1. Human being - Almost 150 million to 1 Billion People are dead because of war till date.
Surprised? Don’t be. We human deserved this first spot, after all, what we have brought to this planet is devastation. Since 10,000 years, humans are killing each other. If we only totaled the death in war, it is more than 2.5 billion.
Even though, we considered ourselves as the most civilized and peaceful creature. We are still brutally assaulting each other in different ways.
A recent example in 2015, Paris encountered mass shooting, more than 130 were killed. Prior to that, we have encountered the United States 9/11 attack in twin tower, 2,996 people were killed.
Not just mankind, we are an increasing threat to other living creature. Human is responsible for global warming, forest destruction, and coral reefs. Most often, we, human act illogically and trying to annihilate the whole planet with the modern horrifying weapons such nuclear bombs.
2. Mosquito - A major source of Fatal disease like yellow fever, dengue fever, malaria.
One of the world’s smallest creatures with just three millimeters is the most dangerous creature after humans. It’s non-other than a mosquito, even tinier than the tsetse fly. This tiny creature has successfully retained the second spot due to the maximum amount of deaths each year.
Around more than 3,000 species of mosquito are found in the world. Mosquito is found in almost every corner of the world except Antarctica. Generally, a mosquito of Aedes, Anopheles, and Culex species are the primary trajectories of disease such as yellow fever, dengue fever, malaria, Chikungunya, encephalitis, elephantiasis, West Nile virus and Zika Virus.
According to World Health Organization, more than half of world is at risk from mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito bites result in the deaths of almost 1 million individuals each year.
3. Tsetse Fly - A major reason behind African sleeping sickness.
One of the most dangerous creatures on the earth, the tsetse fly is between 8 to 17mm in size. This is about the same size as the common house fly. Basically, tsetse is found in sub-Saharan countries such as the Sudan, Congo, and Angola.
This nasty blood-sucking creature is active during the warm hour. In fact, the real threat is it spread protozoan parasites called Trypanosomes. As this microscopic pathogen cause African sleeping sickness.
It causes neurological and meningoencephalitis symptoms that include disturbance in sleeping, change in behavior and poor health condition, eventually, it causes sickness. Moreover, it can even kill the person, if reckless or left untreated.
To prevent infection, prefer neutral color clothes and avoid bright and dark color clothes as it gets attracted to them. During the daytime avoid bushes and use Permethrin-treated gear if you are in the remote area. While there is no vaccine available, so stay safe and follow the above instructions.
4. Saltwater crocodile - Most Aggressive and largest Reptiles in the World
Saltwater crocodile is often considered as more dangerous than Nile crocodile. This fearsome reptile is short-tempered, aggressive, and easily provoked. Saltwater crocodile is found in Indo-pacific province, some parts of India, Vietnam and northern Australia.
Generally, these aggressive crocs are 23 feet longs and weigh more than a ton. Each year more than a hundred peoples became the prey of this ferocious killer that is more than sharks killed annually. They can survive in both fresh as well as salt water and are good swimmers.
One bite of this giant crocodile is 3,700 pound per square inch (Psi) of pressure. It uses death roll technique to kill its prey. If you are still taking it lightly then try your hand in 200 Psi, that’s just five percent of this beast crocodile’s jaw.
5. Black mamba - Fastest and deadliest venomous snake possessing neurotoxic and cardio toxin venom.
Fastest and deadliest, Black mamba is even more dangerous than king cobra. Black mamba is best known for its speed, 12.5 miles per hour. Generally, it is found in eastern and southern Africa and savannas.
This deadly mamba can grow up to 14 feet long. Black mamba doesn’t attack until and unless it is threatened. But, when they do, they stab repeatedly and delivers enough amount of neurotoxic and cardiotoxin venom, that is enough to kill ten men.
If the victim doesn’t receive the anti-dose within less than 30 minutes, s/he may lose her/his life. The bite of this deadliest creature is almost 100% lethal. If you are planning a safari in savanna then be careful.
