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These 10 Bizarre Creatures Are Life-Threatening, Staying Away From Them Is Best

How many times have you found a creature on the beach so beautiful and cute that you simply wanted to pick it up and embrace? Well, this is a bait for you, for 'all that glitters is not gold'. These creatures can be darn dangerous and venomous, too. So, to help you from greater risks, here are 10 creatures which look so alluring but are highly poisonous.Some of them have such unpredictably predating nature that they have been known to simply gulp humans down! So, better to be aware than be in the oblivion of the harmful creatures on the planet. Many look just like any of the normal animals that we may have known, such as buffaloes or fish or crocodiles, but they have a darker side to them.  

#1. Box Jellyfish

They are distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. Some of their species are known to produce extremely potent venom. 

The stings from these are extremely painful and can be fatal to humans.

This generally actively attacks its prey, unlike other species of jellyfish. So, as the thumb rule goes, stay away from all jellyfish.

#2. The Donald Trump Caterpillar

This caterpillar resembles the hair of Donald Trump. The hair of the caterpillar cause immense irritation on the skin. The Megalopygidae caterpillar is what it is generally called. Its furry spines covering most of its body are venomous.Facts via Geek.com

Simply touching the caterpillar causes pain that can feel as bad as a broken bone.

The touch then results in burning, swelling, nausea, rashes, blisters, headaches and in extreme cases chest pain and difficulty breathing. Thus, this creature is best kept at bay, even at a sight.Facts via Geek.com

#3. Portuguese Man O' War

It is a dangerous sea animal which is also called man-of-war, blue bottle, or floating terror. It is is a marine hydrozoan of the family Physaliidae found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

The venom of this animal is so strong to be fatal.

It is responsible for up to 10,000 human stings in Australia each summer. But identifying its sting is difficult for the swimmer many times. Also, another startling fact about this is that the detached tentacles of the creature can remain as venomous and stingy for days.

#4. Golden Poison Dart Frog

The habitat of this creature is the rainforest with high rains. It generally stays in groups of six. Its technical name is Phyllobates Terribilis. Their small size and bright colours generally give them a perception of them being innocuous.All facts have been sourced from Wikipedia.

But these wild frogs are known to be lethally toxic.

This P. Terribilis is the largest species of poison dart frog. It measures around 55 mm as adults. Also, females are known to be larger than males. The skin of this species is loaded with toxins which are alkaline. This poison prevents its victim's nerves from transmitting impulses, leaving the muscles in an inactive state of contraction. This can further lead to a heart failure.

#5. Tsetse Fly

They are also sometimes spelt tzetze and also known as tik-tik flies. They are large flies that bite and are mainly found in tropical Africa. 

This species lives by feeding on the blood of vertebrate animals. 

They are also known to be transmitters of a number of diseases. Tsetse flies cause human sleeping sickness and animal trypanosomiasis. 

#6. Cone Snail

This the common name for predatory sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs. Their vivid colours often lure human beings who pick them up and hold them for a while. 

This is risky because...

It often fires its harpoon in these situations. Thus, the harpoon is sometimes capable of penetrating the skin, even through gloves. Thus, one must beware of these.All facts have been sourced from Wikipedia.

#7. Brazilian wandering spiders.

They have other English names, too. Such as armed spiders and banana spiders. The venom of this spider contains a neurotoxin. 

This neurotoxin causes...

Loss of muscle control and breathing problems, resulting in paralysis and eventual asphyxiation. It is also known to cause immense pain.

#8. Saltwater Crocodile

It is also known as estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile or sea crocodile. They are short-tempered and are known to swallow a number of humans every year. 

#9. Cape Buffalo

It is also referred to as the African buffalo. They are known to be darn dangerous because they gore and kill over 200 people every year. They have never been domesticated and their unpredictable behaviour makes them extremely harmful for humans. 

#10. Black Caiman

It resembles a crocodile. The Black Caiman is a carnivorous reptile that lives along slow-moving rivers and lakes. It is generally found in the seasonally flooded savannas of the Amazon basin, and in other freshwater habitats of South America. There have been known instances of dangerous attacks on human beings. All facts have been sourced from Wikipedia.