Many of us are afraid of venomous animals. These are the violent creatures that are absolutely lethal. Some animals are quite small and they have innocent looks but they can make you dead and humans are unable to differentiate between their deadly nature and innocence. When we hear the sound venomous the first animal that came to the mind is a snake, even if there is non-venomous snake we get afraid. But not just snakes there are a variety of poisonous animal’s creatures you don’t know. Here is the list of top 5 most venomous animals in the world.
Top 5 Most Venomous Animals in the World
- Box jellyfish
The box jellyfish is the most venomous marine creature; by looks, it is innocently pretty. But I can tell you all that there are several species of box jellyfish and all of them are quite venomous. This creature is unique by its different characteristics such as they have about 60 tentacles with 16 feet long that have 5000 nematocysts that are used for injecting venom. Box jellyfish are transparent in by color and it blends with the color of water and then it is difficult to find. There is no anti-venom for the sting. It attacks the vital parts such as central nervous system, heart. The venom can cause brain hemorrhages.
- Blue Ringed Octopus
The blue-ringed octopus is as small as a golf ball. This is only 20cm in diameter. They are extremely venomous species. It produces 2 types of venom. One to catch the victim and second type of venom is tetrodotoxin which is deadly to humans also. The bite is not painful but in few minutes the victim would experience swallowing, nausea, dyspnea. There is no antidote and death can occur within 30 minutes.
- Deathstalker Scorpion
It contains the neurotoxin venom and among all the scorpion’s species, this has the most toxic venom. These Scorpios inhabit in desserts. The bite from a deathstalker scorpion is extremely painful and once bitten one develops fever, convulsions, coma, the victim drowns in their own fluid as their lungs fill up and paralysis occur and you just wish to die soon.
- Poison Dart Frog
It is the most venomous vertebrate in the world. Their habitat is the rainforests of South America. The species differ by color and pattern. The frog can kill up to 10 adult men as they have enough poison. They eat special types of arthropod insects and gain venom.
- King Cobra
At number one position on the top 5 most venomous animals in the world list, we have the longest poisonous snake King Cobra that can be18 feet in length. On single bite, they inject 5 times more amount of toxin. It can also kill African Elephant. They are very aggressive. They are extremely dangerous and can bite from large distances.