Poison Dart Frog
pint sized frogs aren’t for kissing. Their backs ooze a slimy
neurotoxin that is meant to keep predators away. Each frog produces
enough of the toxin to kill 10 humans.
faced with a predator, cape buffaloes charge head on. That’s 1,500
pounds of beast topped off with two big, sharp horns. You’re lucky if
there’s only one - the real danger comes when a herd of thousands
stampedes in your direction.
they might look cuddly at the zoo, but in the wild they eat elephant
seals for breakfast. Get between one and its cub and it could easily rip
off your head with one swipe of its giant paw.
every elephant is as friendly as Dumbo. Elephants kill more than 500
people a year worldwide. African elephants generally weigh in around
16,000 pounds - all the better to stomp you with - not to mention their
Australian Saltwater Crocodile
mistake this croc for a log! It can lay still in the water, waiting for
passers by. Then, in the blink of an eye, it’ll lunge at prey, pulling
it under water to drown and dismember.
fangs? Check. Lightning quick? That too. Razor sharp claws? You betcha.
Hungry? You better hope not. These big cats are near perfect hunters.
Great White Shark
in the water can excite these sharks into a feeding frenzy, where
they’ll use all 3,000 of their teeth to bite anything that moves.
Australian Box Jellyfish
known as the sea wasp, this salad-bowl sized jellyfish can have up to
60 tentacles each 15 feet long. Each tentacle has 5,000 stinging cells
and enough toxin to kill 60 humans.
the Asian Cobra doesn’t hold the title of most venomous snake, it does
the most with what it has. Of the 50,000 deaths by snakebite a year,
Asian Cobras are responsible for the largest chunk.
skeeter bites just make you itch. But some mosquitoes carry and
transfer malaria causing parasites. As a result, these little pests are
responsible for the deaths of more than two million people a year.