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15 Most Frightening Animals!

  • Jun 6, 2011
I know there are some awesome lists already out there similar to this one, but I thought I'd share some animals that haven't gotten the same love and attention as the others. And just remember--they're animals, too, =P...ANIMAL EQUALITY!
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Anglerfish
The deep sea anglerfish is one of the most bizarre-looking fish in the sea. The fish uses an appendage above its head as a lure for prey. It also reproduces by biting into a female, thereby fusing their blood vessels and becoming one. So basically when girlfriend is ready to do the nasty, she's already got her man! And up to five others if she wants!...that's awesome...
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Blobfish
The blobfish inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. It's rarely seen by humans (thank goodness!) since they're found at depths where the pressure is several dozens of times higher than at sea level. But look at that face--he was so bummed the world didn't end on May 21st, 2011. Good thing it's been rescheduled!
3
Naked mole rat
This little fella, also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rat, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. They can move backwards as fast as they move forwards (dance lessons anyone?). But seriously, It just needs to get a Groupon at a nice spa and it'll look as good as new!
4
Goblin Shark

AHHHH!!!

Sorry, just had to let that out. The goblin shark is a deep sea shark with an unusually long snout and protusible jaws. So it's basically a real-life monster roaming our oceans. Who wants to go to the beach??
5
Aye-aye
Aye-aye caramba! The Madagascar native is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and dwells predominantly in forest canopies. Not surprisingly, the Malagasy people consider it to be a harbinger of death and misfortune (just look at it!). Although you have to agree it's got that kind of face that makes you think it would laugh hysterically at a joke.
6
Japanese Spider Crab
So how many legs does it take to scare you into a coma? SPIDER CRAB LEGS MANY!! It has the largest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to almost 13 ft. and weighing up to 41 lbs. They can live up to 100 years. That's right, they live long enough to give you, your kids, and your grandkids nightmares!
7
Mata Mata
OH NOOOOOOOS, what happened to you turtle? You don't look like the nice little pets I used to buy from Chinese vendors downtown for $5 (which included your nice little plastic home with pebbles and all). The mata mata is a freshwater turtle found in South America. Oh, and "mata mata" means "kill kill" in Spanish. Exactly.
8
Philippine Tarsier

Aww, look how delightfully frightened it looks...NOT! That's the stare of death before it pounces, rips your head off and starts gnawing on your dead carcass. Fortunately for you, all you have to do is pet it for a while and it'll perish within months. Yup, its kryptonite is good ol' TLC: tender love and CARESSING.
9
Star-nosed Mole
Hm, I can totally think of another part of the body as a name for this mole...The star-nosed mole is a mole found in eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States. Fun fact! It's the world's fastest eater The mole's sensory system is so highly calibrated, it can determine whether an encountered object is edible in as little as as 8 milliseconds–the limit of brain neuron speed. The entire process of identifying and consuming a tasty morsel can take as little as 120 milliseconds. I think we've got a Hot-Dog Eating champion in the making here!
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Is Anglerfish a delicacy?
Yes, I know what you're thinking--Johnny Depp would be the perfect voice-over for Disney's new film featuring the monkfish! He's already played a Wild West lizard, so he's totally qualified. There's not much to say about this guy other than it inspired the story of a sea monster called the sea monk because some idiots thought it looked like a monk centuries ago.
11
Sphynx Cat
What a wise-looking kitty! Despite its wrinkly-skinned exterior with laser beam eyes carrying the intent to maul your face to kingdom come, it's actually quite the affectionate companion (although it's probably because they're always freezing their asses off what with having no fur and all).
12
Giant Isopod
Okay, I'm pretty sure I saw that in Alien. These creatures are a prime example of deep sea gigantism. They're related to the woodlouse  and pillbug, neither of which are particularly harmful, so it's safe to assume that the giant isopod isn't either, right? HA HA HA Ha ha ha ha ha....
13
Giant Leaf-Tailed Gecko

WOW. It's got devil flame eyes and a freakishly large mouth. The giant leaf-tailed gecko is endemic to Madagascar and makes good use of their body as camouflage. It can detach its tail if caught in an altercation and grow a brand-spanking new one. Oh and if you disturb it while it's resting on a tree, it'll scream...(o.O)
14
Hickory Horned Devils
Oh it's a devil all right. This caterpillar might be a leaf-eater, but give it one questionable glance and it'll turn you into yesterday's news. See how its little arms are ready to box the bejeezus out of anyone brave enough to go up against it!
15
Wolf Spider
So I know this face isn't a stranger to anyone (just close your eyes at night and it'll appear instantly!), but it deserves a spot in this list for the terror it strikes in hearts everywhere. Though as menacing as it appears, the female carries its young (all bazillion of them) on its abdomen, so no one could accuse them of child neglect!

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June 14, 2011
The photography is quite good.
 
June 14, 2011
AWESOME list!! I love the sense of humor you put into it; loved reading this, and I'm glad I'm not anywhere near Madagascar. The Sphynx cat looks like he's inside out and I wouldn't dare go near a Philippine Tarsier; interesting stuff!!
June 14, 2011
Hah, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it, =].
 
June 08, 2011
I just cringed at some of these.  I wouldn't mind having that caterpillar around though.  I think it's actually kinda cute :)  This reminds me of my weirdest-looking animals list.  Weird AND frightening!
 
June 08, 2011
oh my....where am I in this list?! LOL!! excellent list!!
 
June 08, 2011
DUDE WARNING!!!!!!! Warn me before you post spider pics LOL i almost had a heart attack. I hate those buggers phobia. Anyways LOL while i found that shark SUPER SCARY that lizaed with the smiley face made me LMAO. Great List dude.
June 08, 2011
I like spiders....the centipedes though...Bbrrrrr.....LOL! Monk fish is so good to eat!!
June 08, 2011
Im not even kidding you I saw that wolf spider pic and now im all jumpy i just stepped on an eraser and i freaked out. LOL i need help
June 09, 2011
lol, thanks! Just put on "The Exorcist" and I guarantee you'll forget all about wolf spiders, =].
 
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