The Deadliest Animals on Earth – Ranked

Do you know which animals are the deadliest to humans? You might be surprised! Some of them may lurk in your own backyard. Check-out this countdown of the most deadly creatures on the planet.

#16 Scorpions – kill 3,300 per year

It is no surprise that the frightening scorpion is featured so low down on this list: it strikes fear in the hearts of so many people. This evil little creature lies in wait for its next victim and will then inject a deadly venom which will cause one of the most painful deaths imaginable.

So, the next time you are camping or going on an outdoor adventure, it would be highly advisable to look out for these deadly small creatures by searching in all those hidden, dark corners (such as shoes) to ensure that you are not its next victim.

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#17 Assassin Bugs – kill 9,000 per year

The name pretty much gives it away. Assassin bugs are killers and do this by causing Chagas disease. If you are bitten by an Assassin Bug, it will try to inject your blood with its highly lethal toxin.

These bugs often actively hunt for potential prey, even though they are so small. The venomous substance they inject affects your muscles, nerves, and tissues while the saliva of Assassin Bugs can even cause temporary blindness. A single bite from these bugs can be extremely painful .. at least you will definitely know if you have been bitten by one!

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#18 Freshwater Snails – kill 10,000 per year

How could a snail cause death, you may ask? After all, aren’t they even slower than turtles? Well, these creatures infect water with a parasitic disease known as Bilharzia.

If you happen to swim in waters with freshwater snails, you could easily become infected with this disease and suffer from blood in the urine, diarrhea, abdominal pain, liver or kidney damage, bladder cancer and eventually, death. So, what is the moral of the story?   Just avoid rivers or lakes where you think freshwater snails are living!

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