Top Ten Scariest Animals


The Top Ten

1 Human 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.

We are the most cruel and twisted of all animals. We have failed in our existence and we have to make amends. If nothing changes we'll eventually destroy everything.

We are the worst animals ever.
We created pollution, war, spread diseases, extincted hundreds of wonderful animals, destroyed forests and green spaces and if it wasn't enough. We despise each others.
We are totally laughable. A shame to this planet. - ahmedessam

Disease is a natural thing that humans catch. Those animals would go extinct anyway, also many animals have gone extinct before humans. - Stalin

Humans beings are the strongest animals. We can do anything. We can kill sharks corcs etc. We have atomic bombs, nuclear tanks, we are such scariest animals. - kormo

Humans are disgusting. We create nuclear bombs, warfare, smog, torture, and other things. Never before has a species created such raw destruction. The sad part is, our reason for doing so is simply greed. After we inevitably die due to our stupidity, the only legacy we shall leave behind is mountains of plastic and bones.

2 Spider Spider

What to do when you see a spider?

1. Scream like a girl in a Justin Beiber concert (also scary) and run in circles

2. Offer a sacrifice to the spider. Offer a grasshopper or any other less scary bug. Or a human if it's huge. And if that doesn't work...

3. Buy a Flamethrower or nuke it from orbit. Thy are the best solutions. If that doesn't work than you're already dead then.

Dude why do you think girls love Justin Bieber? Oh. they're screaming of hate. idiot.

I don't see them scary. - ElSherlock

Spiders are evil and terrifying and they are out to get me!

He will eat u and can poison u a human can't watch it imagine that giant spider in rl

3 Shark 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 really cute - ElSherlock

They don't eat you on purpose, they mistake you for a seal or eel

Not scary at all.

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.

4 Snake 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.

No they aren't that scary unless you have a fear over them - ElSherlock

Not that scary, but the scariest animal I can think of

This is cute not scary

I am really sick of seeing Humans at number one, I mean come on, almost everyone screams if they see a snake, but no one screams if we see another human! - scienceLover10

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

How are they even scary? - ElSherlock

They have the strongest jaw force of any animal in the world. search it up!

You think they're stupid? They're NOT. They are one of the few animals that considers us preys, and they can also hunt sharks, Great White included. How do you kill something that ate dinosaurs thousands of years ago?

Snails kill about ten times as many humans per year as crocodiles do. I'd consider snails to be very intimidating and scary, and if you see one, play dead, because they're very hard to outrun. - DCnative211

6 Lion 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.

They don't look scary at all - ElSherlock

Never mess with the king of the jungle! But tigers are scarier

Lions don't even live in jungle, Siberian tigers and Bengal tigers are bigger and stronger than lions, while the male lion is lazy and sleep all the day and the lionesses do all the job, the tiger hunts bigger animals alone and there are known cases when a tiger kills rhinos

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. - Powerfulgirl10

7 Scorpion Scorpion

I love scorpions - ElSherlock

Chunky pincers, you'll live. Chunky tail, you'll die.
Look where the chunkyness is and you won't die, kids!

This should be number1, my teacher stepped on a scorpion with his bear feet - MrZebra24

The bigger the pincers, the less potent it's venom is.
So just look at the pincers to see if it has potent venom.

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

Not even scary. - ElSherlock

They are not deadly, I just love them so I voted them.

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. - mgenet

Bears are friendly. Have you seen Paddington or Winnie the poo. Also teddy bears aren’t scary!

A bear once ate a live human, including organs. Winnie is just a made-up story - SilverstarofIceclan

9 Tiger 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.

Tigers are the scariest they are fast and can get you instantly you cannot run far

Not at all - ElSherlock

Actually a tiger is better. They are strong but endangered.

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.

10 Worm Worm

If those are the worms of the future... I'm out. Bai world! (Runs off into the night never to return) - TheDachshundAmongUs

That ain't a worm - ElSherlock

That is NOT a

I think that's a hagfish right there - lemur


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The Contenders

11 Great White Shark Great White Shark The great white shark, also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a species of large lamniform shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.

