exceedingly rare and the conditions needed are unclear.
green tree python don’t let the snake’s gorgeous color fool you either while the green tree python is known for being green it isn’t the only color this species might be young green tree pythons may actually be bright yellow with brown spots a bit like a ripening banana youngling can even be found in vibrant red or even a very dark brown only after going through its stunning color changes does the species mature and change its color to a variation of green or blue however some green tree pythons will keep that yellow coloration for their lives let’s be honest here these guys aren’t nearly as green as they brag to be in fact the world’s most expensive snake is a rare green tree python that costs four hundred and twenty thousand dollars and is actually blue go figure.
eyelash viper even more so than the green tree python the eyelash viper comes in a variety of colorations including green golden yellow red-brown and gray just to name a few they can be of solid color or even feature patterning which can include the colors of black yellow peach and red but like a pretty girl with battering eyes, this snake’s uncommon beauty comes from its massive eyelashes which actually scale that stands out above its eyes because these snakes are as venomous as they are beautiful it’s best to admire those eyelashes from a safe distance luckily though this viper usually avoids interactions with people striking only if threatened.
eastern coral snake this iconic snake with its rounded head in red yellow and black bands is famous as much for its potent venom as for its beautiful coloration red and yellow kill a fellow red and black friend of the jack is one of several rhymes that have been penned to distinguish the eastern coral from similarly patterned non-venomous copycats such as the scarlet king snake you probably wouldn’t guess it from their appearance but these guys are close relatives of some of the most venomous snakes like the cobra mamba and sea snake you want to be careful when walking in the southeastern united states wilderness as these guys live unnoticed in wooded sandy and marshy areas and spend most of their lives burrowed underground or in leaf piles.
Asian vine snake this extraordinary geometric pattern unmistakably belongs to the Asian vine snake when going about its day the snake has what looks like a very slender almost all green body but when it feels threatened the Asian vine snake expands revealing the blacks and whites between its green scales which highlights its beautiful pattern the Asian vine snake is only mildly venomous and lives in trees where it blends well with its backdrop but that’s not its only defense mechanism when sensing danger vine snakes remain motionless but if there is a breeze they will sway back and forth along with the foliage to add even more to their camouflage.
red milk snake while it may look a lot like the beautiful coral snake the red milk snake is a non-venomous species fooling predators into mistaking the harmless snake for its deadlier doppelganger red milk snakes can be found all over north and south America and can reach a maximum length of almost 5 feet but most of them are smaller sometimes reaching no more than 20 inches in adulthood they got their name from an urban myth stating they would suck milk from a cow’s udder it’s likely the myth came out of their abundant presence in barns where a bounty of rodents was available for feeding.
blue Malaysian coral snake this blue snake found in Malaysia Cambodia Singapore Indonesia and Thailand uses its beautifully colored body to repel predators by turning over and showing its red underbelly as well as using its red tail as a decoy for its head this diversion allows it to strike with its venomous fangs while its tail is being attacked these guys can grow up to five feet long and live mostly on a diet of other snakes including their own species they’re fairly timid during the day but it’s at night when these cannibals become active and can be fairly aggressive.
haired African bush viper these dragon-like spiny scaled venomous snakes are relatively small and get their name from the keeled scales on their bodies they prefer climbing in trees for most of their day but will venture onto the ground for food pretty regularly their venom is neurotoxic which means it can cause organ hemorrhaging but toxicity levels vary with each individual snake what these tiny 29-inch reptiles lack in size they make up for with beautiful scales that are longest at the head and slowly diminish in size as they go down their backs beyond yellow gold eyelash vipers maybe green-gray a pale blue brown rust or variation of several of these colors the golden yellow, however, is a real standout.
san francisco garter snake if you’re looking to add possibly the most beautiful snake to your collection that isn’t really venomous or dangerous you should seriously consider the gorgeous san francisco garter snake the garter snake does produce a mild neurotoxin that it distributes when chewing its prey but a bite from one of these colorful guys will only produce a light swelling and irritation that has no lasting effect on us humans while it is considered california’s most beautiful snake it is also the rarest due to people collecting them illegally for their unique coloration its body is a vibrant turquoise with black and red orange stripes running vertically down what is usually a 30 inch spine it is now time for today’s subscriber pick today’s photo was sent to us by a subscriber wondering about this incredible picture of a colorful king cobra if you two come across a photo online and want us to look into it just send it over to us and we may even feature it in one of our future videos so we looked into it it turns out that king cobras do exist in some colors other than black in this video you will see a red king cobra which is very rare it can also be found in lucistic white color due to albinism but these red yellow and golden variations are very rare and are one in millions.
the king cobra the king cobra’s beautiful body is covered with glistening scales that almost look polished and vary in color and patterning depending on its location and habitat its back may range from tan to brown to black to olive green and its belly from cream-colored to a pale yellow when it comes to big snakes people generally think of boa constrictors and anacondas but the king cobra is actually the world’s longest venomous snake and while it can’t quite keep up with an anaconda the longest king cobra has reached an impressive 18 feet although they usually average out at around 12. large as they may be king cobras are still known for their agility and are considered the most dangerous acidic snake and perhaps also the most beautiful we’ll let you decide that one for yourself, for now, that’s it for the 12 most beautiful snakes in the world.
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