Top 10 Scariest Animals on Earth

The Top Ten
1 Human Humans are not exactly wild animals, but they are not domesticated either. Humans are proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white.

Most scary because people decide to to bad without a justification. We have prejudices, and one of the only two species that hunt for fun (the other being cats).

Scary because of narcissism, prejudice, and violence. People have done so much damage to the planet throughout history, from slavery to genocide to over-pollution. And the effects of these atrocities, even if they have ended, have been long-lasting.

I get that posting here is to support an opinion, but I have to say something about this topic. People assume that other people have invented devastating weapons, caused pollution, and killed animals, so all humans are evil. Do you think you are a better person for saying all humans are evil? No, you aren't. Humans kill an animal for food, and everyone gets mad. A hippo literally rips a crocodile in half, and no one bats and eye. A lot of people are stupid enough to believe that since we have a small percentage of our population who create superweapons and own factories that cause pollution, all homo sapiens are evil. Think about how many humans are actually evil before you try to bash an entire species.

Yeah I totally agree that the scariest creatures out there are our own kind, human-beings. It's sad, but true. It's like a zombie apocalypse, everyone is trying to stay alive and keep other's safe and just like in The Walking Dead more people are afraid of the other humans rather than the zombies everywhere. Then everyone wants power and to be in charge just like The Walking Dead. We kill other animals for fun and other humans as well. And people care more about making money then other's health and would rather sell them something they know is bad for them just for money. This entire world had been screwed up by humans and I wish we just worked together instead of always going against one another.

2 Shark Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Sharks have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.

They are scary, but here is the thing the few species of shark that eat humans don't really eat us and are not really violent with us because all they are doing, I'm not saying it is okay but they bite us to see what taste we are and what animal we are! Humans kill more sharks than they kill us, we kill 1000s sharks kill less than 80 per year...

Sharks are actually misunderstood. They wouldn't necessarily hame you. They are very majestic and graceful creatures. They only mistake you as a seal or other prey they eat. It's only a matter of misunderstanding between humans and the sharp teethed beasts. Yes, some sharks are aggressive such as the tiger shark, bull shark, and the great white shark but that's just their instinct. Instinct: survive no matter what it takes. I used to be terrified of sharks and wouldn't take a step in the ocean but they have grown on me. Sharks attack when we go into THEIR territory. They defend themselves because they see us as an intruder.

You need to be more specific. What kind of shark are you talking about? Reef sharks and other small sharks are actually pretty cute, and guess what else? They can't hurt you! However, Great White Sharks do eat people every once in a while (about 2 each year), but it is purely accidental. You look like seals to them, and they LOVE seals. Either way, more people get struck by lightning each year than those who get eaten by sharks, and you can live through both of them, so it would be extremely painful. I think humans and the Earth's natural power are by far scarier. I can assure you right now that none of the people who have commented on 'sharks' will not get eaten or attacked in any way by a shark.

All the animals on this list except humans are all misunderstood they all are trying to make a living. Animals are here for a reason and that reason is to keep the natural balance a balance do you all understand or are you a bunch of maggots that will harm the natural balance.

3 Spider

Sometimes I imagine what I'd do if millions of spiders the size of dogs would suddenly break in through the wall and wherever I run, they follow. They make me sick to my stomach, because I had a scary encounter with a spider when I was a little girl. I used to sleep without a shirt on and I woke up to long, thin spider legs radiating out of my belly button. I was so scared I didn't even dare to breathe too much. I tried to figure out what to do but I had no idea. Fortunately the spider didn't take long before it crawled out. I tried to offer it a corner of my blanket to make him stop crawling around on my and the second it was on the blanket I jumped up in disgust. I know spiders can crawl on you while you're asleep, but why in there? I could never sleep without a shirt on and I had horrible nightmares about spiders crawling inside my belly button and laying eggs. That was so awful.

It really depends on the kind of spider. Common house spiders can be easily dealt with, but black widow spiders' bites can cause severe muscle aches and nausea as well as death

Spiders aren't even scary, the small ones are cute and the bigger ones... are still creepy, but rarer. Even though most spiders have venom, only a few of them are dangerous to humans and generally live in jungles and deserts, so they are much of a problem in urban areas.

