10 Most Dangerous Animals ...


10 Most Dangerous Animals ...
10 Most Dangerous Animals ...

I like to look at dangerous animals online, but I'm sure that's not going to be the case if I ever walk across one. Because when you come across them in the wild, they are not tamed, you are in their territory, so they will try to defend their territory. Below, are 10 animals that despite being amazing can get pretty dangerous.

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Alligator Photo Credit: mrhansen9

I live in Florida and haven’t come across one of these while swimming, but I have seen my fair share of them in lakes and creeks I do not swim in. They get pretty big. I have always feared snorkeling in a lake, looking up and being face to face with one of these creatures. While they do not mean to harm you, they will.



As much as I love them and admire their beauty, I will admit that I am scared of them. They will chomp you up in no time if you get close to one in the wild. It’s their survival kicking in, that’s all.



Sharks Photo Credit: ScottS101

When I go to the beach in Florida, I always worry about sharks. I do not let mylittle girl go out in the water, because I am afraid of her getting hurt. Sharks don’t mean to bite you, they just see something moving and want it. They’re nice to look at, but they are nonetheless, classified as dangerous.



Tiger Photo Credit: Todd Ryburn

Tigers are beautiful wild animalsand I give them credit for that. I have always wanted to have one, but it takes a lot. Despite it all, if you come across one in the wild and they are not in a good mood, you may be in trouble. I have seen some cases where the caretaker of a tamed one is killed. They afterall really strongcats.



Rattlesnake In Florida, we have plenty of rattlesnakes and yes, while I like snakes, I am terribly afraid of them. Basically, I am afraid of any snake that is poisonous, do you blame me? I have come across my share of rattlesnakes. What do you think about them?


Brown Recluse Spider

I am afraid of these things! This is coming from someone who owned a big tarantula! I guess because I know what they can do. The brown recluse is also known as the violin spider. They can be either gray or brown and usually, they have markings on the dorsal side of their cephhalothorax with a line coming from it that looks a bit like a violin.


The Black Mamba

The Black Mamba Photo Credit: kross_edd

These are fast moving snakes that travel thelands of Africa. They belong to the family of Elapidae. This is the family that includes coral snakes and cobras. All of these can be highly deadly, which is a good reason for them to be on my list of 10 most dangerous animals. The Black Mamba has a potent neurotoxic venom that will attack the nervous system if you are bitten by one. They also have cardiotocins, which attack the heart. This bite is fatal to humans that do not have proper aid. It shuts down the heart and lungs.


Coral Snake

Coral Snake I heard that in October of 2010, the Coral Snake is going to become even more dangerous because the company that was making the antivenom is no longer getting profits from it and has ceased to make it. The current stock is set to expire in 2010, which is after they got a 2 year extension from the FDA. We have coral snakes here in Florida. Remember, Black, yellow, red.


Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear Photo Credit: tomspixels

Oh yeah,they are cute bears, but they are also dangerous. They are in the uplands of western North America. If the mother bear believes her cubs are in danger, she is going to attack. Do you blame her? It’s motherly instincts!



The komodo dragon is a big species of lizard that is found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Flores, Rinca and Gili Motang. This is the largest species of lizard as they grow anywhere from 6.6 to 9.8 feet and weigh one hundred and fifty pounds. It has been said that those in the wild get bacteria in their mouth from the stuff they eat. However, in research released in 2009, they say they have venom glands in them. The venom glands are in their lower jaw.

I did not include the Gharial (big-snouted alligatorin India) on here, because despite what some believe, they are not man eaters, but I am sure, if you get close to them, they’ll put a pretty good bite on you. I also forgot to put the Gila Monster on here. Maybe that will be on the list next time. For now, tell me – have you ever came across one of these animals in the wild or otherwise?

Top Photo Credit: Little Lioness

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Nice rhyme! Ummm......I could think of numerous dangerous animals!! See I live in Australia (enough said) and there are many different snakes, spiders, marsupials that could potentially kill you, put you in hospital etc.....the brown snake or Eastern Brown has killed over 4 people in my area in the last 5 years...... unfortunately you cannot tell when you are bitten as it feels like a stick has scratched you...... So if you are visiting....be cautious in long grass during spring and summer..thanks

for the coral snake all you need to remember is this little rhyme: red touches black, you're okay jack. red touches yellow, you're a dead fellow. :)

Sharks are not as dangerous as people make them out to be. More people will be killed by vending machines then injured from shark attacks each year.

What about hippos? They will end you...

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