14 Creatures That Are Dangerous But We Aren’t Scared of Them


Sure, beavers look like plushy and cute animals that live in burrows during the cold season, only coming out for food underwater. However, what you didn’t know is that they become aggressive if they feel threatened or feel the need to protect their territory. The next time you come across a beaver, its better to avoid it and not try to get too close to avoid any unpleasant outcomes. Beavers inhabit Central and Eastern Europe, France, Spain, Russia, and Scandinavia.


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6Pine processionary caterpillar

If you are wondering how a little pine processionary caterpillar can harm you, then wait till you find out that you don’t have to even touch them for there to be unpleasant consequences. By simply coming into contact with a place where this caterpillar dropped some of its hairs, you will experience dermatitis. There will be some serious skin irritation and other effects. These caterpillars are spread all across Europe, Russia, North Africa, the Middle East, and India.

Pine processionary caterpillar

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7Fire-bellied toad

When you see a toad with orange and dark red coloration, and yellow spots on their body, then just know that it is none other than a fire-bellied toad. But don’t even think of touching them because you will be poisoned with a chemical called bombesin. Their skins are covered with this poisonous chemical which can cause fever, headache, and bad skin irritation. These toads are found in Europe and areas in Asia with moderate climate.

Fire-bellied toad

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8Common backswimmer

Underestimating or touching a common backswimmer can be a big mistake. Despite seeming harmless, they are actually pretty dangerous creatures that can pierce your skin with their noses, although they don’t retaliate so aggressively very often. Common backswimmers are found in Russia and Europe.

Common backswimmer

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9Browntail Moth

Both browntail caterpillars and moths have special poisonous hairs to protect them from predators. They are mostly active in the middle of summer and if you are unfortunate enough to touch one of them, you could end up with a very bad rash that lasts for weeks. The area which touched the moth will become totally red and itchy. You can avoid their favorite spots where they live, like the deciduous trees at the park and on ripe fruit. Browntails are native to Asia, and Western and Eastern parts of Europe.

Browntail Moth

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