They are more beautiful than scary - ElSherlock

No not scary at all sure you have watched jaws still not scary such a scardy cat

Again, I hate sharks - ArcticWolf

They are beautiful yet scary. But sharks deserve respect

12 Cockroach Cockroach

They are more disgusting than scary - ElSherlock

Since my big sis hadn't cleaned the kitchen, when I was getting something from the cabinet, I saw a cockroach crawl from that little hole on the cabinet wall. - TheAwesomeDude54

I like Madagascar hissing cockroaches, but that's it.
I woke up in the middle of the night and there was a cockroach ON MY PILLOW.
I screamed so loud... - CloudyDaze

Very cool, looks friendly

13 Mosquito Mosquito Spanish for "small fly," mosquitoes are flies 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. - evoxpisces

Humans kill far more than mosquitoes. This includes other humans. - LostDream258

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.

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

They kill more people per year than car crashes or any other unnatural deaths they should be #2, after humans - Oreos

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

Not so scary - ElSherlock

If they weren't scary enough for you already, watch the movie Piranha - Userguy44

Those things rip your boyfriend. - Queen_Hoe

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

15 Box Jellyfish Box 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.


Only 17? If you are stung you die both extremely quickly and painfully! - BlueBobYT

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.

I hate them

16 Tyrannosaurus Rex 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 more.

It isn’t even really

At least they are exinct

Spinosaurs are even deadlier. - PhoenixAura81

I like dinosaurs - ArcticWolf

17 Megalodon Megalodon The megalodon is an extinct species of shark which was about 59 feet (18 meters) long and hunted in the seas until about 1.5 million years ago. It was similar to today's great white shark-but three times longer and 20 times heavier. more.

What a big shark - ElSherlock

It may be scary, but very interesting. Besides, it can't hurt you anymore: because it's extinct. - LostDream258

Lovely jubaly maybe extinct but very scary


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

A bit scary I think? - ElSherlock

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!

The only animal I feel actually despise.They're more akin to hellspawn than to an normal living being.

My anxiety level has reached a new high.

19 Leech 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.

This is literally the only animal I have a fear of, and the reason is that I don't let ANYTHING touch the tops of my feet (except socks). And these things will latch onto your feet when you wade in water and start sucking out blood. Worse than just a touch to the foot. - GhostBird

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

Look up a lamprey on google images and run for your life

These nasty blood sucking animals are too nasty... I can't even stand them

20 Viperfish 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.

If only it had teeth...

That face is my good reaction to metal music. LOL

oh HELL no - Queen_Hoe

Darn right! They are so scary! Just look at their faces! D:

21 Alligator 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.

Just like Crocodiles, not so scary - ElSherlock

I love alligators they are cute - ArcticWolf

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.

Actually, a boy died from an alligator attack and got eaten at Walt Disney World. So yes, you should be afraid of alligators too. - DinoLover4242

Cool looking, not scary!

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22 Goblin Shark Goblin Shark

This picture. Will haunt my dreams along with the non-wormish worm. - TheDachshundAmongUs

They are harmless - ElSherlock

One of the rarest (and creepiest) of sharks.

What is so scary about this near harmless thing?

23 Wolf 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.

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. - TheDachshundAmongUs

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.

They don't look really scary. - ElSherlock

They are vicious how they are and savage NASTY!

24 Naked Mole Rat Naked Mole Rat The naked mole-rat, also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. It is closely related to the blesmols and is the only species in the genus Heterocephalus of the family Heterocephalidae.

No naked mole rats are amazing creatures and are beautiful lol - AlphaQ

Beautiful - ElSherlock

Have you ever been out hunting one day, peaceably killing Bambi's dad, when suddenly a rainbow-colored spider comes out of nowhere and bites you? And the doctor says it was an "Arachnis Propheticus" that would show you the bane of the universe? No? Just me? Well, that makes it even worse, because nobody knows about this threat! And you know what I dreamed about while I was lying on that hospital bed? Naked. Mole. Rats. That alone would solidify them in my mind as the evilest things in existence, but it was doubled when I woke up one day and began to read a random Nintendo Power magazine, only to find it had a picture of a Naked Mole Rat in it! This must be a sign! Call up all your neighbors, get the torches and pitchforks, and drive them out to sea! Let them feel what they have made us feel: disgusted, or at least nauseous.

