These dinosaur-esque creatures are some of the classic dangerous animals in the wild, such as the American South, but how dangerous are they, really? Very. They are always a worry if you’re in that area of the world, and they are a constant threat not only to people but other animals such as pets. They don’t kill as many humans as you might think, but they still tally up a couple of deaths a year.
There are about seven unprovoked alligator attacks per year in Florida. Make sure not to feed any of these creatures, as they will start to associate humans with food. That’s specifically something to avoid because they will become less shy and more hungry around humans – definitely a bad combination. Unfortunately, it takes a lot more than a fly swatter to keep them away.
There are plenty of snakes on this list, even though not every breed is a dangerous animal. The Inland Taipan is definitely a dangerous animal, however, and if you see one you should avoid it. It’s one of many varieties of venomous snakes, and it’s also one of the most lethal. They’re found in central eastern Australia and are also known as the “fierce snake,” which tells you just how much they’ll like you getting close.
To nobody’s surprise, Australia does indeed have one of the most dangerous varieties of snake – it’s even said to have the most toxic venom of any snake by far since the median lethal dose is so low. Even worse, it seems this snake is specially adapted to kill warm-blooded species. You know. Like humans. Great!
How could these little feathered friends be so dangerous? They’re exceptionally territorial, especially when they have goslings running around. Anybody who has crossed paths with one of these pests will tell you that they will stretch their wings to make them look bigger, and even emit a hissing sound. They’ve been known to chase people who have gotten too close, and they will absolutely attack if they think they’re in danger, using their beaks to stab or even break bones.
Thankfully, these feathered rodents have also come to understand that discretion is sometimes the better part of valor, and will just back off if something is getting too close. Still, if you’re getting too close to a nest, or you’re gunned by the geese, you should play it safe. Also, yell at them. They deserve it.
Swans are beautiful, graceful birds that glide through lakes and rivers, bothering nobody. That’s because most people nowadays know to stay away from them. It’s been said that a swan swinging its wing is strong enough to break a human arm or leg, but that’s not exactly true. What IS true, though, is that they can really, really hurt. Swans are extremely territorial as well as frightfully aggressive, and they love to bite.
Their beaks are sharp and strong, and if you get too close to any of their young, you’re sure to feel it, and it won’t feel good. The chance of dying from a swan attack is low, but let’s not go around taking any chances. They’re nice to look at from a distance, but getting up close isn’t worth the effort.
Anteaters aren’t very aggressive, and they aren’t called human eaters – we really don’t have that much to fear from them. Still, if you ever have to fight one – because an alien species pitted the two of you together for some reason – there are a couple of things to watch out for. They have long, sharp, and dangerous claws on each of their four...paws. Hands? Whatever they have down there. Sure, they don’t feel the need to sue them against humans that often, but they can come in handy when needed.
According to some sources, anteaters have even been known to chase off apex predators such as pumas or jaguars with those bad boys. So we don’t have much to fear from these somewhat unique creatures, but it still might not be a good idea to get too close.