(ORDO NEWS) — Here is a selection of seven cute, but very dangerous animals, a meeting with which can be deadly even for an adult and strong person.
Some wild animals have an extremely attractive appearance – most often, they seem cute to us because of their sad eyes and fluffy fur, so you just want to stroke or cuddle them.
Others may be interested in their unusual appearance. In any case, even if you really want to touch an unknown or little-known animal, it is better to refuse this idea, since it can be very dangerous.
It is found in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Asia, India and the Arabian Peninsula. It has a reputation as the most fearless animal in the world – honey badgers received such a title from the Guinness Book of Records.
The fact is that these cute but dangerous animals, despite their modest size, are able to attack crocodiles, antelopes and poisonous large snakes. Honey badgers weigh up to 10 kg and reach only 60 cm in length.
Honey badgers are considered very fearless and even aggressive animals that have almost no natural enemies. The very thick skin of these cute but dangerous animals cannot be bitten even by the teeth of predatory large cats and snakes. They defend themselves with strong forepaws with long claws and teeth
A primate species from Southeast Asia, relatively poorly studied until recently. These animals look very harmless and cute, but be careful if you meet this animal. The slow loris is one of the few venomous mammals that secretes a secret that can cause anaphylactic shock.
This cute beast is also very dangerous. Slow loris venom is secreted by glands on the forelimbs. The primate can smear it on their fur to scare off predators and parasites, and keep it in their mouths for a painful bite. Their poison can cause suffocation and death not only in small animals, but even in humans
Surprisingly pretty creatures that live in the eucalyptus forests of Australia. Their diet is not capable of providing a large amount of energy: koalas sleep quite a lot and generally lead a sedentary lifestyle.
However, an adult weighs between 9 and 14 kilograms and has long claws as well as sharp teeth and strong jaws. When necessary, cute but actually very dangerous koalas move extremely quickly and attack people and dogs if they feel unprotected.
Although the koala looks cute, in fact this animal is very dangerous – it has long claws, powerful jaws and sharp fangs. If they or their cubs are in danger, koalas can severely scratch the enemy or even bite off a limb
One of the most dangerous animals for humans in Africa. In length, these creatures can reach up to 5 meters and weigh up to 4 tons. According to the Bill Gates Foundation, hippos cause up to 500 deaths each year. These animals, although they may look cute, are nevertheless very dangerous.
Perhaps hippos seem cute, especially when they are doing what they love – lying in the fields. But do not forget that they are very dangerous animals – powerful jaws and sharp teeth allow them to simply bite the enemy
It would seem that harmless cute animals familiar to the eye, but human mortality from cows is five times higher than that from sharks.
Looking into the sad eyes of a cow, one wants to hug and comfort her. But this cute animal can be very dangerous. At least, because of their size and powerful hooves
Some freshwater snails arecarriers of trematodes – parasitic flatworms. In turn, it is trematodes that are considered the causative agents of schistosomiasis.
In sub-Saharan Africa, this tropical disease is the second leading cause of death after malaria, with more than 200,000 deaths reported annually. So be careful when handling these cute animals, they can carry dangerous parasites.
In fresh water, where these cute, but still dangerous animals live, human waste is often dumped. Parasites that live on the body of a snail multiply massively in dirty water
This large animal lives in the territories from Venezuela to the north and to Mexico, feeds mainly on ants and termites.
The size of the body makes this cute creature dangerous – anteaters reach 130 centimeters in length and weigh up to 40 kilograms – but its powerful and sharp claws are considered a real weapon. In case of danger, the anteater is able to tear a person to pieces with one wave of its paw.
The main weapon of anteaters is sharp and long (10 centimeters) claws. Animals even deliberately move in such a way that the claws do not touch the ground and do not become dull. With their claws in search of food, they destroy anthills, but if necessary, they can also use them for protection. So this cute animal is also very dangerous
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