6 Wild Animals That Could Easily Kill You
6. Komodo Dragon
Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard that can grow up to 3 meters in length and weigh up to 90 kilograms. The female is slightly smaller than the males and weighs about 70 kg. His body is stocky with a thin tail and short legs ending with a long, strong claws. It is dark brown in color with a few red spots on the body. They lives on the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca and Flores, south of Borneo.
Komodo feeds on deer and smaller animals that live on the island. It has sharp teeth and spit it is very poisonous. The poison starts to work for several days, but until then he follows the prey and waiting to die.
5. Nile Croc
Nile crocodile has a dark olive and gray body with dark horizontal stripes. Most often live in large rivers, lakes, wetlands and in the estuary. During warm days comes out ashore to sunbathing. It feeds on fish, antelopes, zebras and buffaloes, and can jump out to try to grab the birds in the nest or to pull an animal that drinks water. Although by nature solitary animals, several crocodiles can join together when hunting.
Males are territorial and establish a dominance hierarchy. Females lay 16 to 80 eggs in the holes dug on the shore beyond the reach of the water, and use the same place for life. Females kept the eggs until they hatch. Newly hatched crocodiles female dig up and gently with mouth carry to the water. They stay together 6 to 8 weeks, then gradually separated.
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4. Africanized Honey Bees
African bees are more aggressive than the European subspecies, have a greater ability to produce honey and is transferred the southeastern part of Brazil with the aim of further study and crossbreeding during the fifties of the 20th century.
There is mistakenly released into nature, where it is impossible to prevent any more the its further expansion, primarily due to the fact that the queen bees of African bees something stronger and dominated by the battle in nature with weaker European bees. After the unplanned spread in Brazil, this bee was given the nickname “killer bees”.
A significant feature of the rhino are the horns that have on the nose. Depending on the type, they have one or two horns, but were found some fossil rhinos who had no horn. The front horn growing from the nasal bones, while the rear (if any) linked to the frontal lobe. Although it is very sturdy, this horn is not of bone substance, but of keratin, a type of protein found in the hair.
In some East Asian cultures there is the belief that crushed rhino horn has medicinal properties, which is the reason for killing rhinos and taking their horns. So far, the largest known horn was long 1.58m.
Sharks are carnivores and feed on everything in the vicinity. Swim fast, but, unlike most fish, they do not have fish bladder so must constantly swim. Sharks generally kill their teeth, but most sharks during the life lost many teeth; some sharks over a lifetime loss of 30,000 teeth.
They can be large from six inches up to 18 meters, although there are unconfirmed reports about sharks long as 21 meters.
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The name of this animal in Latin – means “river horse”. With its 1,800 kilograms (which is average, the largest specimens have up to three tons) inhabits areas of Africa south of the Sahara. According to archaeological remains, was once inhabited the Asia and parts of Europe.
You’ve probably had the opportunity on TV to see wide open powerful jaws where are very sharp and strong teeth able to bite a small boat in half. Gestures that people look like yawning at hippopotamus actually has a warning meaning. Hippos who are extremely devoted to their cubs were blamed for the more than 400 human casualties in situations where they defended (or thought to defend) their young from intruders.