We aren’t happy about this next one, and once you’ve read it, you aren’t going to be that happy, either. The six-eyed sand spider is mainly found in Southern Africa and has a leg width of about two inches. Not the biggest spider on this list, but still too big for our liking. Try not to get bitten by this little beastie, since the venom that they carry has necrotic effects – it will make the area around the wound die and get infected, which is pretty bad.
You’re gonna have to trust us on this one. However, even if you’re trying to avoid it, you might not even notice, since the spiders have a fun, cool trait of chewing on people while they sleep. Great! Oh, also the bites have a numbing agent, so even if you’re awake, you might not even notice.
Despite being frequently kept as pets, monitor lizards are no joke. They can range in size from as small as eight inches to over three meters long, and even the smaller variety will be a danger to someone who doesn’t know how to handle them properly. Formerly a much more exotic species of lizard, the number of people that have been trying to domesticate them has turned them into an invasive species in the United States, leading them to become big problems in certain areas of the continent.
They have strong jaws and sharp claws, and every version of the monitor lizard is venomous – with some of them being incredibly dangerous just because of that alone. In addition, if they bite you, you’ll get a whole lot of bacteria and other bad stuff.
Brazilian Wandering Spider
We’ve all heard of the tarantula, the Black Widow spider, and maybe even the brown recluse, but what about the Brazilian Wandering Spider? It turns out that this little-known member of the Phoneutria genus is up there with the other most dangerous spiders. If you happen to be traveling through South America, be sure to keep an eye out for this crawler – thankfully, they’re quite easy to spot, since they have a leg span of five to seven inches.
Sorry, we just have to freak out for a little bit. They’re some of the most venomous spiders on Earth, and their bites can easily be fatal. If you need any more reason to keep away from them, take a gander at what “Phoneutria” means in Greek. Yeah, that’s right, it means murderess.
Coral Reef Snake
Despite these snakes having the second strongest venom of any snake, they aren’t considered as dangerous as many other varieties, simply because they have poor poison-delivery systems. Still, best not to get too close if you see them swimming through the water. They’re brightly colored, and you all know what that means when it comes to animals in the world.
It means you should stay as far away as possible because they’re probably poisonous or venomous or toxic or something like that. They aren’t that large, but if they’re able to give you a dose of their venom, it’s not going to be a good time. We guess the number of snakes that you SHOULD approach and pet is pretty low, but this one you should for sure watch out for.
It doesn’t seem that big, but by now you should know that small creatures can still be just as dangerous for any number of reasons. Let’s start with a fun detail: the boomslang snake can open its mouth to an almost 180-degree angle when biting, which allows its fangs to sink deeper into the flesh of its prey. Oh, also, this snake has venom that is deadlier in small doses than the venom of the black mamba.
If you want to get down to the nitty-gritty, the venom that this snake has is something called a hemotoxin, which causes those who have gotten a dose to hemorrhage internally. We don’t know about the rest of you, but we’re not really interested, thanks. Our blood should stay where it needs to be.