Ok, I'm not scared of teeny-tiny spiders but I'm terrified of giant spiders! Even the little toy tarantulas creep me out! But snakes? Come on! They're adorable! And sweet! I've held one at the pet store and it was so nice! It just sat on my shoulders and chilled there. It also did some investigating in my pockets which I thought was really cute!

4 Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.

Snakes are awesome and beautiful! They are very unique, fascinating creatures. They are not evil. Only a portion of snakes are venomous. Most common snake species like garter snakes, green snakes, and rat snakes are completely harmless. They are among the most biodiverse animals on the planet, and very intriguing. Even in the way they move is interesting, using their powerful belly muscles to slither. I have a pet snake, he's a corn snake and his name is Memphis. He isn't a dangerous beast who can one day snap and kill me. He's just another harmless little snake who wants to live out his days in peace, exploring his terrarium and eating some mice. Snakes are the best!

PLEASE READ: Not all snakes are "dangerous" and "evil". As someone who owns a snake and has spent years researching them, I can assure that while you shouldn't go chasing snakes, many snakes, including wild snakes, are completely harmless. They have no need to bite humans unless they feel threatened. After all, its not like they can fit us in their mouths. And snakes aren't always disgusting. While wild snakes carry many diseases, the same could be said for the human hand. Please educate yourself before you hate and fear these wonderful animals!

I mean, just find a ball python, garter snake or corn snake. They are small and domestic ones can learn to tolerate/enjoy being handled. While it takes a bit, if a snake is near its owner or is with them for a while, it will actually move around them/be social. They won't do that for strangers, generally might just curl up into, well, a ball. Ball python.

Snakes make great pets and yeah you don't wanna mess with an anaconda, king cobra, or boa constrictor (fun fact: boa constrictors are legal pets), unless you go chasing a 5 meter long snake that weighs 250 pounds, you should be fine.

Snakes are deadly! Some snake venom can dissolve flesh, blind you, cause bleeding internally and externally, etc. etc. They're not evil but it doesn't mean they're not dangerous.

5 Crocodile Crocodiles or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

They are very intelligent reptiles. Just like the shark, you go into their territory or you do something that provokes them. These large reptiles have lived for millions of years. And I'm talking like back when the dinosaurs were alive. They are very powerful and scary looking but if you respect their space and let them be, then you learn to admire them more than fear them.

They scare me every time when I go to the beach at Florida, with such a powerful bite (the strongest), this thing will never let go of you, it must be painful. Please help me, though the nice side of crocodiles, they are really caring mothers, just watching a mother caring for her babies just makes all of the scariness of a crocodile go away, except when you stop watching it.

No. Don't play dead, they'll eat you. People, don't listen to him, run straight because it's a myth to run zig zag. Also get around a tree or large boulder if you're bad at climbing.

If you get caught by an alligator in water, it pulls you under the water, flips you around, then chews you apart while drowing! I honestly think that is as bad as burning alive.

6 Scorpion

I live in Tasmania and would you believe when I came back to my old apartment, it was completely infested with little scorpions. Tasmania? what? I almost feel like someone planted them there because I have never seen scorpions in Tasmania before.

These and snakes scare me the most. Scorpions can poison you to make you have one of the worst deaths, and big snakes can crush your bones. These animals are ones of the deadliest beside mankind.

Scorpion's venom can be stronger than cyanide, but it's not very deadly because they only inject it in small doses. Also, all scorpions are venomous, but only 25 species known are able to kill a human

If I ever come face to face with one if these, I'd be doing that holy compelling hand gesture that you usually see in movies.

7 Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

I'm not even sure why they're considered the King of the Jungle even though they live in the savanna. They're still awesome cats.

How is a spider scarier than an animal that devours animals alive when they're hungry?

Lions are very strong and I think they are the best and they are fast.