It's naked. that's why its here.

25 Maggot

Children are maggots. MAGGOTS I tell you. In this world, there are two types of people. The winners and the losers. And I- Look. The chalk. It's moving. It's moving it's writing something. A-GA-the. Agatha,-this is Magnus. -Matilda the musical. Bruce, Lavender, Matilda, Tommy, Nigel, Alice, Eric, and Miss. Trunchbull.

Ew disgusting. They literally eat your flesh.

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.

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

26 Parasitic Worm Parasitic Worm
27 Giant Squid Giant 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 more.

Imagine being pulled underwater by one of these things!

I have a phobia of these things

I have nothing against these, unless they actually WANT to kill you. - Powerfulgirl10

Imagine if this thing took you to a deep blue

28 Wasp

Pretty much the antithesis all all bugs. - AlphaQ

Wasps are dicks with wings. - AlphaQ

I have a huge phobia of them since I'm allergic to wasps

Ever since one of these snuck into my pajamas overnight and stung my armpit in the morning, I have been TERRIFIED of them!

29 Gulper Eel Gulper Eel

Look at those kind eyes and his happy smile.

No they don't electrify you

It's only scary if you're a deep-sea-dwelling fish - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

If you were in the ocean and you saw one of the sliming snakes you would freak out. They electrocute you

That's electric eels, not gulper eels. Gulper eels are deep-sea-swelling eels with large mouth - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

30 Mouse Mouse A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.

Mice are ugly, the only use for cats to be honest - AlphaQ

They look cute - ElSherlock

Once a mouse snuck in my room

They’re cute, even though I found a dead one in my basement once. - PhoenixAura81

31 Rat Rat Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

No. - ElSherlock

Rats are evil because

1. They spread disease
2. They eat anything, even doodoo water and trash
3. 6ix9ine - AlphaQ

Go ahead and say that they are cute, go ahead. Rats and mice are some of humanity's oldest enemies. The creatures gnaw up architecture, eat grain (and livestock, if the swarm is large enough), and sustained the fleas which spread Yersinia pestis, the black death. Hell, they're also capable of making people sympathize with them and their destruction, and eat up endemic species. I could spend all day naming their vices. The only good things about wild rodents are that they are reliable prey animals and that they're the reason why we allied ourselves with the cat. Sorry, but unless that rat's a pet, I'm not cuddling him anytime soon, if I keep sanity in my brain. Rats are terrifying. Hell, David Attenborough, narrator of BBC documentaries, friend of all living things, is scared of them. That's enough to prove my point, but the injuries people sustain from them and the disease explain the rest. That's enough words, now I'll shut up.

They stated. The black death I hate them

32 Bees Bees

Bees aren't that bad compared to wasps. - AlphaQ

They may be scary but we need bees

How are bees scary guys without them the earth wouldn’t exist

Actually, millions of years ago, in the Jurassic and before the Jurassic, there were no bees nor flowers, and yet, Earth still existed and thrived, I'm just saying, just to let you know. - DinoLover4242

33 Bat 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.

They are cute - ElSherlock

He scare

Fruit bats are cute though. - PhoenixAura81

But they are still gross (behaviorally) and can still can pee on you if you are nearby. They also CAN still carry diseases. - DinoLover4242

Bats are so cute. And pretty. I don't get why people don't like them some species pollinate and eat a lot of mosquitoes. Search up Rodrigues flying fox they are so pretty, or hoary bat.

34 Killer Whales Killer Whales The killer whale or orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member.

What?! They are so cute! They only attack when they feel threatened. Plus, what they have been through in Sea World is sickening. Free the Orcas!

Not even close to being scary - ElSherlock

Orcas can be dangerous, in captivity as least, and will kill you if they have a chance. I am scared of them ever since I was 9 years old and I never want to get close to them as I don't want to get eaten by orcas. - DinoLover4242

They may not be known to attack humans but if they did, sharks would be the least of out problems. They're still my biggest fear.

