Mother Nature inhabited the Earth not only by the cute and furry creatures, the videos with which we are touched on YouTube, but also the real machines of murder, meeting with which for a person is often the last in life. We present to you the top 10 most dangerous animals in the world of , from outwardly harmless miniature killers to huge and deadly monsters.
- 10. Cone
- 9. Buffalo
- 8. Black mamba
- 7. Elephant
- 6. Great white shark
- 5. Marine wasp
- 4. Hippo
- 3. Brazilian wandering spider
- 2. Lion
- 1. Mosquito -the most dangerous insect is
A snail with a funny name is a predator from the family of gastropods. You can easily confuse it with any other snail on the beach, but this creature is deadly. Only one drop of the venom of the cone can kill twenty adults. There is no antidote for it, which means that if you are bitten by such a snail, you will almost certainly die within a few minutes. Most cones live in warm tropical seas, but there are also those who live in high latitudes.
These horned giants can weigh more than 700 kg and even the lion will be afraid to go out with the buffalo one on one. Buffaloes, as a rule, are kept in large groups, and will not tolerate the slightest threat to the young. Their attack begins with a take-off, and the main "rammed" weapon - long horns - is used. And when the body of the victim falls to the ground, the buffalo begins to trample it with hoofs. In Africa, buffaloes kill more than 200 people a year.
8. Black mamba
The eighth number of our deadly hit parade is the largest snake in Africa( up to three meters in length).In fact, the mamba is not black, its scales are usually brown or olive-colored, and the name of its snake is for the ink-black inner cavity of the mouth, which it demonstrates under threat. In pursuit of a hapless victim, a reptile can develop a speed of up to 11 km / h in a short distance. And after catching up, without hesitation, will release a poison so strong that one portion can kill a dozen people within an hour. The mamba bites do up to a dozen times in one attack. Without an antidote, its bite always ends in death.
Elephants are among the 10 smartest animals, but they can show aggression and participate in destructive actions against people. In India, male elephants regularly enter villages at night, destroying houses and killing residents. According to the statistics given in the article National Geographic( 2005), because of the attacks of elephants, about 500 people die each year.
6. Great White Shark
This predator can be found in all the world's oceans. A huge fish( an adult shark, as a rule, grows to 6.4 meters in length) is responsible for most attacks on people from the side of sharks.
Despite their reputation and what you saw in movies such as the popular "Jaws", great white sharks do not prefer people to all their other "dishes."People are too bony for them and most likely will be spit out after the first bite.
Most attacks occur because the shark makes a test bite to make sure that the prey is edible( this is how it acts not only with people, but also with buoys, debris of surfboards and boats).
5. The sea wasp
The fifth place in the ranking of the most deadly animals on Earth is the jellyfish of the square shape inhabiting the northern shores of Australia. It is called a jellyfish or a sea wasp because of the tentacles, each of which is provided with stinging cells. They release microscopic stings, injecting poison into the victim.
These sea creatures are difficult to see, because they are almost transparent, and careless bathers can stumble upon the tentacle of the sea wasp quite by accident.
Surprisingly, ordinary vinegar is an effective treatment for someone who was stung by a jellyfish-box. Vinegar must be applied to a stung area and we hope that this advice will never come in handy.
A hippopotamus, or "river horse" kills people more often than other large animals. Contrary to popular belief, hippos can not really breathe underwater, but they hold their breath for a long time and, being heavier than water, can walk on the bottom "aki dry".Females with young calves are the most dangerous and if you are a sensible person, then prefer to stay away from their huge jaws and 51-centimeter canine teeth. Believe it or not, the whale is the nearest living relative of the hippos.
3. Brazilian wandering spider
In 2010, appeared in the Guinness Book of Records as the most poisonous spider in the world. This potentially deadly representative of arachnids occurs in tropical South America, and one species inhabits Central America.
The word "wandering" in the name of the spider is explained by its propensity to wander the jungle at night. Unlike many spiders who avoid people, these spiders quite often settle close to human habitation. They often hide in homes, clothes, cars, shoes and boxes.
The only good news is that there is an effective antidote that quickly neutralizes the poison when bitten by the many-legged "wanderer".
The second place in the list of the most dangerous animals in the world went to the largest cat. A lion can attack a weakened or wounded person. In Tanzania and Mozambique, lions kill several hundred people each year.
1. Mosquito - the most dangerous insect
Mosquitoes can look harmless and they can not be called the most amazing animals, but they are much more deadly than any other creature on the planet. Annually from 2 to 3 million people die from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes live in almost all regions of the world, only Antarctica and Iceland are free of them. They are active throughout the year in hot and humid tropical areas, but are sent to winter in colder regions.
In addition to malaria, these bloodsucking insects can spread diseases such as elephantiasis( elephantiasis), yellow fever, and the West Nile virus.