A quick list of the top 10 most deadly animals on the planet.
10. Poison Dart Frog
This small seemingly harmless amphibian is only the size of a pint, yet the pores on their backs have enough neurotoxin in them to kill 10 humans, if you happen to be a princess, please refrain from kissing these deadly creatures.
9. Cape Buffalo
These 1,500 pound beast is one fierce animal, razor sharp horns adorn their head along with a skull that can withstand forces no mere human could, but why put this at number 9? Answer: They live in herds, up to thousands. Now there is nothing that would scare me more than 1,500,000 pounds of combined weight aimlessly charging in my direction.
8. Polar Bear
At your local zoo these things might look cute and cuddly, but if they were out of captivity in the wild, their diet would consist of elephant seals, and elephant aren’t the small little cuddly seals that come to mind, the male elephant seals can reach up to an astounding 21 feet and weigh up to 7,000 pounds! Get in the way of a mother Polar Bear trying to protect her youth, and this bear could rip your head clean off with a single swipe, pounce on you and break every bone in your body before you had time to say “Eureka”.
They are normally seen as friendly giants, but these beasts kill more than 500 people a year (worldwide). A male African Elephant’s average weight is about 16,000 pounds, and will crush you in a fraction of a second. Not only their weight is something that should be watched out for, they have sharp tusks that could easily pierce the side of a car door not to mention, human flesh.
6. Australian Crocodile (Saltwater)
These reptilian can lie still in the water for hours waiting for prey. Then when the time is right they rocket out of the water at an amazing 30-40 mph and latch on to their prey, often dragging them down in the water while rolling over. Now rolling over? What? This technique used by crocs allows them to latch on to say a limb, then using leverage and their body weight to rip off that limb completely not only damaging the prey severely but also cancelling out any means of escape. After all, trying swimming away from a croc when you only have one leg!