Friday, February 3, 2017

10 CUTE Animals That Can KILL You!

We all love adorable, cute, snugly animals, but sometimes those fluffy, squishy creatures just don’t love us back! For this installment, we’re going to ruin your image of some of Mother Nature’s most notably cute animals that may wind up killing you before showing you any affection.

Panda Bear, You’ve probably seen those videos of poor panda bears tumbling from a tree like adorable helpless stuffed animals. You just want to rush to their fluffy little sides, scoop them up, and heal their wounds. Well, we don’t recommend that. Panda may thrive off of a diet of bamboo, but their temperament can turn violent if you happen upon their territory or if they feel threatened. One case in 2015 involved a panicked panda being chased by locals in Liziba village. The big floof ran into the farm of Guan Quanzhi and took a man’s leg between its powerful jaws. Quanzhi survived the attack, but this is only one example of many that show that pandas, while cute, are equipped with the means to maim and kill.

Elephant, There’s something fascinating about elephants. On the outside, they look like cute, docile, dopey animals, as seen with Dumbo, but really, under the right circumstances, they’re incredibly dangerous and super intelligent. From 2010 to 2015, there was reported to be over 37,000 wild elephant attacks on humans, 54 of which were fatal. An incident in the Belwatand village in Eastern India in 2013 was believed to be an orchestrated “revenge attack” by a herd of 15 elephants, after one of their own was killed by a passenger train. The group was seen around the scene of the accident for several days before rampaging into the village.

Leopard Seal, Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, this adorably spotted Phocidae comes speeding towards you, bringing with it an appetite for flesh. While the only recorded death by sea leopard occurred in 2003 when biologist Kirsty Brown was dragged 200 feet or roughly 61 meters underwater, these incredible sea beasts have been known to display aggressive behavior, especially towards black pontoons and inflatable boats. Other attacks on humans include Thomas Orde-Lees and Scottish explorer Gareth Wood, both of whom were able to escape death. Seals are also known to toy with penguins, chasing them around with no intention to eat them. The unusual “game” ends when the penguin escapes or dies from exhaustion.

Dolphin, They may have saved the day in Jaws 3, but there’s nothing heroic about these endearing marine mammals. Along with humans, bottlenose dolphins are one of the only other species known to kill for no reason, though that murderous instinct has yet to cause an outbreak of dead swimmers. That’s not to say they haven’t had the taste of human flesh in the past, as an attack in Brazil in 1994 left one man dead and another with a broken rib. Another man off of Sherkin Island was said to have been purposefully pushed underwater by a bottlenose that was “lashing out.”

Blue-Ringed Octopus, Finally something adorable looking that won’t slaughter you and your family. The Blue-Ringed Octopus is a cute underwater dweller known for a beautiful design of blue rings all over its body. Found primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, this tiny Octopodidae is said to carry enough venom to kill 26 full-grown adults in minutes. Even worse than that is if you’re bitten by them, you may not even know it until the effects start to set in. The toxic mix of tetrodotoxin, histamine, tryptamine, octopamine, taurine, acetylcholine, and dopamine can cause respiratory depression, heart failure, total paralysis, and, of course, death. The only bright side is envenomation is rare and only 3 reported deaths have occurred.

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