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10 Most Dangerous Animals on the Planet

Brazilian Wandering Spider

The Brazilian wandering spider may be small (its only five inches across) it was named the worlds most venomous spider by the Guinness World Records in 2010. The highly aggressive spider is also called the Banana spider because it is often found in bunches of the fruit.

Death Stalker Scorpion
The deathstalker, is a species of scorpion, a member of the Buthidae family. It is also known as Palestine yellow scorpion, Omdurman scorpion, Israeli desert scorpion and numerous other colloquial names, which generally originate from the commercial captive trade of the animal.

Puffer Fish
Pufferfish are generally believed to be the second-most poisonous vertebrates in the world, after the golden poison frog. Certain internal organs, such as liver, and sometimes the skin, are highly toxic to most animals when eaten; nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan and China when prepared by chefs who know which part is safe to eat and in what quantity.

The Assassin Caterpillar of Brazil
Why is it deadly? During its larval caterpillar stage it produces a deadly toxin, found at the base of the many tiny spines that cover it for protection. When the spines get stuck in a victim, venom is injected through these hollow spines and injected into the unsuspecting victim. It has been called the worlds deadliest caterpillar and is is indeed more toxic than many deadly snakes.

Hooded Pitohui
The Hooded Pitohui is a songbird of New Guinea with black and orange plumage. Both male and female birds have colored patches in their plumage. This species is sometimes placed in the family Oriolidae.

Blue-Ringed Octopus
The blue-ringed octopuses are three octopus species that live in tide pools and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Japan to Australia.

Yellow Bellied Sea Snake
Pelamis platura, commonly known as the yellow-bellied sea snake, yellowbelly sea snake, or pelagic sea snake, is a species of sea snake found in tropical oceanic waters around the world. It is the only member of the genus Pelamis.

Poison Dart Frog
Poison dart frog is the common name of a group of frogs in the family Dendrobatidae which are native to Central and South America.

The hippopotamus, or hippo, from the ancient Greek for "river horse", is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa,

Cone Snail

Cone snail venoms are mainly peptides. The venoms contain many different toxins that vary in their effects; some are extremely toxic. The sting of small cones is no worse than a bee sting, but the sting of a few of the larger species of tropical cone snails can be serious, occasionally even fatal to human beings. In recent years cone snail venom is showing great promise as a source of new, medically important substances.

Local Forecast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

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