January 5th, 2014

Beware, danger is near!

Over the centuries, man tries to explore mysteries of nature, the most complete information about its inhabitants … During this time he learned to apply the properties of various herbs to get rid of physical and mental ailments, diversify your diet, expanded horizons and learned duality of the universe: all that we surrounds can not only amaze, admiration and joy, but also fraught with mortal danger. And first of all, it concerns the man himself (because hardly any of the other inhabitants of the nature can be compared with him in self-destruction). Only a man found a thousand excuses (in fact none of them is not compelling enough, and serves only as a screen) to conscience and without a shadow of reproach, to destroy each other. At the same time, few people think that, on the path of becoming a crime, he eventually comes to self-destruct. But apart from the people on our planet has a few inhabitants, meetings that should be avoided, otherwise they could end very badly. First of all, we are talking about several frog species of the genus listolazov which, despite its small size, are deadly. The fact that their skin glands produce batrachotoxin, is a potent poison. Scientists estimate that one such frog produces enough poison to kill 10 people. And, despite the fact that stocks are replenished venom on the skin is not very fast, however, likely to stumble upon a frog consumed the poison, is extremely small.

Secondly, there may be less dangerous meeting with the African buffalo, although at first glance, these animals do not seem so dangerous. In fact, this impression is deceptive. The fact is that if you have a meeting with the animal feels danger, immediately rushed to the attack, and his 700-pound carcass, topped by two huge (up to 195 cm) horns can not just hurt. It can tear you apart. There were such cases, even when an armed man in the face in the bush buffalo, no time to make the shot. On the same anger whole herd and can not speak.

A respectable third place are the polar bears. Yes, yes, they are! We, unfortunately, are accustomed to seeing these animals in cartoons or, in extreme cases, the zoo, and perceive them as sweet, kind and harmless. Perhaps this is true, but not in the wild! Being at large (in their natural habitat), they can easily eat an elephant for breakfast and take away your head with one blow of his paw. Especially scary bears protecting their offspring, so if you avoid them you can not, then at least try to stay away from the younger generation.

Companions and helpers of people, and in some countries even sacred animals are elephants. But, like polar bears in the wild, they are very dangerous. Elephants are killed annually to 500 people. Moreover, in such an unequal struggle, is not only a huge weight of the animal, but also quite sharp tusks.

Over a wide area from India to Australia lives a terrible and insidious predator – estuarine crocodile. The danger lies in the fact that it can be found in salt water (which is why it is also called saltwater crocodiles), but when the meeting is easily mistaken for a log. Moreover, this predator before attack, can be quite a long time to wait for the right moment. And when the wait, his reaction so precipitous that chances of survival for victims reduced to almost zero. Those who had the temerity to hit him in the mouth, crocodiles dragged under the water and then torn apart.

Speaking of danger, to say nothing about the king of beasts, it would be grossly unfair, but on the other hand, perhaps unnecessarily. Huge claws, lightning reaction, razor-sharp fangs … Surprising is that this is not a born hunter in the first place.

Despite the fact that our next candidate is usually not too aggressive, leave it unattended still impossible. After all, one has only to be in the water drop of blood, as this predator immediately apply the full force of his many teeth. And they smell blood over long distances. We are talking about the great white shark.

And for her, literally on the heels, followed by the Australian box jellyfish (the more common name for these transparent organisms – sea wasps). Each individual can have up to 60 tentacles, each up to 4.5 meters. Located on each tentacle to 5000 stinging cells and enough poison to kill 60 people.

Besides the above inhabitants inhabiting planet Earth, speaking about the dangers of a few words, I would say about the spectacle and the Cobra (second name – Indian cobra). Most interesting is that this snake is not the most poisonous in the world (at the moment the palm belongs taypanam new species which was opened in 2007). Nevertheless, it was a cobra kills most of the 50,000 people a year who die from snake bites.

And closes the top ten most dangerous inhabitants (but this fact does not diminish the danger posed by him) mosquito. It was he, as it does not seem at first sight strange and absurd, is the most terrible killer. Moreover, mosquitoes are not a terror themselves, and thanks to the parasites they carry on themselves. Annually the fault mosquito kills about 2 million people.