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Tiger, lion, Jaguar - these are the animals that we know can hurt us in a pretty bad way, but at least you can see them coming. However, there are a few little ones which you will never see coming, but their impact can leave you struggling for your life. Here are 10 of the smallest animals that can hurt you.

Death stalker scorpion
Also known as Palestine Yellow scorpion. This little devil is just 2.3 inches in length and can fit anywhere, even in your shoe or jacket. So if you feel a sudden bite in your hand don't ignore it thinking to be a mosquito bite.

Blue ringed octopus
Found majorly in the coral reefs and lagoons, around The Pacific and The Indian Ocean. This little octopod has the potential to kill 25 individuals in just a single bite. Most of the species are just 5 to 8 inches in size. The most dramatic feature of this animal is that they contain blue colored rings on itheir yellowish body. When threatened it becomes dark brown and the blue color gets iridescent.

Cone Snail
Snails are not known to be deadly and agile enough to kill a human. However, Cone snails are a category of snail that can easily hurt you. The ones that are deadly to humans are the larger ones. Mollusks have radula in their mouth, which acts as teeth, but the cone snails have modified their radula to hypodermic needles, present at the end of the proboscis.

Tarantula Hawk.
Does the name suggest anything? No it’s not the spider but it’s the wasp that hunt spiders. Tarantula Hawks are especially known to hunt Tarantulas. These are the owner of a very special kind of sting, which is considered to be the most painful one.

Lonomia caterpillar
As beautiful as it may look like, but stay away from it!! It is the larval form of the Giant Silkworm Moth. Especially found in South American countrie, and just 2inches in length. Well, its big enough.

Puffer fish
A celebrity fish to be said, and you have probably seen it in the movie ‘Finding Nemo’. Also, know as the Porcupine Fish. There are hundreds of this species but only a few hold the title of one of the most poisonous vertebrates in both the hemisphere. The name suggests as it can blow itself up to a spherical shape completely.

Irukandji Jellyfish
It is a species of box jellyfish, that’s only one cubic centimeter in volume. They are one of the smallest and most poisonous jellyfish in the world. As the name suggests they are found near the Irukandji range of Australia’s eastern coast. The head of the jellyfish is just about 5 millimeters to 25 millimeters in length but the tentacles are up to 1 meter in length.

Poison Dart Frog
There are a great variety of these tree frogs, but the one that needs a bit of more spot-light is the Golden Poison Arrow Frog. Found mostly in Southern American countries adjacent to Colombia. The adults can reach a size of about 5 centimeters only, Significantly they do not possess the colored rings on their body unlike other similar kinds, dendrobatids.

Asian Giant Hornet
For a hornet to be of this size, you might think it’s on steroid. But beware making fun of it, it’s a 2 inches long and 3 inches wide (wingspan) Hornet, which produces a venom along with an enzyme that can cause tissues to melt. Majorly found in Japan, this little guy holds the record to kill humans more than any other animals on the island of Japan.

Stone Fish
It’s one of the most venomous fish in the marine world. Found majorly in the Indian Ocean Coast and Pacific Coast. The color of the body is gray and mottled, similar to that of a stone. And it’s really impossible to distinguish between them in water.

Death stalker scorpion

Blue-ringed octopus

Killer Cone Snails

Tarantula Hawk

Lonomia caterpillar

Puffer fish

Irukandji Jellyfish

Poison Dart Frog

Asian Giant Hornet

Stone Fish


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