There are 7.77 million species of animals in the world. Many of those species range from different colors, shapes, and sizes. These animals can be found anywhere in the world. You can go to the zoo and see a good majority of calm, and sweet animals you just want to cuddle with.
But not all animals are nice enough to let you pet them. Some are vicious and deadly with a lethal weapon of protection. With one bite from a poisonous animal, you could be dead within minutes. Here are the top 10 most poisonous animals in the world:
10. Sydney Tunnel Spider
The Syndru Tunnel Spider is the deadliest spider in Australia. This spider lives in bushes or can be found in pools located in New South Wales. With one single bite, the spider can kill a human in just an hour. There are 13 documented deaths in Australia from the Sydney Tunnel Spider. The spider can claw through fingernails with its fangs. The bite can be very painful and can cause muscle spasms and convulsions. The bite can be treated with antivenom.
9. Beaked Sea Snake
The Beaked Sea Snake is a dangerous sea snake, and its venom can cause paralysis and muscle damage. Its venom can also cause death with just one bite within 6 hours. It can kill 5 adults with its neurotoxins and mycotoxins. The Beaked Sea Snake is usually found in Asia and Australia. The bite can be treated with anti-venom.
8. Komodo Dragon
The Komodo Dragon is found in Indonesia. Its venom kills its prey from its salivary glands. It is able to even kill a tiger with just its jaws. The giant lizard is three meters long (10 feet). People protect themselves from the Komodo Dragon with stones and sticks.
7. Death Stalker Scorpion
This dangerous scorpion can be found in North Africa and the Middle East. Their sting can cause a fever, convulsions, comas, fever, pain and death. Stalker Scorpion sting is extremely painful, but it is not able to kill a healthy adult human. Children, older people, or people with heart conditions are at a higher risk of dying but the sting of the Death Stalker Scorpion.
6. Poison Dart Frog
The Poison Dart Frog is 2 inches long with venom that could kill 10 adults with only small amount of venom that could fit on a tip of a pin. The colorful frog lives in Central or South America. Specifically, in the rain forests. The poison lies on their vibrant skin and is capable of killing a large mammal. This frog is said to be one of the most dangerous animals in the world.
5. Box Jellyfish
The Box Jellyfish is one of the most poisonous animals in the world. The venom can enter the nervous system, the heart and skin cells. The sting of this jellyfish is so excruciating that people go into shock and die before they hit the shore. The pain could linger weeks after contact with the jellyfish. 5,567 people have died since 1954 from this deadly jellyfish. Putting vinegar on the sting after 30 seconds of the attack helps to prevent the venom from going through the bloodstream and stop the venom from spreading. It does not help the pain, though. The Box Jellyfish can be found in Asia, Australia, and is commonly found in Hawaii.
4. Inland Taipan
The most venomous snake is found in Australia. It can kill up to 100 humans or 250,000 mice with its lethal venom in just 45 minutes. Its venom is more dangerous than any cobra by 200 – 400 times. Fortunately, the snake is not commonly seen and has no record of human deaths. The bite of an Inland Taipan can be treated with anti-venom.
3. Brazilian Wandering Spider
The Brazilian Wandering Spider, also known as the Banana Spider, is the most venomous spider in the world. With only little venom this deadly spider can kill a mouse instantly, it has a reputation for killing many humans. In the day, the spider can hide inside shoes, clothes, cars, or areas in the house. The Brazilian Wandering Spider can cause immense pain and lead to a painful death.
2. Puffer Fish
The Puffer Fish is a deadly vertebra whose venom can cause dizziness, rapid heart rate, muscle paralysis, deadening of the mouth, and vomiting. The victims of the Puffer Fish are dead from four to 24 hours. Also an animal with no cure for its poison. The Japanese and Koreans admire it for its meat. They remove the skin and internal organs due to those being the source of poison.
1. Blue-Ringed Octopus
With enough venom to kill 26 adults within minutes, the Blue-Ringed Octopus is one of the most dangerous animals on Earth. As neurotoxins enter a body, muscles begin to weaken and get numb. This leads to a horrible death. The Blue-Ringed Octopus can be found in the tide pools of the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Australia which is home to the most dangerous animals in the world. This terrifying ocean animal is only the size of a golf ball, and could fit in your hand. It may lack in size, but it has a powerful attack with no antidote.