They’re cute, they’re cuddly and they’re killers. These creatures and critters could take you down while you’re too busy gawking at how cute they are.
Although it’s rare, otters have attacked humans, including a six-minute attack on a 96-year-old man in 2010. More commonly, otters are known for copulating with and drowning baby seals.
Although they may look cute and cuddly, polar bear murder seals by crushing their skulls with their teeth, then after feeding they wash their fur with water and ice so the blood doesn’t stain.
As cute as they may be, these aren’t your average pups. Dingoes rarely attack humans (they save their angst for other mammals) but one dingo attack on a 9-week-old baby is so famous it was made into a movie.
Chimpanzees are kind of like hairy, feces-flinging humans. Many villagers in Congo have been attacked by chimps, some even killed. Most notably, chimps pulled a 2-year-old girl off her mother’s back and attacked her.
Raccoons rarely kill humans, but the rabies virus they carry can. Raccoon attacks aren’t terribly uncommon and can result in serious injuries.
Millions of people have watched cute videos of slow lorises on the Internet, but very few know that they have a toxic bite.
Wolverines will attack whatever they have to, regardless of its size. Some of its prey includes adult deer, caribou and moose.
So beautiful, so graceful, so vicious. Swans are known to attack humans when defending their nests,even killing a 37-year-old man in 2012.
Although their aggression is mostly taken out on unsuspecting penguins, a diver was killed by a leopard seal after it dragged her underwater.
A yawning hippo may be cute, but if you ever see one you better run, fast. Thanks to their aggressive nature, hippos are known as the most deadly large animal in Africa. They can charge at speeds up to 25 mph, but luckily, they quickly get tired.
Sure, a few bottlenose dolphins have saved divers from sharks, but that’s only to make up for the fact that they kill their own kind for fun.
Although moose generally don’t kill people, their attacks can cause broken ribs and collar bones and they’ll attack without being provoked.
Despite their giant horns, goats are rarely taken seriously. One goat got revenge on its abusive owner and rammed him over a deck, another gored a hiker who was trying to get away.
Who hasn’t dreamed of riding an elephant? Should you attempt to fulfill that dream, it could turn into a nightmare. Elephants have charged through and destroyed villages. Although they’re herbivores, one elephant even ate the flesh of the 17 people it killed.
Lions are no joke, they’re called the “Kings of the Jungle” for a reason. Several lions have killed humans, most recently, one killed a worker at a wildlife sanctuary in California.