From an alligator that could bite off your limbs for breakfast, to acute but deadly poisonous frog and to a fly that could put you to sleep. Today we’re going to take a look at 20 most dangerous animals that can kill you. Let’s get started with number 20. Saltwater Crocodile. Crocodiles have a jaw force of three.
£700 per square inch equivalent to one £200 per square inch. Isn’t that insane? It’s no surprise that crocodile snouts are among the world’s deadliest traps. Given their vast size and powerful jaw muscles. Do you want to see how quickly and effortlessly a hungry croc can devour you?
A crocodile gruesomely ripped a human head completely off with a snap of its jaws in 2009. Number 19 Hippo Hippos are extremely aggressive and it doesn’t take much to send one into a rage. Despite their appearances, they are pretty fast, reaching speeds of up to 30. Those enormous maws. Not only can a hippopotamus open its mouth at a 180 degree angle, but it can snap a careless tourist entirely in half with a brutal power of two.
£0 per square inch. Number 18 Tigers Tigers are the deadliest of the big beasts when it comes to humans. They are the largest big cat and their bite force is nearly double that of Lions at around £1050 per square inch. Perhaps this is why Lions Hunt in packs to catch their prey. At the same time, Tigers are perfectly content and practical.
Going solo. With Jaws like that, no teamwork is needed. Number 17 Alligator wanting a crocodile and an alligator have in common powerful and dangerous jaw muscles. Are you thinking of taking a vacation to Florida or retiring there know that you’ll be entering the world’s Gator capital. These rulers of the Southern American swamps have the world’s second strongest bite and have no natural predators.
Even if the alligator’s bite does not kill a person, it can amputate a limb with ease. Number 16 Lions The lion’s bite is kind of weak compared to other big cats at around £650 per square inch. Even though their bite is weak, their jaws are only one weapon in their Arsenal. So don’t begin thinking it’s going to be an excellent idea to go out poking the lion with a stick. You don’t want one to pounce on you and rip your flesh to shreds with its flying claws and gnashing teeth.
Number 15 Stonefish the world’s most venomous fish, is easy to miss, which is exactly what it wants. After all, stonefish are named for their resemblance to rocks resting perfectly still and blending neatly into the seabed, where an unsuspecting foot can easily stop down on their dorsal fins, which are loaded with neurotoxins. The sting of a stonefish is painful, causes swelling and can be deadly if not treated. Number 14. Shark the fact that the villain from Jaws’s ranks alone on this post may surprise you.
Even if you’re not afraid of Sharks. Meeting one while swimming in the ocean is perhaps the last animal encounter you’d ever wish for. They don’t require a lot of force to rip you apart like a knife through melting butter, their mouths full of enormous razors. The chopping power of 625 PSI is anything to sneeze at. Number 13.
Box Jellyfish In Australia, the box jellyfish has killed more people than snakes, Sharks and saltwater crocodiles combined. These creatures are transparent and pale blue in appearance, making them almost invisible. One box jellyfish possesses enough venom to kill up to 60 people. What makes them even more dangerous is their venom speed of acting. The sting of a box jellyfish can kill you in less than five minutes pretty fast.
Number Twelve Blue Ringed Octopus Do you know what sort of creatures weigh less than 30 grams but have enough poison to kill over 20 humans? The blue ranked Octopus’s paralyzing poison is 1200 times stronger than cyanide. This is a creature that you’d rather not mess with. The good news is that these creatures don’t want to mess with you either. They avoid confrontation with people and release their venom only when provoked or walked on.
Number Eleven Scorpion. Scorpions can resemble creatures from a horror film. A Scorpion’s typical size is roughly 6 CM. However, the largest known Scorpion is 21 CM long. There are many different kinds of Scorpions.
