Responsible for hundreds of deaths in South America, these little guys camouflage into their environment, by blending into the bark of trees. Its spikes hold a venom that can be extremely dangerous, and even deadly.
People may accidentally lean against these highly venomous caterpillars and consequently face a dramatic and severe impact from a dose of their venom.
Not to be fooled by its beauty, this bird has venom which is similar to the King Cobra, but more concentrated. Just one drop of their highly potent poison can kill three people and paralyze all the muscles in your body.
Touching this bird can cause harm as its skin and feathers contain poison. Its poison is similar to that which is found in the Poisonous Dart Frog. It is believed that the poison provides the birds with a chemical defense against predators such as snakes and humans. The birds don’t produce the toxin themselves but acquire it from the beetles they eat.
While they only need to eat once a month, these dragons will eat anything and everything, including water buffalos, humans, and birds. They are found in the Indonesian islands and are the largest living species of lizard, growing up to a maximum length of 10 feet and in rare instances, can weigh up to 150 pounds.
They are amazing hunters, waiting patiently for their prey to get close in order to pounce on it and tear it to shreds. Their prey includes invertebrates, birds, and mammals. Fortunately, they aren’t responsible for many human deaths, probably owing to the fact that they have little contact with them. They are, however, known to dig up humans from graves… creepy.
They are known to kill humans, and during wartime and disease outbreaks, their hunting increases. While they are sometimes depicted in movies as being cowardly (we are looking at you Lion King), they actually ward off larger predators from their kills.
Their powerful jaws and sharp teeth can not only cut through their prey's skin but also actually break bones. They are mostly nocturnal. In Somalia, they love Hyena meat and use it for food and medical purposes.
Sri Lankan Leopard
Found in regions of Asia and Africa, the Sri Lankan Leopard is one of the “five big cats.” They hunt from trees, using their extremely powerful jaws, which are some of the most powerful in the animal kingdom.
They hunt silently, stalking their prey and waiting until they are within a pouncing distance to pursue their victim. They execute the killing with a single bite to the throat. If you find yourself roaming the jungle and you hear a roar, you better take cover.