They are WAY better than DUMB OLD tigers! Tiger may be scarier but lions are way stronger! $! $$$

8 Bear Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives.

Bears are kind of cute. Here is a situation that has happened. You wander through woods, let's say in Canada. You spot the most adorable thing ever. It is a cub. You walk up to it with your phone to take a pic. All of the sudden, a huge 3 meter tall beast rushes out the woods and knocks you to the ground. It is a large female grizzly. You grab your bear spray but the monster knocks it out your hand and swipes it's claw through your chest. You scream for help but you are killed by the beast. The end.

This animal is THE strongest land animal in the world. It can lift a rock the height and width of a 5 foot human with one paw. Why tourists think this animal is going to be friendly and eat out of their hand just defies all logic.

Bears are the scariest and all other answers in my opinion are dumb:
1. you're a person, my dood
2. spiders are so small that they don't even pose any threat. I went camping and I counted twelve in my tent.
3. sharks only ever eat people in super specific times (which is a bit hypocritical but I am afraid of bears more because they are on land)
4.most snakes only attack when they are angered or something.
5. I once saw a T.V. show about people who hunt and kill alligators for a living and I haven't been slightly afraid since then

They don't usually attack. They are more scared of you then you are of them. When they attack, it's because you've provoked them or because it's a mother trying to protect her cubs.

9 Worm

Let me tell you all something, worms help to make compost, which helps plants grow and what do plants and trees provide? Oxegon. We need Oregon and if it weren't for worms helping to make compost, plants probably wouldn't grow as well without compost. Plus, worms can't hurt you!

Me: ( walks into house )
Lil bro: worm!
Me: ok?
Lil bro: WORM!
Me: it's not that scary... jeez.
Me: ( comes over and sees worm )
Me: ( it looks like the worm in da picture )
Lil bro: ( cries )
Me: ( kills it )
Me: I wonder if we can move to that moon, titan anytime soon. I bet they don't have mutant worms.
Lil bro: ?

Worms are seriously underrated unless your talking about tapeworms or leeches (which, by the way, is already on the list.) I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be here if we weren't for worms! All you people obsess about are wolves and blah blah blah, pretty animals.

Come on. They're useful animals and they're sometimes cute. I've picked some up before. I do find it weird that worms can still move when half of their bodies are gone.

10 Tiger The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

Okay people that say that tigers will just up and attack you are flat out wrong. Tigers rarely attack humans they would prefer to eat something else however this doesn't mean you can just waltz up to a tiger. If you happen to encounter one just back away slowly and respectfully.

It's people like you that are endangering these awesome animals. Get a life and stop hating on animals who just want to protect themselves, their children, and their friends, like us.

Tigers are misunderstood. They try to kill you because they learned over time that we hunt them. And not for their meat, for their SKIN.

Tigers only hurt you if you try to hunt them or they think you are.. And really that's our fault for hunting tigers in the first place.

The Contenders
11 Anglerfish

They're not that scary, because they are too small to be a danger to humans, check that up. Also, to me, they're just ugly, that's all.

It's something about the teeth. The teeth are scary.

Scary looking but harmless to humans.

They're pretty cool to me.

12 Mosquito Spanish for "small fly," mosquitoes are insects that have been known to cause various diseases. A sample of diseases caused by mosquitoes: malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus.

Deadliest animal on the planet. Fact! More people die from mosquitos than any other animal. They are freaky and annoying and are actually one of the few animals that I just can't stand. At least they don't crunch when you squash them.

Why is everyone scared of sharks and spiders? If you cheer for a dead spider, you cheer for catching a horrible disease from an insect and dying.

Ok. I swear I'm more scared of a Mosquito than I am of a June Bug. And I have a phobia on June Bugs.

These are actually THE DEADLIEST animals on the planet! They kill millions, and I mean millions of people every year with their dieseases.

13 Viperfish A viperfish is any species of marine fish in the genus Chauliodus. Viperfish are characterized by long, needle-like teeth and hinged lower jaws. A typical viperfish grows to lengths of 30 to 60 cm.

Up close, they are really scary, same thing with the dragon fish (looks samilliar), until you see it's real size, only a few inches...

God, why did you create something so hideous yet menacing?!

They have white and black eyes. So those ugly disgusting fish are posseded by the devil.

That thing has such big teeth...

