The 10 most poisonous animals in the world

Nature at its worst!

We have compiled a list of the most dangerous animals in the world, if you measure them by their venom and deadliness. The list includes everything from frogs to snails and also a very detailed plan of insects animals, you do NOT want to meet.

Puffer Fish
This fish is considered a delicacy in Japan as 'fugu', which of course is a very interesting irony. The problem is that the skin and many of the organs of the fish is highly toxic to humans. The poison causes death by the following symptoms:
- Stunning of tongue and lips
- Vomiting
- Violent palpitations
- Breathing problems
- Muscle paralysis 
The last point is when the stomach's diaphragm muscles become paralyzed and therefore blocks you ability to breathe. Most victims die after 4-24 hours. Most accidents happen when amateurs catches the fish and cook it - for there is no antidote. Therefore, only the elite chefs are allowed to serve them in restaurants.

Poison arrow frog

In the rain forests of South America one might find this 5 centimeter long frog - at first it might seem cute in its appearance, but in reality it is a walking death bomb. The frog has enough poison to kill 10 adult humans or about 20,000 mice! Just two micrograms of venom can kill an adult human, and the poison is used by the native tribes in the forest, where they kill their prey by rubbing the frog on their arrows before hunting. The poison must be introduced through the blood to make its deadly way through your body, so don't you ever pick this little bastard up with a wound on your finger!

Taipan snake
You thought perhaps that the cobra was the most poisonous animal in the world, but the honor actually goes to this little fellow here. It is found in Australia and just one bite contains enough venom to kill 100 people! The poison is at least 200-400 times more toxic than the standard level of cobra neurotoxin. The toxic is capable of killing an adult human in as little time as 45 minutes. Fortunately, the snake is very shy and does not yet have a kill on its conscience.

Banana spider
This gross motherfucker holds the record as the most poisonous spider in the world and has taken credit for killing the most people in his species. Besides an extremely painful bite there's also the side effect that you get a several hours long, uncomfortable erection. The venom contains large amounts of neurotoxin, and these spiders are extremely hazardous due to their migratory instincts. They move everywhere and hides often during the day in the 'busy' areas such as houses, clothings, boots and cars.

Stonefish
This fish is probably one of the ugliest mofos in the sea but also acts as the most toxic one. The pain of its sting is so powerful that many have been driven to despair and tried to get the doctor to amputate the point of contact. It is known as the worst pain we humans have ever known. Without treatment it can lead to shock, paralysis, tissue death and, above all, deaths. The fish is found in the Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Death Stalker scorpion
Many scorpions are often harmless and does not provide any other effect on the human body than a little pain and swelling. But this little bastard contains enough poison to injure the entire body. The poison causes immense pain and fever, followed by coma, paralysis and possible death. Fortunately, it is unlikely that the scorpion's sting can kill an adult, but children are in great danger. The scorpion can be found in North Africa and the Middle East.

Blue-ringed octopus
This squid is incredibly small and is no larger than a regular golf ball. The poison though is so severe that it may kill an adult human. It actually floas around with enough venom to kill 26 adult humans within minutes, and there is no antidote. Its painless bite may seem more or less harmless at first, but the neurotoxin works quickly through the body and shuts down all bodily functions. If you want to avoid this? Don't swim in the tide of the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Australia.

Marbled Coned snail
This little snail is perhaps beautiful in its appearance, but it's at least as toxic as all the others on the list. A single drop of its venom is so powerful that it can kill more than 20 people. Symptoms can appear immediately or be delayed for up to several days - the poison resulting in intense pain, swelling, paralysis and in the worst cases, muscle problems, breathing problems and vision problems - and of course, death. There is no antidote, but fortunately there are only 30 people ever to have registered deaths by this snail.

King cobra
This is the longest venomous snake in the world, as it can grow up to 5.6 meters in length. A single bite can easily kill a human and the first part of its Latin name, Ophiophagus, actually means 'snake eater', as this vile bastard eats other snakes. King cobra also has enough poison to kill a full-grown African elephant within 3 hours. The poison may not be as 'toxic' as other snakes such as the black mamba, but the king cobra is capable of spraying 5 times as much poison into the body (than the black mamba) and can kill its prey 5 times faster. The King Cobra can be found in wide open spaces and located between South and Southeast Asia.

Box Jellyfish
You might not be afraid of seemingly harmless jellyfish, but this jellyfish is not to be trifled with! This jellyfish receives the award as the world's most poisonous animal, and has caused no less than 5,567 recorded deaths since 1954. The poison goes in to the body and attacks the heart, nervesystem and skin cells. The worst thing about is the pain is so severe that most victims go into shock, which either result in drowning or cardiac arrest before they reach the shore. Survivors experience pain several weeks after the encounter. You have absolutely no chance of surviving the toxic sting if you aren't treated minutes after exposure! After being stung, immediately pour vinegar on the wound for at least 30 seconds. The acid in the vinegar will stop some of the poison from penetrating further into the bloodstream, and you have greater chance of survival. Box jellyfish are found in the waters around Asia and Australia.

What's hot

Sign up for updates

Enter your e-mail address below to receive the latest news right to your inbox