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  • Welcome to Top10Archive!

  • We all love adorable, cute, snuggly animals, but sometimes those fluffy, squishy creatures

  • just don’t love us back!

  • For this installment, were going to ruin your image of some of Mother Nature’s most

  • notably cute animals that may wind up killing you before showing you any affection.

  • 10.

  • Panda Bear Youve probably seen those videos of poor

  • panda bears tumbling from a tree like adorable helpless stuffed animals.

  • You just want to rush to their fluffy little sides, scoop them up, and heal their wounds.

  • Well, we don’t recommend that.

  • Panda may thrive off of a diet of bamboo but their temperament can turn violent if you

  • happen upon their territory or if they feel threatened.

  • One case in 2015 involved a panicked panda being chased by locals in Liziba village.

  • The big floof ran into the farm of Guan Quanzhi and took a man’s leg between its powerful

  • jaws.

  • Quanzhi survived the attack but this is only one example of many that show that pandas,

  • while cute, are equipped with the means to maim and kill.

  • 9.

  • Elephant There’s something fascinating about elephants.

  • On the outside, they look like cute, docile, dopey animals, as seen with Dumbo, but really,

  • under the right circumstances, theyre incredibly dangerous and super intelligent.

  • From 2010 to 2015, there was reported to be over 37,000 wild elephant attacks on humans,

  • 54 of which were fatal.

  • An incident in Belwatand village in eastern India in 2013 was believed to be an orchestrated

  • revenge attackby a herd of 15 elephants, after one of their own was killed by a passenger

  • train.

  • The group was seen around the scene of the accident for several days before rampaging

  • into the village.

  • 8.

  • Leopard Seal Just when you thought it was safe to go back

  • in the water, this adorably spotted Phocidae comes speeding towards you, bringing with

  • it an appetite for flesh.

  • While the only recorded death by sea leopard occurred in 2003 when biologist Kirsty Brown

  • was dragged 200 feet or roughly 61 meters underwater, these incredible sea beasts have

  • been known to display aggressive behavior, especially towards black pontoons and inflatable

  • boats.

  • Other attacks on humans include Thomas Orde-Lees and Scottish explorer Gareth Wood, both of

  • whom were able to escape death.

  • Seals are also known to toy with penguins, chasing them around with no intention to eat

  • them.

  • The unusualgameends when the penguin escapes or dies from exhaustion.

  • 7.

  • Dolphin They may have saved the day in Jaws 3, but

  • there’s nothing heroic about these endearing marine mammals.

  • Along with humans, bottlenose dolphins are one of the only other species known to kill

  • for no reason, though that murderous instinct has yet to cause an outbreak of dead swimmers.

  • That’s not to say they haven’t had the taste of human flesh in the past, as an attack

  • in Brazil in 1994 left one man dead and another with a broken rib.

  • Another man off of Sherkin Island was said to have been purposefully pushed underwater

  • by a bottlenose that waslashing out.”

  • 6.

  • Blue-Ringed Octopus Ah, finally something adorable looking that

  • won’t slaughter you and your family.

  • The Blue-Ringed Octopus is a cute underwater dweller known for a beautiful design of blue

  • rings all over its body.

  • Found primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, this tiny Octopodidae is said to carry

  • enough venom to kill 26 full-grown adults in minutes.

  • Even worse than that is if youre bitten by them, you may not even know it until the

  • effects start to set in.

  • The toxic mix of tetrodotoxin, histamine, tryptamine, octopamine, taurine, acetylcholine,

  • and dopamine can cause respiratory depression, heart failure, total paralysis, and, of course,

  • death.

  • The only bright side is envenomation is rare and only 3 reported deaths have occurred.

  • 5.

  • Poison Dart Frog Thanks to scientific naming, the deadly nature

  • of this sweet little amphibian should come as no surprise.

  • There are different types of poison dart frogs, each one having its own level of toxicity.

  • The Dendrobatid you want to avoid would be the golden poison dart frog, known to have

  • enough venom to kill 10 adult humans.

  • So long as you avoid touching the colorful skin of these tiny creatures, you should be

  • fine, as the toxins are secreted through skin glands.

  • Curiously, poison dart frogs raised in captivity don’t show signs of toxicity, leading scientists

  • to believe that the frog concocts the deadly mix from its prey, such as ants and mites,

  • which are likely to be carrying plant toxins.

  • 4.

  • Pufferfish Arguably the cutest fish to be found in the

  • deep blue, the puffer fish is also one of the deadliest.

  • Oddly enough, though, the puffer seems to be at its deadliest after it is dead and turned

  • into a popular Japanese dish, fugu.

  • While still alive, puffer carry a tetrodotoxin that is used for protection.

  • Get stung by one of these Tetraodontidae and youre likely to have a bad final day alive,

  • but chances are this isn’t how youll become intoxicated.

  • Instead, it’s more likely that a human will die from a puffer after it has been killed,

  • mostly due to poor preparation that leaves behind the tetrodotoxin for ingestion.

  • Once poisoned, a person will likely vomit, suffer muscle paralysis, rapid heart rate,

  • and an inability to breathe.

  • Mortality rate is said to be between 10-50%, depending on sources, and there is currently

  • no antidote.

  • 3.

  • Slow Loris Theyre so cute that it’s almost impossible

  • to not want to take home one of these wide-eyed nocturnal primates, but doing so would be

  • potentially putting your life at risk.

  • Despite being illegal to actually own, the Slow Loris is also extremely deadly and is

  • known as being the most poisonous mammals in the world.

  • The Loris releases a toxin from its elbows of all places, takes it into its mouth, and

  • mixes it with saliva, creating a deadly bite that can lead to envenomation and anaphylactic

  • shock.

  • Even stranger, in 2013, researchers hypothesized that the Loris has evolved over time to mimic

  • cobras, from hissing to defensive swaying motions.

  • 2.

  • Chimpanzee Whether or not you think chimpanzees are cute,

  • we think theyre adorable; and as times have shown, theyre also deadly and deserve

  • a spot with these 9 other deceptive creatures.

  • In their natural habitat, chimps are believed to be naturally aggressive, a trait that doesn’t

  • seem to disappear entirely when domesticated.

  • As attacks like the well-known 2009 mutilation of Charla Nash by her best friend’s chimpanzee,

  • Travis, shows, these belligerent humanoids can be unpredictable and highly dangerous,

  • typically going for the face and hands during an attack.

  • 1.

  • Dogs Sorry, canine lovers, but according to cold

  • hard facts, an estimated 4.5 million people in the United States alone fall victim to

  • dog attacks.

  • Of those, about 20 or 30 result in fatality, so the next time youre snuggling up with

  • dear sweet Maxwell, just remember there’s a cold-blooded killer in there waiting for

  • the time to strike!

  • Okay, okay, canine lovers.

  • Calm down, I’m not serious.

  • Dogs aren’t naturally deadly, but theyre also not entirely innocent.

  • Whether provoked, rabid, trained, or just protecting their family, dogs can strike and

  • do some serious damage.

  • Breeds that are more commonly associated with being sweet but ferocious include Pitbulls

  • and Rottweilers, though don’t discount the super fluffy Chow Chows

  • and Huskies.

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    Caurora posted on 2016/10/22
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