14 Cockroach

My story about cockroaches:
Once upon a time I was reading next to my mother we were both reading in her bed, when ahhhhh! A cockroach was in my book! I screamed! And it was alive my mother grabbed my book and flung the cockroach into the fire place where I burnt to death. The End.

I don't like cockroaches. Not at all. But one species of cockroach I like is the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. They look cute, but the noises they make sound eerily reminiscent of a snake. I found some at a pet expo and I was like "Hmm. Interesting."

Wood roaches are fine, but I have a weird fear that Cockroaches give you diseases by you breathing the same air as them. I don't scream when I see a cockroach, but that just shows how unsanitary they are. They are filthy, little things that are unnatural to nature. NOTE: I think some Roaches are fine, it's just Cockroaches that I hate.

I still remember that when I closed my eyes to have a nice nap. When suddenly something is crawling on my arms. I thought it was a fly. But When I opened my eyes, it was a cockroach. Worst moment ever T_T

15 Jellyfish Box jellyfish are cnidarian invertebrates distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. Some species of box jellyfish produce extremely potent venom: Chironex fleckeri, Carukia barnesi and Malo kingi.

I swear on the graves of my ancestors that I hope not to cross paths with this violent beauty, for it is well known as the "wasp of the sea".

This is the most venomous animal on the planet. It's venom can kill within minutes and is extremely painful. Not only this but it is practically invisible in the water and very hard to see.

This animal is worse than a great white shark in fact it's the most dangerous sea creature and and should be number one or higher.

A jellyfish that kills anything it stings within, what, five minutes? And humans is first?

16 Piranha A piranha or piraƱa, a member of family Characidae in order Characiformes, is a freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers, floodplains, lakes and reservoirs.

They only attack you if your bleeding in the water, if your just calmly swimming you have nothing to worry about.

These things can kill you! They have sharp teeth and could bite you to death!

They are very dangerous. Watch out for these piranhas!

Those things rip your boyfriend.

17 Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus, meaning "tyrant lizard", from the Ancient Greek tyrannos, "tyrant", and sauros, "lizard" is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. It also had a tremendous bite force, the strongest of any Dinosaur and living terrestrial animal. Its bite force reached up to 12,800 pounds (roughly ...read more.

It's extinct, so you don't have anything to worry about.

If someone invented time travel nobody wants to see this right when first entering 65M yrs ago Montana...

Why are dinosaurs on this? They're extinct!

More scary than a shark

18 Leech Leeches are segmented worms that belong to the phylum Annelida and comprise the subclass Hirudinea. Like the oligochaetes, such as earthworms, leeches share a clitellum and are hermaphrodites.

I got stuck by one and I felt too dizzy to walk that I had go to the doctor and I rememver my dad clearing my blood about 1 year ago and their was about too much blood!

Leech are vampire worms that sucks bloods there so scary that you will never pick a worm up again.

They suck your blood and it is scary. They can literally go anywhere into your body.

Leeches are seriously the creepiest and scariest creatures on earth.They are just so green and they look like a blob of snot.That is why I never walk barefoot.

19 Centipede Centipedes are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are mainly carnivorous and they prey upon insects, spiders, small birds and rodents, and even other centipedes.

Am I the only one who has a serious phobia of these things?
I mean, they've got so many legs... (shudder).
If the scary animal actually has a face, then it's easy to deal with. I mean, yeah, sharks are scary, but not in retrospect when you're only looking at it on the internet. Centipedes, however, make you cringe everywhere, whether it be just a thought, a picture, a video, or a real one.
When you think of a shark, though, it's just like, "Oh, sharks. Cool. "
And who put humans on the list? Sure, we are doing lots of cruel things, but there are good humans out there, too; humans that devote their lives to the well-being of animals. We can't just label our whole species as cruel because of a few cruel people who spread all of the inhumane activity in the first place. Not all humans want to hurt the environment!

I'm not scared of its looks, I'm just scared of its potential- however, I have to admit, many times I've lifted a rock and found a giant desert centipede, and looked in wonder at the extraterrestrial like creature. I mean, unless it somehow obtained frog like powers, it ain't gonna hop and bite my face.

