Top 10 dangerous animals that we think are cute and defenseless in vain

1. Pallas' cat

The small furry member of the cat family seems harmless only at first glance. It is very secretive and independent, so it prefers to live alone, finding a mate only during the mating season.

This way of life imposes a mark on the Pallas' cat's character. It becomes very aggressive when someone invades its territory. His canines are almost 3 times longer than those of an ordinary cat, and he can easily chew through the spine of a hare. Pallas' cats also attack humans, so they cannot be domesticated.

2. Honey-eater

The honey-eater's main trait is fearlessness. This small animal is capable of attacking a leopard or lion, and its immune system is so strong that from a cobra bite it just falls asleep. The fact is that the honeyeater has a unique skin, it is so strong and thick that it cannot be damaged by the teeth of a predator, arrows and even machetes. Its powerful jaw and sharp teeth allow you to eat your prey whole, along with the spine and skull.

3. the black-footed cat

The black-legged cat, or ant tiger, is considered one of the most dangerous small cats in the world. Although it weighs only 1.5 kilograms, it can hunt animals several times its size.

While stalking its prey, it can walk about 20 km. The cat hunts continuously throughout the night, regardless of severe weather conditions. On average, in one hunt cat takes the life of 14 small animals.

4. Ermine

The weasel is a small but aggressive animal of the family of the fowl. It is on the list of organisms that have had a negative impact on human activities and nature. The weasel swims well, climbs trees, runs fast and can walk up to 15 km.

Its average weight is 70 g, but the weight of its prey can be up to several kilos. An Ermine can kill a hare with a single bite to the back of the head. Very often the animal hunts not because of hunger, but for fun. He throws the carcass of the victim or buries it - for a rainy day.

5. Barkhan cat

The barkhan cat lives in deserts devoid of vegetation, where in summer the air temperature reaches +55 °С and the sand is heated to +80 °С. The animal is able to survive for a long time without water. His prey is almost all the game, which the cat can find. These are mammals, small rodents, lizards, insects and even poisonous snakes (horned viper).

When attacking, the cat can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h, and in search of prey it can walk more than 10 km.

6. Rabbit

Rabbits were introduced to Australia in 18th century. Since that time these cute little animals have been a real headache for the local authorities. Because rabbits are big eaters and multiply very fast, they caused the death of many indigenous animals in Australia and New Zealand. The animals eat away at the bark of trees, causing soil erosion, gullies, and rockslides.

7. Fat Lory

The fat lory is one of the few venomous mammals. It has glands on its forelimbs that secrete toxic substances. They are needed primarily to scare away vermin and predators. Poison causes asphyxiation and paralysis not only in small animals, but also in humans.

Before attacking, the elk licks the gland and its teeth are covered with poison. This is how the poisonous substances get into the victim's body.

8. Platypus

Male platypuses have spurs on their hind legs that produce a cocktail of poisons. Males use the spurs during mating duels for females. The animal uses the toxic substances to defend itself against large predators, such as the dingo dog. It is not fatal to humans, but can provoke swelling and headaches.

9. Seal

Seals are dangerous not only to small mammals and fish, but also to humans. In late February and early March, females come ashore with their cubs. In defense of their young, they attack anyone who seems dangerous to them. Including fishermen and beach goers. Seals are characterized by unmotivated aggression. For fun, they hunt dolphins and penguins.

10. Kalan

Calans, or sea otters, swim on their backs, holding on to each other with their paws. But all the charm dissipates when they begin their mating season. The males behave very aggressively, they bite the females painfully and look for someone to replace the female. For example, other males, baby seals or seals.


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