15 Potentially Dangerous Things That Usually Look Quite Cute and Innocent

11Anteater

Anteaters may animals who only feed on ants bit don’t go near one. If an anteater is threatened, it will lash out with its 10 cm claws that are so sharp they can injure large animals like pumas and Jaguars, so you can imagine what it can do to a human.

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12Koala Bears

Seriously yes. The world’s most cuddly animal can be dangerous if it wants. One woman on South Australia learned about Koalas the hard way. In December 2014, Mary Anne Forster was bitten by a koala while trying to protect her two dogs from it. Yes, the koala was threatening two dogs. The koala bit Forster on her leg and refused to let go until she forced its jaws open with her fingers.

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13Prairie Dogs

These can be really violent animals that are very aggressive to competition. According to research, prairie dogs frequently hunt and slaughter squirrels not because of food but because they both share the same resources. They don’t even eat the squirrels because they are plant eaters.

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14Aconite or Monkshood

Don’t be fooled by this pretty blue flower called aconite, aconitum or monkshood. Containing toxins namely the alkaloid aconitine, ingesting large amounts can be extremely fatal. It can cause stomach issues, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and even demise. Symptoms can set in within an hour of ingestion. The toxin can also cause paralysis and numbness in the limbs but the main cause of fatality is heart paralysis.

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15Autumn crocus

Almost every part of his flower is poisonous. It may not even strike you as a toxic plant but it contains near fatal levels of colchicines a toxic chemical that causes the same effects as arsenic poisoning. In severe cases of poisoning, it can also cause liver and kidney damage.

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