Their multiple legs are very scary but O think their faces are kind of cute. Plus some mother centipedes would wrap around her eggs and babies and protect them from infections and predators which I find very cute!

Your lucky if you've never had these things in your house. They'll climb up through the drains in your sink or shower when you least expect it. And these nasty creatures can be 10 INCHES LONG

20 Alligator An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. Additionally, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains.

Actually, you should fear crocodiles far more than alligators. They have developed a taste for human flesh. They are the ones that will eat you, not alligators. There is one crocodile that is 60 ft. tall, lives by the Nile River, and ate about 300-500 humans.

Either way, do not fear animals. They are living creatures, just like us, and shouldn't be ridiculed or prejudiced just because they LOOK or ACT a bit funny...they deserve the right to live the same happy and exciting lives of humans.

I like these animals. But they can be scary to others.

Cool looking, not scary!

21 Squid The giant squid is a deep-ocean dwelling squid in the family Architeuthidae. Giant squid can grow to a tremendous size due to deep-sea gigantism: recent estimates put the maximum size at 13 m for females and 10 m for males from the posterior fins to the tip of the two long tentacles (second only to ...read more.

These are definitely scary don't get me wrong, yeah they can grow to 13 meters long, yeah their eyes are the size of a beach ball, yeah their tentacles are covered in sharp redges, yeah they literally battle whales the largest animals on the planet, but the thing you need to remember is that they live in the very deep oceans and don't normally go after humans.

At the aquarium I saw jellyfish, I was super scared, I closed my eyes to the last tank and thought it was a giant squid...it was the seal and sea lion exhibit thank god.

I have nothing against these, unless they actually WANT to kill you.

Imagine being pulled underwater by one of these things!

22 Maggot

This should be in the top 20 because they can go inside your body and lay eggs finally eat you alive! So be very careful when you take out the trash because they are small and keep maggots away.

Screw maggots! replace the m with an f and you'll know what I'm talking about!

Maggots can eat your food, flesh, body and skin.

The most disgusting animal ever...

23 Bat Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.

Vampire bats are really scare because they can drink blood, but not sucking blood that actual vampires do in myths, they lap the blood with their tongues. They're also scary because they can carry diseases of many types like rabies. Luckily they don't live in the United States, even I. California, where me and my family live in.

Bats can kill by spreading disease and are terrifying in the night.

They're pretty cute though. I like them.

Annoying flying rabies Petri dishes.

24 Hornet Hornets are the largest of the eusocial wasps, and are similar in appearance to their close relatives yellowjackets. Some species can reach up to 5.5 cm in length.

This should not be 26 I'm afraid of wasps and hornets.

Just run and don't look back and hope you'll live.

The antithesis of all animals.

They kill you with one sting.

25 Wolf Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

Wolves are very cute, but savage. Sharks only kill when they are hungry and often mistake humans for seals, turtles and other shark food. Wolves on the other hand don't kill just because they are hungry, they attack anyone who sets foot on their territory. Also, they attack other wolves in the pack just for fun; including pups and kill the older, weaker wolves of higher rank so the killer wolves can have a higher rank in the pack. So if a wolf or a pack of them are approaching you, I suggest you get out a weapon (such as a gun) and kill them all.

AHEM. I'm mad at this. This is my favorite animal! Wolves are misunderstood by many people. Who almost made wolves extinct in some areas (and succeeded with some kinds)? US. Who shot wolves just for sport long ago? US. Who invaded wolves homes and killed them for existing and going about their business? US AGAIN. We are scarier than wolves. Also, wolf packs don't really have ranks. That's a myth made up for roleplays. The "alphas" are the parents or breeders of the pack.

The only scary part of a wolf is its face. Its wild, ugly face falls off when they fight. A bit like Michael Jackson after all that surgery.

Actually wolves can be pretty dangerous. If they get rabies they get to a REALLY high degree. And just think about a pack of wolves attacking u, which can exceed to 15 wolves. They can get to 200 lbs, so you wouldn't want to be tackled by a 200 pound animal. And, yes, they can kill your dog.

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