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35 Hippopotamus Hippopotamus The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.

Hippos love to turn passing ships and scientists discovered they can be a carnivore

Hippos are actually herbivores surprisingly, I always thought they eat big animals like lion and croc. - AlphaQ

Now these don't look cute anymore after they grow up - ElSherlock

You do NOT want to mess with these animals. - PhoenixAura81

36 Bed Bugs

There like vampires.they want your blood

Like a mosquoto

37 Dung Beetle Dung Beetle

If they are big, they are scary. - LunaMoon07

38 Dog Dog The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

Feral dogs can carry deadly diseases and viruses. Some feral dogs are even aggressive, more dangerous than gray wolves. - DinoLover4242

Should be number one. They scare the crap out of me.

Should be in the top ten. They freak me out so much that my rationality goes out the window!

Cats rule dogs

39 Anglerfish

These things look like fishy spawns of satan - AlphaQ

Lol how are these scary? - ElSherlock

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. - DinoLover4242

Way scarier than any of the animals above - Alkadikce

40 Carpenter Ant

If any of you have seen Indiana Jones and the crystal skull you know what I'm talking about. I saw it when I was ten and for a year afterwards I was afraid of getting out of bed because I thought they would swarm out and gore me. They give me nightmares that had me waking up crying.


41 Granddaddy Long Legs

What the hell is this? - ElSherlock

I hate sugardaddy long legs they suck - AlphaQ

One crawled on me millions of times so I'm so used to it I'm not scared - venomouskillingmachine

That is very scary

42 Gorilla Gorilla Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.

Only scary if you attack them. They're herbivorous apes and are normally peaceful animals - DinoLover4242

Flying gorilla

They don't attack humans - ElSherlock

I heard they can rip a kid apart on accident. They're adorable though. - Powerfulgirl10

43 Duck Duck Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the waterfowl family Anatidae, which also includes swans and geese.

They are very cute - ElSherlock

There is a phobia of ducks watching you: Anatidaephobia.
The fear of ducks phobia can be a debilitating anxiety condition, wherein, no matter what one is doing or where s/he is in the world, they feel the constant presence of a duck or goose. Causes of Anatidaephobia Anatidaephobia or the fear of ducks might have sprung due to a negative or traumatic incident related to ducks or geese. Such birds are known to have violent tendencies and are often known to attack people without any provocation. - CloudyDaze

The Ducks man, oh god.

*flashbacks* - Stalin

Ahh so scary

44 Asian Giant Hornet

The antithesis of all animals. - AlphaQ

Get this above the innocent Naked Mole Rat. NOW. - AlphaQ

This should not be 26 I’m afraid of wasps and hornets. - BlueBobYT

45 Ogre-Faced Spider

This is so gross. - SilverstarofIceclan

Come on, it ooks good because it probably looks like Shrek. - AlphaQ

When I was looking at the list, I saw this vote. I looked it up and I almost peed my pants. THIS MUST ME NUMBER 0

Laugh out loud this one is actualy funny to look at - FamousOG

46 Rhinocerous

Not as scary as hippies. Hint, I mean an aquatic mammal in African rivers with big teeth that shockingly eats plants.

HELLO! Have you seen there charge?! They can really pack a punch.

Big with gigantic horns

Um, guys, do you ever realize they spelled "rhinoceros" wrong? -TheCoolGuyWhoseNameIDon'tWantToMention

47 Clock Spider

Not technically a real animal (it was actually just a hunter spider behind a clock, but definitely terrifying!

48 Sheep Sheep The sheep is a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates.

Pointless item - ElSherlock

Seriously?! How is a sheep scary? - DinoLover4242

Sheep are scary because they can yeet people into alien UFOs - AlphaQ


49 Tailless Whip Scorpion

Oh hell naw, HELL NAW! - AlphaQ

Those things make spiders look like puppies.


MOMMY -cries self to death-

50 Slug

Not scary at all. Garden slugs are pretty boring, but sea slugs are magneficent! - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Slugs are cute though!

Ew slugs give me the shivers...

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