9 Frightening Facts About The World's Scariest Animals

The golden poison dart frog (Phyllobates terribilis) is small, but don't be fooled! Its toxin-coated skin paralyzes victims' nerves and muscles, killing them.

1. This frog will kill you with a single touch.

Cape buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) are unpredictable and deadly. That with their strength and durability may kill victims instantly. If you notice one peeping at you through the African savanna grasses.

2. This species doesn t get the nickname Black Death for nothing.

Eight horned lizards (Phrynosoma) can target and discharge blood via their eyes. They limit blood flow to their head until pressure ruptures their eyelid vessels.

3. There are lizards that can literally squirt blood from their eyeballs.

If you thought your family was wacky, wait. The dominant female meerkat (Suricata suricatta) in a tribe controls breeding and kills non-hereditary young to ensure her own offspring's survival.

4. Meerkats are actually baby-killing beasts.

Australia's northern waters are home to the biggest box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri), which may induce cardiac arrest.

5. Australia is home to possibly the most venomous marine animal in the world.

Although gorgeous, cone snails (Conus gloriamaris) have one of the world's most severe and deadly stings. Paralysis and respiratory collapse might result from their harpoon.

6. One slip of the foot and you re dead with these venomous snails.

Yes, you read correctly. Cow-kicking kills more humans each year. Cows reportedly graze in the same direction worldwide. What a conspiracy hypothesis! (That s scary).

7. You re more likely to be killed by a cow than a shark.

It is common for female black widow spiders to consume their male mate during the mating process.

8. A hungry female black widow + mating = cannibalism.