Be it fight or flight, most animals have evolved some sort of defense mechanism against predators over time, to ensure the survival of their species. When faced with predators, most animals can either stand their ground or try to outrun whatever danger they may face at the time. Some animals, however, can afford the luxury of neither fighting for their lives or making a run for it. These creatures use highly poisonous substances to keep predators at bay and apart from humans, most other animals know to avoid such poisonous animals when seeing them. We have put together a list with 10 of the most poisonous animals on Earth, animals that you would do best to avoid yourself.
10The Puffer Fish
There are many poisonous vertebrates on earth and the putter fish is one of them. The interesting bit about the puffer fish is that its meat is a delicacy in some parts of Asia. It however needs a skilled person to prepare the meat and leave out the poisonous bits. This puffy fellow is so poisonous that it can cause instantaneous death. It causes such a violent and horrific death and victims as a result of suffocation. The poison paralyzes the diaphragm muscles, can cause death to tongue and lip cells, dizziness, rapid heart rate et cetera. The good news – most licensed chefs can still prepare ‘Fugu’ safely. The Bad news – there is no known antidote in case they get it wrong somehow.