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10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:33am On Oct 16, 2017
Honey Badger


The honey badger looks like it could be related to a cute little skunk . Don’t let its size fool you, though. It is a vicious, small carnivore that lives in the deserts of South Africa and Botswana. It has a reputation for being the most fearless animal in the world.

These animals are about the size of a small dog but have been known to eat crocodiles, antelope, and venomous large snakes such as cobras and black mambas. Honey badgers will dig into burrows after prey and climb tall trees to raid a nest of baby birds.


Not much will readily tangle with these dangerous predators. Lions , spotted hyenas, and leopards tend to kill only older and weaker honey badgers.

http://listverse.com/2017/10/16/10-animals-that-dont-look-dangerous-but-are-actually-deadly/

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:34am On Oct 16, 2017
Koalas

Everyone knows how adorable these animals are. However, contrary to popular belief, koalas are not bears. They are marsupials, which means that the young grow in the pouch of their mother until the offspring are large enough to be self-sufficient.

Koalas are indigenous to Australia, where they live in the eucalyptus forests and survive primarily on eucalyptus leaves. Their diet does not provide them with much energy, so they sleep a lot.

This behavior makes them appear nonthreatening. However, a full-grown koala weighs 9–14 kilograms (20–30 lb) and has long, sharp claws as well as sharp teeth and strong jaws. They have been known to move quickly and attack people or dogs if they feel cornered or threatened

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:35am On Oct 16, 2017
Red Panda

Don’t let the cute, fluffy look of the red panda fool you. This is an animal that you do not want to cuddle with. The red panda (aka firefox) is a vicious
predator . It is generally solitary, but there are a couple of exceptions to the rule.

First, young red pandas grow relatively slowly, so they stay with their mothers for over a year. Second, red pandas have short relationships during the annual breeding season. When they hunt in packs, they have been known to take down and devour animals much larger than themselves.
The average size of a red panda is around 64 centimeters (25 in) long.

They have razor-sharp teeth and claws that can rip through flesh like butter. In the wild, red pandas can only be found in the temperate forests of the Himalayan foothills. They rely on small patches of bamboo to survive.

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:36am On Oct 16, 2017
Geographic Cone Snail

The beautiful, intricately patterned, brown-and-white shells of the geographic cone snail make them highly prized by shell collectors, but this is one snail you do not want to touch. The geographic cone is also known as Anbonia because it was discovered in the Indonesian Gulf of Anbonia.

The creature is native to the reefs of the Indo-Pacific. It grows 15 centimeters (6 in) long and has incredibly toxic venom that can cause
paralysis instantly. Otherwise, its prey—small fish—would swim off to die and leave the slow-moving snail with nothing to eat.

Several humans have also died from the venom, which is a complex mixture of many toxins. In fact, of the 500 known species of cone snails, the geographic cone snail is considered to be the most venomous.

This creature delivers its venom through a harpoon-shaped tooth which is pushed out from its extendable proboscis. With no antivenin for the sting of the geographic cone, the only treatment is to keep the victim alive until the toxins lose their effectiveness.

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:37am On Oct 16, 2017
Pufferfish

The adorable face and colorful scales of the pufferfish make them endearing to look at. They can fill their bodies with air and blow up to appear larger to ward off predators.

Even though they are not deadly to the touch, they are very poisonous if eaten.
Most pufferfish contain a harmful substance that causes them to taste bad and can kill other fish. For humans, it’s even worse. The poison in one pufferfish can kill 30 human adults, and there is no known antidote .

In Japan, pufferfish are an expensive delicacy known as fugu, which must be prepared by licensed fugu chefs. Even still, there are a few human deaths every year

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:39am On Oct 16, 2017
Golden Poison Dart Frog

This tiny, beautiful amphibian lives in the rain forests of Colombia and is extremely toxic. At 5 centimeters (2 in) long, one golden poison dart frog contains enough venom, which is secreted from the skin, to kill 10 men.