Fortunately, most of them are harmless, but a tiny number of them can be dangerous and even lethal to people. So if a human is stung by a Scorpion, what happens? Numbness, trouble swallowing and breathing, blurred vision and even seizures could occur. Number Ten Black Mamba Though black Mamba has quite a reputation, they’re incredibly poisonous reptiles and many people consider them one of the deadliest snakes on the planet. An adult human can be killed with just two drops of venom.
This means that even young black Mamas pose a severe threat. The venom is neurotoxic and cardiotoxic at the same time, so it has a direct influence on the nerves and the heart. Don’t even think about messing with this one. Nine Pufferfish Pufferfish are extremely toxic. Despite their acute appearance.
It contains tetratoxin, a poison that is up to 1200 times more dangerous to humans than cyanide. One puffer fish contains enough venom to kill 30 mature humans. Because all puffers have pointed spines, even if they aren’t visible, hungry predator can find himself with a spiked ball in his mouth instead of a slow, delicious fish. Eight Komodo Dragons Even on a bright day, the Komodo has an eerie aura about it. An adult Komodo Dragon hides waiting for an unsuspecting creature to pass by before attacking.
With sharp claws and lethal jaws, its venom is highly deadly and can kill a person within hours of being bitten. Even if the victim manages to flee, the lizard will follow it at a slow pace. Why? The Dragon’s bite contains lethal bacteria that will kill its targeted prey. Seven Golden Poison Dart Frog The cutest animals can often be the most dangerous.
Take, for example, the poison Dart frog. The frogs of this tiny, vividly, colorful family are only one five inches long. The frog’s skin secretes a toxin that can paralyze a human or prey or possibly kill them. The poison in the golden poison frog is enough to kill ten people. These adorable little pond lovers are definitely not the species you want to kiss.
If you’re hoping for a handsome Prince. Number Six Bear The award for most adorable goes to this one, but an enraged 800 pound grizzly isn’t particularly cute. Even a bowling ball can be crushed by a Bear’s. 975 PSI Bite Force If you plan on camping or hiking anywhere there are bears, make sure you know what to do. If a bear thinks you’re a threat to its territory, it is likely to attack you or it may just be hungry and you look delicious.
Number Five Sydney Funnel Web Spider Some spiders make a show of their lethality by wearing bright colors or having alienlike appendages. Few, though, are as capable of delivering on that promise as the glossy black. The bite of a funnel web is a severe cause for concern. The batricotoxin in their venom causes the human nervous system to short out. Adult fatalities can happen in as little as 30 minutes.
Number Four Asian Hornet We often tense up when we hear or see a Bee buzzing around. Rather than SWAT at it, let it go off on its own. When Asian Hornets feel threatened, they attack humans. It can kill a person with just a single sting. Its venomous attacks usually go for the nervous system.
Their Stinger is approximately 6 mm long and contains cyclotic peptide or mastepyrin, which can cause tissue damage in humans. Three Cape Buffalo When left alone, Cape Buffalo is a relatively gentle species. However, when they’re threatened or injured, they become the incarnation of their nickname, the Black Death. They’re responsible for more Hunter deaths than any other creature on the continent. They can reach about 6ft in height and weigh nearly a ton.
They can keep charging even if they’re hurt, and they won’t hesitate to assault moving cars. You don’t want to get your hands on those horns. Number Two Hyena Nobody wants to come across a hyena. Hyenas are scavengers with doglike characteristics and a high pitched chuckle. They can be rather dangerous.
Despite their reputation as laughing cowards, they’re ferocious mammals that make some folks feel a mixture of fear and dislike. They can rip flesh and crush them thanks to their dual purpose teeth, there are rarely any leftovers when a hyena pack descends on a kill. One Tetsufly It may resemble an ordinary house fly, but the African tetsufly is one of the most deadly insects in the world. Ever heard of sleeping sickness? This is the sole transmitter of the dangerous disease which has killed many people.
Symptoms of African sleeping sickness include muscle aches, fatigue, headaches and high fever. If the disease advances, it affects the central nervous system, resulting in seizures, sleep disorders, psychiatric disorders, coma, and even death.