Rub One Of These Animals the Wrong Way and You May Have Only Seconds To Live

8. pufferfish

The pufferfish is a big deal. Get too close and it will quickly remind you why.

While not the quickest at evading predators, the pufferfish relies on another tactic, inflating its stomach and sticking out spines on its skin to fend off danger.

Predators that do try to chomp will be met with an even nastier surprise. According to National Geographic, tetrodoxin in the pufferfish’s body is 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide.

Apart from giving the fish an acrid taste, it’s incredibly deadly, and no antidote exists.

Source: PxHere Pufferfish
Source: PxHere

7. Deathstalker

True to its name, the deathstalker scorpion isn’t the world’s most cuddly critter.

An adult deathstalker, reaching nearly 4 inches long, can snap its sting faster than most other scorpions on the planet. According to LiveScience, while it’s highly advised to keep your distance fro these deadly creatures, in examining them close-up, researchers have discovered that each scorpion has it’s own strike pattern.

The deathstalker’s is one of swift and deadly efficiency. Beware!

Learn more about the deathstalker scorpion in the video below.

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