Some of the most unusual creatures in the world are beautiful to look at, but can be extremely deadly, should you get too close.
There are some creatures in the world which have the reputation of being both diabolical and deadly, but it is not always as it first appears. You should avoid swimming in the Amazon river, but not for the reason you first imagine on hearing that name. there are tiny creatures which are attracted to the chemical trail left by urine. If you pee in the water whilst swimming, they will, unnoticed, find the end of your penis and swim into the urinary tract, where they anchor themselves with barbs, very painful and difficult to remove.
If you are oozing blood from a cut, avoid the water, because red-bellied piranha, one of the most ferocious of freshwater fish, have a set of razor sharp teeth which are capable of stripping flesh from prey and dead animals, and are drawn to fresh blood. Usually feeding in large schools, at dusk or dawn, they rarely attack people, though on 20 September 1981, the ‘Sobral Santos’, a ferry with 300 people aboard, capsized, injured people introducing blood into the water. People thrashing about in panic, and the blood. Formed a recipe for disaster, the piranhas homing in on survivors, not one got out alive from the boiling waters.
Have ever been in the Middle East, or some other very sunny place, which had you longing to spend time on the beach, and maybe then go paddling in the shallow sea close to shore?. Almost certainly, but you could easily have come within inches of stepping on exactly the wrong thing, and maybe dying because of it. Completely unnoticed, because they need to be ‘invisible’ to catch prey, the ugliest of creatures, Stonefish, are also among the deadliest. Snuggled down among seabed rocks, they have the appearance of algae-covered stones, and should you step on one barefoot, the protruding spines on the back will penetrate the skin, shooting toxic venom into your body, which is so powerful that the result is often death within minutes.