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World's deadliest creatures

These creatures may seem like fun, but do not be fooled by their exotic exterior or you may be making a fatal friendship. Travelers beware...

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One of the worlds most dangerous creatures is the Saltwater Crocodile. The Earths largest reptile can reach up to 23 feet long and weigh in at more than 2,000 pounds.Watch out because these preditors will eat anything they can get their hands on from wild boars to humans and even sharks.
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The Brazilian Wandering Spider may be small (its only five inches across) it was named the worlds most venomous spider by the Guinness World Records in 2010.The highly aggressive spider is also called the Banana spider because it is often found in bunches of the fruit. Their fondness for hiding in bananas sometimes means an unlucky customer picks one up at the supermarket.In 2009, the Brazilian spider was found at a Whole Foods in Nebraska.
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One drop of toxic venom from the cone snail is enough to paralyze instantly. Dont be fooled by the colorful shell and small size of this underwater creature, one drop of venom from the cone snail is enough to kill a person.It is nicknamed the cigarette snail, because once bitten, a person will have enough time to smoke one cigarette before dying.
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The Carpet Viper (Echis carniatus) bites and kills more people than any other snake species. Often found lurking under loose rocks, the nocturnal creatures generally attack at night.
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Graham Milledge, collection manager at the Australian Museum's Arachnology division, collects venom from the Sydney Funnel Web Spider for research. A dangerous task considering this particular arachnid is the world's deadliest of spiders.

Related: Deadly spider venom could treat ED

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Marine biologist Anthony Chang observes this blue-ringed octopus in Singapore. This octopus, native to Australia and other islands in the Pacific Ocean, is one of the most venomous marine creatures in the world. Blue rings appear in the octopus when it is irritated or excited, so beware! 

If you don't believe us — just take this into consideration. A bite from this octopus can completely paralyze and a kill a human in a matter minutes.

 

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It seems Australia is loaded with deadly creatures. This box jellyfish, also known as the sea wasp, can have up to 60 tentacles, each measuring 15 feet long. Every tentacle has 5,000 stinging cells and enough toxins to kill 60 humans, according to livescience.com.

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You'll also find this creepy creature down under: The Inland Taipan is regarded as the most venomous land snake in the world — and for good reason. It's estimated that its bite has enough venom to kill 50 grown adults.

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King Cobra Snake


King cobras can reach 18 feet in length, making them the longest of all venomous snakes, according to National Geographic. Their venom is not the most potent but the amount they can deliver in a single bite is enough to kill 20 people, or even an elephant. Fortunately, king cobras are very shy and will avoid humans as often as we avoid them.

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This frog may look beautiful, but he's a real killer. Known as the poison dart frog, the blue color of this South American creature serves as a warning to would-be predators. Its skin is covered with glands that secrete alkaloid poisons capable of paralyzing and even killing predators. Since the destruction of its rainforest habitat, the blue poison frog has become one of the most threatened of all poison dart frogs.

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This hazardous creature is known as the stonefish.  Its venom causes such severe pain that victims have described it as "the worst pain known to man." Side effects include possible shock, paralysis and tissue death. If not given medical attention within a couple of hours it can be fatal to humans.

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July 24, 2007: You definitely don't want to try this! U.S. photographer Jeff Barbee reaches out to stroke a puffer fish while swimming at Isle de Madelaine off Senegal's capital Dakar. Puffer fish are among the most poisonous vertebrate on earth.

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World's deadliest creatures

These creatures may seem like fun, but do not be fooled by their exotic exterior or you may be making a fatal friendship. Travelers beware...

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