Top Ten Small but Deadly Animals

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The Top Ten

1 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 .

Believe it or not mosquitoes are recognized as the most dangerous creature on earth. They infect and kill up to 1 million people a year. Known to transmit Dengue, Yellow Fever, Elephantiasis, West Nile Virus, Zika, Malaria and much, much more. - THC13

2 Africanized Bee

These guys were purposely introduced to Brazil in the 50's to help increase honey production. Since then they have made their way up into the United States. They look like and are the same size as an ordinary European honey bee. However, Africanized honey bees are a lot more aggressive and defensive. They are especially defensive of their hive. They have been known to chase people and animals up to a quarter of a mile. They have killed thousands of people. - THC13

3 Blue Ringed Octopus Blue Ringed Octopus

Found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Though very docile, they are one of the world's most venomous animals. Only 5-8 inches in length they have a enough venom to kill over 25 adult humans within minutes. Venom is injected through bites. In a rare case in which a person is bitten it can result in respiratory arrest, blindness, heart failure and total paralysis. Death can happen within minutes after being bitten. - THC13

4 Brazilian Wandering Spider Brazilian Wandering Spider

Considered to be the most venomous spider in the world. They have a leg span of approximately 5 inches and a body length of 1.5 inches. Bites are 20x deadlier then a Black Widow's. These little jerks are aggressive. Their bites have resulted in a lot of human deaths. Here's a weird interesting side note, in many cases when a male is bitten by one of these spiders it results in a very painful erection that lasts several hours. - THC13

5 Ticks Ticks

Second to mosquitoes in spreading diseases. Common diseases spread by ticks are Lyme Disease, African Tick Bite Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Typhus, Q Fever and more. - THC13

6 Poison Dart Frog Poison Dart Frog

These little guys are found in tropical areas of Central and South America. Depending on the species they average between 1 - 2 inches in length. They secrete a highly toxic oil all over their bodies. Many believe this is due to their highly toxic diet of venomous ants and centipedes. They got their names from the indigenous tribes using the frog's poison secretion to tip their blow darts. The most dangerous is the Golden Poison Frog. It carries enough venom to kill up to 20 humans. - THC13

Wow informative and interesting. They're so cute though. Just proves how deceptive looks can be, doesn't it. - Britgirl

7 Deathstalker Scorpion

With an average size of 2 inches they are considered to be the most deadly scorpion species. They are found from North Africa up through the Middle East. - THC13

8 Tsetse Fly

A fly from Africa that bites and feeds on blood. Known to spread illnesses and diseases. Most commonly Sleeping Sickness. Sleeping Sickness is a parasitic disease transmitted by the Tsetse Fly. The disease may result in death. - THC13

9 Brown Recluse Spider Brown Recluse Spider

Usually under an inch big, these aggressive spiders are found in the Mid-West, South, and Southeast of the United States. Bites can result in death due to severe soft tissue damage and loss. - THC13

10 Stonefish Stonefish

One of the most venomous fish in the world. Found in the Indo-Pacific, they have needle-like poison tipped dorsal fin spines which stick up when threatened. Untreated stings will most likely result in death. Most species of this fish are a around 12 inches in length. - THC13

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