We covered a lot of animals on Listverse before, but this is our first list of badass animals. These are not necessarily dangerous or scary creatures – but they all have one thing in common: they are quite unique. The criteria for this list: the animal must be alive (ie no dinosaurs), and it must be great. Without further ado, the ten living creatures more badass.
The Komodo dragon is the largest living species of lizard, growing to an average length of 2 to 3 meters (6.6 to 9.8 ft) and weighing about 70 kg (150 lb). Their unusual size is attributed to island gigantism, since there are no other carnivorous animals to fill the niche on the islands where they live. Although attacks are very rare, Komodo dragons have been known to attack humans, five people have been killed since 1974. One of the most recent attacks in 2007 was attributed to environmentalists who protested for sacrifices of goats stopped. Komodo dragons are very intelligent and can recognize different humans. They also play with toys like humans and (mostly) behave obediently when in captivity. The most amazing (and badass) characteristic of Komodo dragon is the female can lay eggs that hatch without being fertilized by a male (this is called parthenogenesis).
Giant African Land Snail
The giant African snail is so tough and big as to eradicate it, people employ the use of flamethrowers. Lately, the snails were kept as pets, but they are illegal to possess in some countries, including the United States. Snails are easy to maintain and, when bred in captivity, are unlikely to lead to parasites. They are hermaphrodites that produce eggs and sperm, but then they are able to reproduce asexually, they usually do mate with other giant snails. Oh – and snails like to drink beer because the yeast stimulates their growth.
Flying snakes are mildly venomous, but they are considered harmless because their toxicity is not dangerous to humans. But while it may be harmless, this snake has an amazing ability that makes them both tough and horrifying. He is able to take from one place to another while sliding in the sky. Arriving at the end of the branch of a tree, the snake continues moving until its tail hangs from the end of the branch. He then makes a J-shaped curve, leans forward to select the incline, he wants to go to control its flight path, as well as select a landing zone. He then propelled by pushing his body up and away from the tree, sucking in his stomach, flaring his ribs to transform his body into a “wing concave nickname.” Flying Snakes are able to glide better than flying squirrels and other animals slipping, despite the absence of limbs, wings or other shaped projection wings, gliding through the forest and jungle, he lives with the length being as large as 100 m .
The frilled shark is a species of sharks living fossil that looks like a hideous giant eel, but is actually a shark. January 21, 2007, the staff Awashima Marine Park in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo, was alerted by fishermen to a ‘strange eel-like fish with razor sharp teeth. “The fish was identified as a female frilled shark 1.6 m pregnant and was captured by park staff who feared that the shark appeared to be unhealthy. They were out of the water and put it in a salt water tank where they filmed and took pictures of him. The shark died a few hours after his capture. The frilled shark is sometimes considered a living partly because the species has changed little since prehistoric fossil.
Shocking Pink Dragon Millipede
Millipedes can be very dangerous creatures, but the shocking pink dragon millipede takes the cake for his wickedness. This millipede shoots cyanide his mouth. It is a spiny and toxic millipede aptly named for its bright pink color. These adult millipedes are approximately 3 cm long and live in the open air on leaf litter. Because of their ability to create cyanide, centipedes smells of almonds (common cyanide).
Despite their name, the mantis shrimps are neither shrimp nor mantids, but receive their name purely from the physical resemblance to both the praying mantis and the shrimp. These creatures are sometimes called “thumb splitters” because their claws are strong enough to split human appendages. These highly intelligent creatures are often monogamous and they get to know and interact regularly with their neighbors. Mantis shrimp also has the best view in the animal world with 16 different types of photoreceptors (against four males) But -. what really makes these creatures badass is their ability to get out of aquariums by smashing the glass with their claws He has a shot. stronger than a .22 caliber pistol fist.
Giant Amazonian Centipede
Giant Amazonian Centipede can reach more than a foot in length. It is carnivorous, feeding on lizards, frogs, birds, mice and even bats can catch in full flight! It is also known to tackle tarantulas. The centipede has modified claws called claspers which curve around its head and can deliver venom into its prey. The extremely potent venom, containing acetylcholine, histamine and serotonin (pain mediators), proteases and cardiodepressant factor is toxic to humans and causes severe swelling, chills, fever and weakness . However, although bites are painful, they are unlikely to be deadly – and yet it is a creature, I do not want contact. In the video above you can see the centipede catching a bat in the air.
The 2007 edition of Guinness World Records lists the cassowary as the world’s most dangerous bird. Normally cassowaries are very shy but when disturbed can lash out dangerously with their powerful legs. During the Second World War, American and Australian troops stationed in New Guinea were warned to stay away from birds. They are capable of inflicting fatal injuries to an adult human. Usually, attacks are the result of provocation. Wounded or cornered birds are particularly dangerous. Cassowaries, deftly using their surroundings to conceal their movements, have been known to out flank organized groups of human predators. Cassowaries are considered one of the most dangerous animals to keep in zoos, based on the frequency and severity of injuries to trainers.
The Humboldt squid is a large predatory squid found in the waters of the Humboldt Current in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. This squid hunt in packs up to 1200 and use their ability to rapidly change color to communicate with each other. Scientists believe they are highly intelligent and use complex communication. Each tentacle is covered with cups filled with razor sharp teeth, which they use to drag their prey with their beaks. Often they quickly approach the prey with ten extended forward conical-like appendages. Arriving within striking distance, they will open their eight arms swimming and capture and extend two long tentacles covered in sharp ‘teeth to catch their prey and pulling it back into a beak like a parrot, which can easily cause dramatic lacerations to human flesh. The whole process takes place in a few seconds. To make matters worse, these creatures like humans hunting – they do it very often and fisherman in the region have at least one or two friends who have been eaten by a pack of these monsters.
The immortal jellyfish (Turritopsis nutricula) must be an element of this list due to the fact that it is immortal. This is not hyperbole – it really is immortal. After reaching sexual maturity, this jellyfish is able to reverse the aging process and become a polyp. The ability to reverse the life cycle is probably unique in the animal kingdom, and allows the jellyfish to bypass death, what makes nutricula Turritopsis of biologically immortal. Laboratory tests have shown that 100% of the samples returned to the polyp stage.
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