Who doesn’t love animals? Most of them, especially the ones that have also become our best friends in life, are the cutest things we have ever seen.
That is enough of a reason to think that all of them are lovely and innocent creatures. And it is true: cute but lethal creatures are a rare occurrence in nature.
Some of the most harmful animals usually have vivid colors or appear aggressive to alert you that they are dangerous.
Others, on the other hand, are deceptively charming, so you’d never suspect they’re violent and will murder you.
It isn’t a case of “if looks could kill,” since if that was so, their charm would be the only thing to be concerned about.
White like the snow, puffy, and completely dangerous. All bears, including the polar bears, are predatory.
They are rarely seen living near people, which is a good thing.
These creatures will hunt you for kilometers before grabbing and devouring you. Can it get any worse?
Yes, as you might still be alive when they start devouring you.
So, if you ever find yourself in the Arctic Pole, try to stay away from any polar bears you encounter.
It’s impossible to resist a slow loris’ kind gaze and loving temperament, but if you come across one, you should do your best to keep your distance.
While they appear to be harmless baby Ewoks, these violent creatures are extremely poisonous, and if they sense that they are being threatened, they can (and will) infuse their toxins in their saliva and hair to damage perceived attackers.
A raccoon will not normally hurt people, but the pathogens it carries are capable of doing so.
These garbage-eating mammals transmit illnesses you’ve heard of, like rabies and mites, as well as lesser-known, more serious diseases you might have never heard of, such as tularemia, toxocariasis, etc.
In case you are wondering, these diseases are as bad as they sound, and while it’s true that not everyone who happens to touch a raccoon will become infected, it is a risk that is not worth taking.
It is a universal acknowledgment that swans are amongst the loveliest animals on earth.
They are definitely the most romantic too, and when you are walking across a lake and see a group of swans gracefully swimming, you will most probably want to take a photo of it and perhaps gently touch it.
While it might seem like a good idea, it is not. Swans, like other wild creatures, see people as a threat.
If you offer them food, they will approach you, and once they are close enough, they will attack. Especially if you’re carrying food, they believe it is theirs.
Finally, even though the chances of being killed by a swan are little to none, getting attacked by many of them at the same time might be fatal if they are very aggressive.
Therefore, the best thing you can do is to simply stand back and gaze at them from a safe distance.
These cuties are so adorable that it’s easy to overlook the fact that they are still bears.
Sure, they eat mainly bamboo, but this is just part of their lifestyle. When provoked, they fight in the same way as any normal bear would.
They will attack you if they believe you are threatening them, and they will not stop until you are no longer a threat.
And yes, that means they might need to kill you to feel safe again.
What’s so frightening about a leaping, hairy creature carrying its infant in a pouch?
These creatures can undoubtedly be tamed. However, this does not mean that they cannot kill you.
Although kangaroos have no direct conflict with us, they do have a clash with our dog pets.
Should you take your dog on a stroll and come across one of these creatures, try to keep them at a safe distance from each other.
If you don’t do so, the kangaroo will attack your dog, and in your attempt to separate them, you might be the collateral damage.
Those who have seen an elephant up close can easily tell why the animal is so deadly.
Despite being portrayed in animation films such as Dumbo as a peaceful creature, the elephant is generally easily disturbed.
And because of its enormous size, all it needs to do to fix the issue is stomp on whatever is troubling it.
Those issues include the 500 people it kills approximately on a yearly basis.
While it is quite obvious that this animal would be mentioned in this article, some people are still hoping it might have a change of heart and not kill them.
Unfortunately, this is not the case with lions, even though there are exceptions where they have been somewhat tamed by their owners.
The king of the jungle is a lovely animal, but one that is nevertheless quite dangerous.
There’s a reason why it is holding that title of the King, and there is really not much you can do once they’ve decided they want you for supper.
Therefore, what you can do is be wise from the start and stay away from any lions you encounter when you are on a safari or in a zoo.
This isn’t your typical kitty cat; this enormous cat will murder you.
Speaking of kitty cats, there aren’t many people who are not swept by the beauty of a leopard.
These animals, with their magnetizing look and their cute appearance, do seem innocent, but they will kill you if you approach them.
As a matter of fact, leopards are thought to be more harmful to people than lions due to their unpredictable nature and exceptional hunting skills.
According to research done, these types of leopards are accountable for more human deaths in some regions of India than any other big animal combined.
There you have it! Cute, elegant, yet deadly, these 9 animals are some of the most deceiving ones on the planet.
While you might think that they are harmless, you should keep a safe distance from them if you want to stay alive. So watch, but do not touch!