This is known as the world’s most poisonous fish. It lays camouflaged on the bottom of the ocean floor, patiently awaiting its prey. It has venomous neurotoxins, which it emits from the glands at the base of its dorsal fin spines when it is disturbed or threatened. It consumes its victim in a whopping 0.015 seconds by opening its jaws very fast. Not easily seen due to their similarity in appearance to rocks or coral, they can also survive outside of the water for up to 24 hours.
They are found in the coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific and some species live in rivers. While these fish are very poisonous and often deadly, they can be eaten when prepared properly.
Castor Bean Tick
Tiny but deadly, this tick feeds off of its host while sending a deadly bacteria that can be very dangerous to its host.
It is found across Europe and in some parts of North Africa and the Middle East, mostly in woodlands and forests. It is more common in humid areas.
Eastern Brown Snake
Measuring over one meter in length, these snakes are the number one cause of death by snakebite in Australia, accounting for 60% of snake-bite deaths in the country. They are found in most areas, except for dense forests.
They have become very prevalent in farmland and on the outskirts of urban areas, due to agriculture and in turn, mice. Don’t get close, since it's a very fast snake and it does not shy when it comes to approaching humans.
The third-largest member of the cat family, this isn’t the cat you want cozying up on your sofa. While they are an endangered species, they are also very dangerous, with the strongest bite among other types of cats. They are also much larger than leopards.
They are solitary animals who stalk and ambush their prey. They are found across the Southwestern United States, Mexico, much of Central America, and areas of South America. They live mostly in tropical and subtropical climates, made up of moist broad-leaf forests, swamps, and wooded areas.
Portuguese Man o’War
Similar to the Jellyfish, this is a type of Physalia found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Although similar in looks to a shell, don’t touch it. It has long tentacles that give a powerful and venomous sting, capable of killing or paralyzing fish, or in rare instances, humans. They are identified by their gas-filled bladders, which sit at the surface of the water, while the rest of them is submerged. Their name comes from their resemblance to the Portuguese 18th-century armed sailing ship, the man-of-war, at full sail.
They are responsible for stinging up to 10,000 humans in Australia every summer, especially on the east coast. Their detached tentacles may float for several days in the water or wash up on shore and remain potent. Their stings may generate intense pain to humans and red welts that last two or three days after the first sting. They may also lead to airway blockage, cardiac distress, and an inability to breathe.