6. Pufferfish - The second most poisonous vertebra on the planet
Pufferfish is the second most poisonous vertebra on the planet after Golden arrow dart frog. It is also known as blowfish. Without a doubt, pufferfish is considered as the most dangerous as they deliver neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin.
Mostly pufferfish are found in the tropical sea. If you are planning to have Pufferfish for dinner then avoid its skin, muscle tissue, liver, gonads, and kidneys, as it contains tetrodotoxin. This fish is highly risky and is death threat in countries like Japan, as they considered a rare food known as fugu.
Only highly trained and licensed chef is allowed to prepare Pufferfish. Even then, every year people are accidentally dying from indigestion. The tetrodotoxin is 12,000 times more dangerous than cyanide. It can cause deadening of the tongue and lips, vomiting, suffocation in breathing and even paralyze the muscles. If left untreated, people may certainly die.
7. Box Jellyfish - One stings from Box Jellyfish can kill a person within 4 minutes.
Mostly found in Indo-pacific waters of northern Australia, Box Jellyfish is considered as the most venomous sea animal by National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. These invisible vertebrates move at the speed of about five miles per hour.
The namesake cubic frames of this kind contain 15 tentacles. Each of those tentacles grows about 10 feet long, all of those are lined with stinging cells, called nematocysts. Toxins are found in these nematocysts; as a result, it can cause heart failure, damage skin cells and hit the nervous system.
The venom is intoxicating and devastating that every year, more than hundreds of people become the victim of Box Jellyfish. People who have crossed the path this transparent vertebrate have been found drowned and also found dead due to heart failure.
Even if the survivor gets the antidote, they may still suffer the pain for more than a week and bears horrible scars from its deadly tentacles.
8. Golden Poison Dart Frog - Golden Dart Frog Poison’s called batrachotoxin can kill 20,000 mice, or 100 adult human.
The Golden Poison Dart Frog is mostly found in northern South America. They are large, bright in color are dangerous to humans. These golden frogs are especially available in Colombia’s Pacific coast. They can grow up to two inches long.
Generally, this poisonous creature delivers batrachotoxin that is highly toxic. Just one frog is enough to kill ten men. Its poisonous glands are located underneath its skin. It means a mere touch can cause a serious problem.
The Golden poison dart frogs are on the verge of extinct due to deforestation. Even though, if you encountered them somewhere while hiking, just beware and don’t dare to touch them.
9. Cone Snail - If this snail bites, you only have time to smoke a cigarette.
Most often found in warm water in the region of Caribbean, Hawaii, and Indonesia. These creatures are highly recognized for their white and brown marbled shells. If you are dying to see them then you can find them near a coral reef, the depth of shore, and rocky foundations.
Do not dare to touch them as their harpoon-like teeth contain complex venom. They are 4 to 6 inches long and are one of the most venomous snails. Its harpoon teeth are capable enough to penetrate the skin, gloves or wetsuits.
Its venom contains several different compounds and its composition varied from one species to another. If you see them just get away as there is no antivenin. The toxic stops the communication between nerve cells, as a result, causes paralysis. If this snail bites, you only have time to smoke a cigarette.
10. Cape Buffalo - For its aggressive behavior, they are known as Black Death
The Cape buffalo is large African bovine, found in sub-Saharan Africa. Around 900,000 are found and are comparatively mild species when left alone. They often prefer to travel in a herd. If you are traveling to savanna for safari then don’t even dare to tease them or their calf or else you may lose your life.
For its aggressive behavior, they are known as Black Death. They are reportedly responsible for taking the life many visitors and hunters. Not only human, but they are also a threat to other animals. They are about 6 feet tall and weigh a ton.
They can chase their prey at the speed of 35 miles per hour. They don’t even hesitate to attack vehicle as they are a deadly beast with their horn.