Top 10. The tiny animals that have enough poison to kill you

15.05.2013

Most people keep away from any snakes or large spiders that come our way. We have a kind of logic when it comes to animals, which tells us to "more = deadly." And in the case of, say, against the garden of the king cobra snake that argument is confirmed.

But often the truth is the opposite. Many animals compensate for their small size deadly poison, so that what may look like an ordinary snail, may in fact be the last thing you'll see in your life. Below are ten tiny but incredibly deadly animals.

10. Sonoran Coral Asp (Sonoran Coralsnake)

These snakes, which are relatives of the cobra live in the deserts of Mexico and southern United States. Despite the fact that they can grow up to 60 centimeters, they usually do not, and look much smaller and thinner than most other snakes. And in addition to the fact that they are very difficult to see because of their size, they also are nocturnal reptiles.

Luckily for us, they prefer to engage in cannibalism, eating almost exclusively by other snakes. But if you do decide to take one of them in your hand and play with it, be careful: their venom is a powerful neurotoxin that can paralyze your central nervous system.

9. Sinekolchaty octopus (Blue Ringed Octopus)

Sinekolchaty octopus inhabits the coastal waters of Australia, and its size reaches a colossal 10 inches. He usually brown or yellow in color, but when frightened, his blue ring light up the whole body.

However, despite the fact that it is a beautiful sight — do not touch it! This tiny beings have venom toxin, against which no antidote, and in an amount which is sufficient to kill 26 adults for several minutes.

8. Brazilian wandering spider (Brazilian Wandering Spider)

Named for the fact that this type of spider hunts its prey instead of whips network, the Brazilian wandering spider has been recognized since 2007 as a spider with the strongest poison in the world, and he is the spider responsible for most human deaths caused by a spider bite. Most victims die within an hour after their bit this spider.

Spider whose legs can span up to 10 inches, also known as the banana spider, as he likes to hide between the branches of a banana tree and jump from there to mine. In 2008, this spider was found in a container of bananas in the UK. He was caught with a pencil, as it is the best tool from the point of view of logic, to capture the most dangerous spider alive, before killing it humanely. And the word "humane" is meant "to hit with full force something big and heavy."

7. Palestine yellow scorpion (Deathstalker Scorpion)

Palestinian yellow scorpions live mainly in Africa and Asia in the dry, desert areas, they can grow up to 10 inches, but usually their size is about 5 inches. It is believed that they have the strongest and most painful of all the venom of scorpions in the world. Their venom can cause fever, convulsions, paralysis and death.

In general, it can be said of all the scorpions, the smaller their pincers, the more poison. Although most people probably would suggest the opposite, those scorpions, which are the owners of large ticks, can rely on the strength of their bite to get his message across, and small toxins need to protect themselves.

6. Wasp "Tarantulovy hawk» (Tarantula Hawk)

In fact, this is the type of wasps, and in North America lives tarantulovyh 15 species of hawks, which can grow up to 5 centimeters. They are so named for the fact that prey on tarantulas, stinging and paralyzing them. Then tarantulovy hawk in a spider lays eggs and buries him alive. When the eggs hatch the larvae, they eat the spider alive for 35 days.

So if you're not a tarantula, it's not what you should worry about. But that does not mean that it is not necessary to worry about the poisonous bite of the wasps, as its bite is considered the second most painful sting of the animal kingdom.

5. The Japanese giant hornet (Giant Japanese Hornet)

If you are horrified to read about the autumn in the preceding paragraph, then you have just heard about the huge Japanese Hornet. They grow up to 5 centimeters, about the same size as a wasp in the previous paragraph. Hornet venom begins to have effect immediately after the bite sting, reaching 6 millimeters in length. It simultaneously attacks and dissolves nervous system tissue. One such hornet can kill an adult, and anaphylactic shock is a very common side effect of such a bite.

Furthermore, this can bite hornet several times. In addition, if you still get bitten, you will be hard to run away and escape from repeated bites, because they fly at a speed exceeding 40 kilometers per hour. These hornets, killing 20 to 40 people each year in Japan, are responsible for the highest number of deaths from all animals living in the area.

4. Frog poison dart frogs

Dart frogs are among the most colorful animals in the world. Their coloring is intended to scare away potential predators, and is considered a cautionary color. Because of the bright colors, the predators will recognize the creature from which they were ill, and much sooner than in the case of being faded colors, so they are not likely to be attacked next.

Drevozalov size is approximately 5 cm, and their toxicity depends on their color. Listolaz terrible, for example, has enough venom to kill 10 adult males. Scientists believe that dart frogs get their toxins of poison plants or insects that they eat.

3. Cones (Cone Snails)

With the ability to produce 100 different types of toxins, the cones are among the most venomous creatures on the planet. Cones live mainly in Australia and hunt fish. For a successful hunt, they hide in the sand and wait for the fish swims over them. When they see the fish, they shoot up his spear through which they inject venom. It paralyzes the fish, which they then eat.

The man stung cone is likely not to be eaten, however, the survival rate after the bite of the cone is only 30 percent. The good news is that they can use their harpoon only one time, so you do not bite more than once. The bad news: once is usually enough for a person to be dead.

2. American Red harvester ants (Harvester Ant)

American Red harvester ant has the most toxic venom of all insects known at this time. Not surprisingly, one ant bite is not a serious threat to humans, but the ants have found a way to solve this problem. When one ant bites prey, it produces a pheromone that notifies you of what is happening all the ants in the vicinity. When they sense the pheromone, they slip to the ant that issued it, and instead of attacking the victim. Together, they can cause significant harm to people, and even death from their bites is not common, they do occur, mainly as a result of allergic reactions or anaphylactic shock.

1. Irukandji jellyfish (Irukandji Jellyfish)

Irukandji jellyfish the size of less than 2.5 centimeters. Most of us would not be suitable close to normal jellyfish, perhaps — would poke it with a stick, but if you somehow found one of these tiny jellyfish, then you probably just decide to drop it. But be careful, because despite its size, the Irukandji jellyfish is the most venomous creature on the planet. In fact — it was discovered more recently, after it bites are the cause of several human deaths. Although doctors believe they have found a treatment against its bite, this information is not confirmed yet.

Within a few hours or even minutes after the bite appear symptoms such as vomiting, headache, rapid heartbeat, and high blood pressure. This jellyfish venom is 100 times more powerful than cobra venom, and is 1000 times more powerful than the tarantula venom. Probably not even worth talking about, that this jellyfish found in coastal waters of Australia.

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