In Colombia, the native Embera people use this venom on the tips of their blowgun darts when they go hunting. In fact, this gave the species its name. Just one touch or bite of the golden poison dart frog will cause a quick death.

The frogs’ bright colors—which range from yellow to orange to bright green—alert predators to the danger. There are over 100 poison dart frog species, but the golden poison dart frog is one of the largest.

They are abundant in the small area of
rain forest in which they live. However, this species is endangered due to the decimation of the rain forest. Scientists are also interested in saving this animal from extinction because the frog’s toxin may be used someday as a painkiller.

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:40am On Oct 16, 2017
Cape Buffalo

The Cape buffalo is extremely territorial and holds a grudge if you hurt it or one of its family members. These creatures live in Africa and have killed more hunters there than any other animal. With their superior memories, Cape buffalo have ambushed hunters who injured them as long as years later.

Studies by Dr. John Conde show that the strength of a Cape buffalo equals four times that of an ox. So the buffalo has the ability to turn a car on its side and kill lions. These nasty buffalo have even killed lion cubs in retaliation for an attack by an adult lion. This is one animal that you do not want to mess with

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:41am On Oct 16, 2017
Tsetse Fly

Who would have ever thought that a tiny
fly could hurt you or even cause death? Well, the tsetse fly is one you definitely want to watch out for. These annoying bugs are found in Africa, and if they bite you, it can cause sleeping sickness (aka African trypanosomiasis).

Symptoms include high fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and headache. Over time, the central nervous system is affected, which causes psychiatric and sleep disorders, seizures, and coma . If not treated, the disease can also cause death.
No vaccine or medicine can prevent African trypanosomiasis.

The best course of action is to prevent the flies from biting by avoiding brightly colored clothing. Wear neutral colors that cover exposed skin. You should also use sleep in an air-conditioned or screened room and use insect repellent

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:43am On Oct 16, 2017
Blue-Ringed Octopus

This amazingly beautiful species of
octopus is considered one of the most deadly animals in the sea. The venom of a blue-ringed octopus is contained in its saliva and is similar to the deadly toxin found in a pufferfish. These octopuses inhabit the waters in Australia and the eastern Indo-Pacific and are common in areas where people like to swim.

This results in humans being bitten several times a year. The bites are so subtle that some victims don’t even realize that anything has happened. Yet.
The effects show within minutes as the victim experiences the feeling of “pins and needles” and numbness.

The muscles become progressively weaker, and the victim has trouble swallowing and breathing. The person can also experience visual disturbances, difficulty in speaking, and nausea and vomiting.

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by RoyalBlak007: 10:44am On Oct 16, 2017
Kayan Loris

The Kayan loris (aka slow loris) is a
nocturnal primate that is closely related to the lemur. Kayan lorises are extremely adorable. They have big, baby-like eyes and beautiful soft fur that just begs to be petted, but one touch could be your last.
As Kayan lorises are nocturnal, they were not studied closely until recently.

They are the only known venomous primates and have very toxic bites. Their venom will cause anaphylactic shock and kill if left untreated.

They live in the central-east highland area of Borneo and are named for the Kayan, a major river there. They are also an endangered species. The discovery of this new species suggests that more are yet to be found in the Borneo jungles and on the surrounding islands.

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by Ritajovy(f): 10:57am On Oct 16, 2017
So informing!
Thank you!

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by NwaAmaikpe: 12:11pm On Oct 16, 2017
shocked

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RT.HON CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI.

He is a politician extraordinaire, a man who fears no foe or discard friends.
He is a believer in due process and the rule of law and most importantly the supremacy of the Legal system as the hope for the common man.


Though he looks calm, Rotimi Amaechi won't hesitate to give it to you hot when you ask for it.
President Jonathan learnt this the hard way when he tried intimidating him using the Federal might.
This costly mistake of GEJ cost him his reelection in 2015 and brought in the dullard Buhari.

