Dominic Runghen / staff reporter
Around the globe there are many species that look super cute and cuddly, they make you feel so happy due to their unique looks and personalities but on the other hand there are species that are absolutely horrifying. In this article I will be covering the top 10 most dangerous animals you will not want to mess with because if you do, it would be a great time to call an ambulance because it wont end well.
The animals in this article are the ones I feel are the most dangerous, it does not mean all of these are true as there are animals that have yet to be discovered, also it basically cannot be proven to which animal is the most dangerous as they are basically opinion-based arguments.
Mosquitos are on of many bugs that are extremely deadly. They are a tiny bug that drink your blood and cause you to have a very itchy bump on your skin. The reason they are super deadly is because when they bite, they can transmit a deadly disease called malaria. Anopheles Mosquito (wild-facts.com). There are approximately 3000 different species of mosquitos around the world and only
There are many different mosquitos around the world so always where bug spray in the wild because this insect and in your skin is a very bad scenario.
2- the box jelly fish
The box jelly fish is known to be one of the most poisonous and venomous creatures in the world.
According to national geo graphic their venom specifically attacks the heart, nervous systems, and skin cells. Box Jellyfish | National Geographic
The venom is so excruciating that it can kill a victim before they get back to shore leaving them with horrifying scars. If the victim manages to survive then they will experience extreme pain for many weeks. If you see this in the ocean just turn the opposite way.
They are most found in northern Australia along the indigo – pacific Box Jellyfish | National Geographic
#3- The blue ringed octopus
the blue ringed octopus is a very fascinating creature, whenever it feels threatened the rings on its skin vary colors between a bright blue and a black color, it might be my favorite animal on this list because its got a very interesting design. The reason this creature is ranked so high on my list Is because it’s known to be one of the the most poisonous animals on the planet, the box jellyfish is ranked first and the blue ringed octopus is debated as the second.
According to octopus worlds, when bitten by a blue ringed octopus it wont hurt at first, but once the venom kicks in it will paralyze the victim where it was bitten and unfortunately keeping them fully conscious. If bitten by these the only way to survive is to get medical assistance. Blue Ringed Octopus – Octopus – Facts and Information (octopusworlds.com)
4- king cobra
Snakes are very poisonous creatures, they are known to be one of the scariest reptiles, but the king cobra is the most venomous of them all. The king cobra is so powerful it can stand up and look up at you, ready to strike. Thankfully, they are a type of creature who avoids altercation. According to national geo graphic the king cobras’ venom can “is enough to kill 20 people, or even an elephant. King cobra venom affects the respiratory centers in the brain, causing respiratory arrest and cardiac failure”. King cobra, facts and photos (nationalgeographic.com).
“if you get bitten by these it will cause immense swelling and you will have trouble breathing. Also, vomiting and nausea, blurred vision, sweating and salivating and numbness in the face and limbs, vomiting and nausea, blurred vision, sweating and salivating and numbness in the face and limbs”. what happens if you get bitten by a king cobra – Bing
#5- puffer fish
Many of you might be thinking, how is this cute fish ranked as one of the most dangerous? well the truth is even though they are cute, the puffer fish is known as one of the most poisonous sea creature to humans.
most pufferfish blow themselves up as protection, when other fish swim by them they wont attack the puffer fish because its toxic to most fish or they wont taste good due to their spikes.
according to nationalgeographic, “There is enough poison in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.” Pufferfish (nationalgeographic.com)
#6 – The lion
The lion AKA the king of the jungle is one of those species that are interesting to learn about. The cat species is known to be one of the strongest animals on the planet. The lion is the second biggest cat behind the tiger although the lion is stronger. The lion may not look so big, but they have a very long and large body of pure muscle. These animals are so powerful that they hunt small rodents or even large buffalo and even hippopotamuses.
But The lions often hunt zebras or antelopes. lion | Characteristics, Habitat, & Facts | Britannica. These cats prefer to hunt at night because they cannot be seen.
The hippopotamus is a very deadly species, many people might think they a big, fat, and slow but the truth is they are extremely fast and have very powerful bite strength.
Their weight gives them a good chance against other predators. The reason hippos are so dangerous is because of their anger, if they feel threatened or hungry they will attack humans and even crocodiles Are Hippos Dangerous? How does a Hippo Kill You? – Hippo Haven. Another reason they can get mad is if you are close to them or in a decent part of their region they will definitely come after you.
the crocodile maybe one of the most fearsome animals on the planet. some might call them dinosaurs. the average crocodile is way bigger than the average alligators. according to Briticanna the “Crocodiles are the largest and the heaviest of present-day reptiles. They can attain lengths of up to 6 meters (20 feet) and weigh over 1,000 kg (about 2,200 pounds”. crocodile | Habitat, Description, Teeth, & Facts | Britannica.
crocodiles will basically eat anything that enters its territory. if an animal walks through the water and a croc is near, the reptile will grab the animal and drag it underwater suffocating it to death so that it can eat. this is one deadly animal you don’t want to mess with.
#9- black mamba
The black mamba is another snake that is extremely fierce loaded with poison. the black mamba is a mix of brown and a dark grey color even though its called the black mamba. Their bites are so powerful that animals in the wild usually die within 7 – 5 hours. if bitten by these you would need extreme medical condition and probably would be in critical condition.
#10- great white shark
according to nationalgeographic, “the great white shark grows to an average of 15 feet in length, though specimens exceeding 20 feet and weighing up to 5,000 pounds have been recorded”. Great white sharks, facts and photos (nationalgeographic.com).
these sharks love to eat dead whales or other big types of fish. when they get the smell of blood they are off to find it.
the great white shark is the most powerful shark at the moment, in the earlier years of life when the dinosaurs were alive the strongest shark at the time was the monstrous megalodon, ever since it became extinct the title holder remains the great white.
if you get attacked by a shark the best thing to do is fight back, even though they are so strong they don’t like a challenge. the way to fight back is to target its weak point such as their eyes, due to their lack of eyesight, gills and their nose. if you hit those weak point it will stun the shark giving you time to swim back to shore. sharks love warm water so if you are in a cold area, you have nothing to fear but if someone is in a tropical area that is known to sharks be carful and remember to fight back.