Many of us automatically think of creatures with gnashing teeth or razor sharp claws. Animals like lions, tigers, jaguars, sharks and grizzly bears inspire plenty of fear. Many of the deadliest animals in the world, however, are quite small and sometimes even innocuous looking.

1. Box Jellyfish

Box Jellyfish

2. Cone Snail

Cone Snail

3. Black Mamba

Black Mamba

4. Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo

5. Siafu Ants

Siafu Ants

6. Deathstalker Scorpion

Deathstalker Scorpion

7. Puffer Fish

Puffer Fish

8. Hyena


9. Stonefish


10. Humans


Human beings may not stand to win in a fair fight against most of these species, but thanks to our ingenuity, we have learned how to arm ourselves with weapons and tools which have placed us at the top of the food chain (at least for the time being)


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