Buhari didn't hesitate to bring the Lion onboard to give his administration the strength and defence it so badly needed.

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by Realfitbody: 12:11pm On Oct 16, 2017
This tiny, beautiful amphibian lives in the rain forests of Colombia and is extremely toxic. At 5 centimeters (2 in) long, one golden poison dart frog contains enough venom, which is secreted from the skin, to kill 10 men.

I believe this one is the deadliest of them all.

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by Infajay(m): 12:12pm On Oct 16, 2017
The Almighty creativity at its best..
Nature is wonderful

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by InwehAkpevwe(m): 12:12pm On Oct 16, 2017
Op, u 4got to put some women... Lemi come and be going b4 der wil com and bash me

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by Vicvalentine: 12:13pm On Oct 16, 2017
Omo , dem look dangerous oooooo.

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by Abbotp: 12:13pm On Oct 16, 2017
na waa...God self create
Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by madjune: 12:13pm On Oct 16, 2017
What of Lalas snakes?

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by Nobody: 12:13pm On Oct 16, 2017
This list is not complete without including Mankind.
They can be innocent looking but what they are capable of doing to other humans and the universe at large is better left unimagined.

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by businessman7(m): 12:14pm On Oct 16, 2017
The only fire fox I know was Mozilla op what's this

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by tasceige(m): 12:14pm On Oct 16, 2017
oh!!!

That last animal though.. enough to make a meme

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by Iscoalarcon: 12:14pm On Oct 16, 2017
Nadawo fa cool

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by stillseth: 12:15pm On Oct 16, 2017
I'm sure Lala would be disappointed that snake no make the list

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by deepwater(f): 12:15pm On Oct 16, 2017
lol
Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by correctguy101(m): 12:16pm On Oct 16, 2017
RoyalBlak007:
Honey Badger


The honey badger looks like it could be related to a cute little skunk . Don’t let its size fool you, though. It is a vicious, small carnivore that lives in the deserts of South Africa and Botswana. It has a reputation for being the most fearless animal in the world.

These animals are about the size of a small dog but have been known to eat crocodiles, antelope, and venomous large snakes such as cobras and black mambas. Honey badgers will dig into burrows after prey and climb tall trees to raid a nest of baby birds.


Not much will readily tangle with these dangerous predators. Lions , spotted hyenas, and leopards tend to kill only older and weaker honey badgers.


http://listverse.com/2017/10/16/10-animals-that-dont-look-dangerous-but-are-actually-deadly/

So even King Lion dey dodge if he see a dashing young able bodied [strikethrough] Demon [/strikethrough] honey badger ?

Tiri gboza to honey badgers

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by Goddygee(m): 12:17pm On Oct 16, 2017
Dat honey badger though... Samson of animal kingdom, I watched it sometimes on Nat. Geo wild if u see d way d animal grab life cobra pieces am ehh... fear catch me sef

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by prodiG(m): 12:17pm On Oct 16, 2017
RoyalBlak007:
Cape Buffalo

The Cape buffalo is extremely territorial and holds a grudge if you hurt it or one of its family members. These creatures live in Africa and have killed more hunters there than any other animal. With their superior memories, Cape buffalo have ambushed hunters who injured them as long as years later.

Studies by Dr. John Conde show that the strength of a Cape buffalo equals four times that of an ox. So the buffalo has the ability to turn a car on its side and kill lions. These nasty buffalo have even killed lion cubs in retaliation for an attack by an adult lion. This is one animal that you do not want to mess with
So if you kill the pikin or wife the Papa go dey mark you like Ngolo Kante?
After reading this, hunters will be like. This Buffalo....

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Re: 10 Animals That Don’t Look Dangerous But Are Actually Deadly by Kaybaba5(m): 12:17pm On Oct 16, 2017
CUTE AND DEADLY ANIMALS..........................

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