Read about 10 of Africa's most dangerous animals, ranging from snakes like the black mamba to safari icons like the lion, rhino and buffalo. Read about 10 of Africa's most dangerous animals, ranging from snakes like the black mamba to safari icons like the lion, rhino and buffalo.
Fish-hunting snails are particularly dangerous, with venom strong enough to kill a human. This harpoon is cocked and loaded. Target is within range. The cone snail strikes. The fish is paralyzed within seconds, reeled back in, and swallowed. With a full belly, the cone snail returns under the sediment, its siphon peeking out as a reminder and a warning.
Box Jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) It seems to go without saying that the most poisonous, deadliest and meanest of all the jellyfish inhabits Australia. The variety of box jellyfish known as the sea wasp or marine stinger is widely regarded as one of the most deadly creatures on earth.
9. Pufferfish. The puffer fish is relatively small, with only a few species exceeding 30 inches in length. However, the puffer fish has the most potent venom of any fish in the world, believed to have 100 times the potency of cyanide. The poison is the fish’s primary defense mechanism and is lethal in humans.
7 Crocodilian Species That Are Dangerous to Humans. Written By: John P. Rafferty. Share: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email. Most people have a primordial fear of spiders and snakes and, of course, of predators that are larger than they are. So it makes sense to regard crocodilians (that is, the group of living alligators, crocodiles, caimans, gharials, and so on) with suspicion. Though ...