These fierce animals are quite aggressive. While they aren’t the biggest of animals, with males weighing around 130 Ibs and females around 77 to 88 lbs, they exhibit great strength and are able to hide large kills in trees, like giraffes and antelopes.
Their coat color ranges from pale yellow to deep gold or black, with a pattern of black rosettes, while their head, lower limbs, and belly are solid black. The color alternates depending on different locations and habitats.
This is the smallest jellyfish in the world but also one of the most dangerous. Their sting is 100 times stronger than a cobra and may cause the Irukandji syndrome, which involves nausea, muscle cramps, excruciating back and kidney pains, a burning sensation of the skin and face, headaches, vomiting, and a feeling of impending doom. While most jellyfish have stingers only on their tentacles, the Irukandji also has stingers on its stomach.
They live in the waters of northern Australia. Oftentimes, jellyfish nets which are meant to protect beaches, don’t catch these small jellyfish due to their size of less than a cubic centimeter. They are tiny, translucent, and difficult to spot while in the water, hence why it is also referred to as an invisible danger.
This deadly fish is a delicacy in Japan. It’s advisable not to prepare it at home, as it can stop your breathing and paralyze your diaphragm if prepared incorrectly. Poisoning usually occurs from consuming one of two dishes: puffer soup or raw puffer meat.
The former can cause death while the latter, intoxication, dizziness, and numbness of the lips. People who make it past 24 hours tend to survive, although it is often after a coma which may persist for several days.
These creatures aren’t necessarily deadly but they can destroy your property by eating wood for their queen. They feed mostly on dead plant material and cellulose, in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung. They can kill trees through this process, which sometimes may cause death to those nearby.
While they can be very invasive, they are actually some of the most successful groups of insects on Earth and are found in most places around the world, except Antarctica. Their colonies range from a few hundred members to millions. Queen termites have an exceptionally long lifespan, with some of them living 30 to 50 years.
Great White Shark
These massive sharks are found around the coastal surface waters of all major oceans. They stand behind the largest number of reported and fatal unwarranted shark attacks on humans. Large adult females can grow up to 20 feet in length and weigh 4,200 Ibs.
While these massive predators aren’t a fan of human meat (we’re much too bony) that won’t deter them from sampling you. Their bite can sometimes lead you to bleed to death. They aren’t good at telling the difference between what's food and what's not, and sometimes take bites of boats and surfboards. These sharks can live up to 70 years or more. However, even they have a natural predator, the orca or killer whale.