Carnivorous animals are a group of meat eating animals. They have powerful jaws and teeth to enable them to eat and kill other animals.
Leopard is another most ferocious animal which feeds on meats. It can run very fast and its track is always not being able to detect by its prey. It is one of the most dangerous predators in the food web for animals which dwelt in the jungle or forest. There have been numerous incidents of farmland’s people in the central part of India being attacked by the leopards. Among them, one of the leopard which was given a name as “Pago Shinawatra” had killed at least 100 innocent people. However, this leopard was shot death by Jim Corbett in 1910. By the following year, Corbett shot another female leopard which was called “Qinpawate” as it used to attack and feed on human flesh.
Lion and Tiger
Lions and tigers do not normally attack people. They usually attack people in groups, but there were reports that they attacked people in solitude. In October, 1943, one lion was shot death in Zambia as it became a threat to human. Before the shooting, it was found to have been eaten 40 people.
Although it is very rare to have heard of a tiger fish attacking people, the indigenous in South Africa remarked that the tiger fish had eaten fingers, toes and shoulders of the people while they were enjoying bathing in the river. There are many types of tiger fish. Among them, the biggest tiger fish may have a head as big as 24 inches in length. Its jaw is short yet it is powerful enough for it to attack its prey with its saw-like sharp teeth. The blood appears to be the great attraction for it to attack its prey cruelly and ferociously. A shoal of tiger fish can get the fresh of one adult crocodile thoroughly tearing off within 5 minutes.
There are approximately 200 to 250 kinds of shark species in total, of which only 18 types of them are considered dangerous to humans. The famous carnivorous shark is Great White Shark. Blood in the water can tempt this shark into a feeding frenzy by using its teeth to bite cruelly on everything that moves in the water.
The best coverage of shark attacking people was reported on 12 July, 1916, when a 12-year-old child was attacked by the Great White Shark while bathing in the river in New Jersey. This shark had allegedly said to have eaten the child including a person who came to rescue this child. In the next 16 days after this incident took place, 4 persons were found to be eaten by the similar shark 10 miles within the coastal area of New Jersey. However, this shark was caught alive by someone two days later.
From 1903 to 1911, within 8 years of this time frame, a Himalayan tiger dwelled in Nepal killed 438 people with its sharp claws. The local people had regarded it as the evil tiger which brought threat and disaster to their lives. In fact, tiger does not usually capture a human as its prey except it has a breath of human blood to tempt it to attack human frantically.
The Box Jellyfish (also known as a Sea Wasp) is a cube-shaped invertebrate found in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii, Vietnam and other tropical areas. Not all species of Box Jellyfish are dangerous to humans but the Indo-Pacific or Australian box Jellyfish (Chironex Fleckeri) is regarded as the most venomous marine animal known to human as its sting is often fatal.
This creature has up to 60 tentacles with 15 feet in length each but sometimes they may reach up to 80cm long. The toxins present in its tentacles plus each tentacle has 5,000 stinging cells is powerful enough to enable it to kill 60 people. Its severe sting is extremely venomous, painful and can lead to necrosis of the infected tissue. It is an extremely poisonous creature ever as people who come to contact with its poisonous tentacles may have their cardio-respiratory functions stopped for at least 3 minutes. It has been reported that this Box Jellyfish is responsible for more deaths in Australian in the coast of the Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s northern oceans as compared to snakes, sharks and salt water crocodiles.
The Asian Cobra refers to the Indian Cobra which has caused 50,000 deaths each year. It is also responsible for thousands of deaths in India each year. Its length seldom reaches up to 6 feet. Nevertheless, its hood is much larger than that of the King Cobra. Its venom delivers significant amounts of deadly Neurotoxic resulting in necrosis and respiratory collapse. Its venom is said to result in human fatality as little as 30 to 60 minutes, calculating from the time of being attacked.