You know those poison darts in Raiders of the Lost Ark and other exciting adventures that use indigenous tribal people as scary bogeyman? The darts used by the Emberá people in the Colombian rain forest are made with the very, very toxic secretions from this frog, cleverly named the golden poison frog.
Look at this terrifying translucent glowing monster floating in the sea, patiently waiting to suck in its prey as soon as it comes near it. Oh my god. Gross. What a horrible disgusting thing. But the honey badger doesn't care, because he's not a phytoplankton.
For more than a century after Europeans first encountered the mysterious aye-aye of Madagascar in the 1780s, scientists and biologists just could not figure out if the weird beast was a rodent or a kangaroo or some bizarre type of primate. Guess what it really is ....
Do ducks snore? Of course they do. But you probably have never seen very cute video of a sleeping duck snoring. Experts say all snoring is very annoying unless an adorable little duck is the one guilty of snoring.
What in the hell is this thing? A venomous viper, naturally! And it has the added feature of a tail that turns into a spider-thing to attract ... oh god, who even knows. It's a poisonous horned spider-viper from Iran, everybody! Let's make it America's National Animal and just call it a day.
Meet "Thelma and Louise," a two-headed female turtle just born at San Antonio's zoo. Known as Texas River Cooters, these freshwater turtles are common along the state's rivers. Thelma and Louise are doing fine and can swim along with the other baby turtles.
It can still easily kill a person or a water buffalo just because it's a huge biting dragon, but the famed Komodo Dragon does not have a mouth full of lethal bacteria just waiting to get inside a victim. Just the usual bite. So, you'll still die, but not from bacteria.