These 10 Animals Had Us Running And Not Looking Back

INSHPublished: March 16, 201846 plays$0.22 earned
Published: March 16, 2018

All of nature’s creatures are wonderful on their own, specific way. But when Mother Nature was bestowing the creatures with their looks, some seem to have received more of her wrath than her love. Here we have a list of some of the creatures know to man that will make you run for the hills!

We start with something not so scary looking, the Japanese Spider Crab. They can measure up to 18 feet from claw to claw, weighing up to 42 pounds! They live in the waters around Japan, where people consider them quite the delicacy.

This next guy isn’t quite as pretty. The Gharial is a distant cousin of the crocodile, but unlike them, they don’t stalk their prey. Instead, they can sense vibrations in the water with their incredibly long snouts, and they just grab whatever fish they want with their menacing-looking jaws.

The Northern Stargazer is really something. If you find this peculiar looking fish on the beach, do not touch it. They can zap you with a jolt of electricity, which is generated by an organ behind their eyes. That smile they have is not all too pleasing either.

Have you heard of the Goliath Birdeater? If you think it is some four-legged predator, then you are short by four legs! This critter is the largest spider in the world, known to feed not just on birds, but on lizards and snakes too!

The Pacu fish looks like any other fish until you tell it to say “cheese”! A relative of the piranha, it doesn’t eat flesh, but it does own a few human-looking teeth! Did Nana lose her dentures?

The Mata-Mata is one of the laziest species of turtle, swimming very little and not hunting at all. When it is lunchtime, the Mata-Mata doesn’t hunt. It just waits for the food to come to him. Why we will never know!

A fox can be a cute this, but the grey-headed flying fox is far from it. The largest bat in Australia can grow to a wingspan of 3.3 feet, flying 31 miles each night in the pursuit of food. Luckily, if it doesn’t have pollen or fruit, it won’t eat it.

Now we are getting to the truly nasty creatures. The Fangtooth Moray Eel is a real work. Knows to grow up to 4 feet in length, they have teeth that look like their made out of glass. But the Fangtooth is actually really shy. Probably feeling self-conscious about its looks.

The Giant African Millipede is just as its name suggests. It is one of the largest of its kind, with a total of 256 legs. Despite its gruesome looks, this guy actually makes a great pet. You can feed it with rotting leaves and veggies and it never barks in the night.

This last guy is a marvel of nature. The Coconut Crab is armed with a pair of pincers so strung, they could snap a finger off. Just as well too, since they have to crack a coconut shell open to get to the yummy stuff inside. But if they are really hungry, they will eat their own shell, a fellow crab, even Mr. Whiskers if you let him get too close?

Isn’t Mother Nature just incredible?

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