What Animals Are Dangerous Even Though They’re Seen as Harmless? People Responded.


What a cute little OH MY GOD, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

I hope you’ve never had an interaction like that with an animal but it does happen to people…

And today we’re going to hear from folks on AskReddit about animals that seem harmless but are actually dangerous.

Let’s take a look!

1. Big bison.


Every year someone gets hurt or k**led in Yellow Stone because they think the bison are slow and dumb and you can take selfies with them .

Really they are quick and powerful, but have poor eyesight. As you approach a bison it may not see you until you are close, then it can panic and gore you.”

2. Scary.

“Cone snails.

You see their shells decorating bathrooms all the time. But find a live one and make the mistake handling it and it will lance you with a venomous harpoon.

For several species, such as the geography cone, this venom is sufficient to swiftly k**l a human.”

3. Crazy donkeys.

“Anybody that thinks donkeys aren’t terrifying should see what happens when they get ahold of a coyote.”

4. Leave them alone.

“Not everyone but I see a few people get dangerously close to big birds like hawks and eagles.

I’m like, people, those birds almost got bigger claws than bears, leave them alone.”

5. Beware…

“Kangaroos are really aggressive during mating season and have been known to take on a range of other animals (especially dogs and humans).”

6. Jerks.

“I’m a zoo volunteer, got bitten by a meerkat a few months ago.

It just darted up and bit my finger for no reason, little jerk.

They are FAST.”

7. But they’re so cute…

“I just listened to a podcast on otters and am now rather terrified of them.

They r**e otters and other animals, have attacked humans, drowned dogs, and a pack of them can take down alligators.”

8. They will attack.

“Beware of Beavers!

Beavers will stand their ground and confront a threat. If trapped, cornered, or ensnatched, a beaver will attack a human.

The rodents’ sharp teeth may cause serious injury as well as infection. Beavers carry tularemia, parasites, and rabies, which can transfer through bites, body fluids, or infected water.

Before beavers attack humans or other animals, they send a warning by growling and hissing. On land, the animal rises to its hind legs to face a threat. In the water, a startled beaver slaps its tail against the surface to alert others in the colony before diving to safety.”

9. Ahhhhh!

“Dragonflies are vicious, vicious predators.

Something like 95% success rate at hunting, they can fly up to 30 mph, and are ridiculously agile, about to fly up, down, left, right, forwards and backwards, and can hover.”

10. It’s true.


The males have a big venom spike on their back legs, which is intensely painful.

This sounds like a joke, but it’s absolutely true.”



Though it changes once you see them, most people don’t understand just how enormous they are.”

12. Big mistake.


If you fall asleep in the wild and are anywhere near a colony, they will f**king feast on you, man.

It’s terrifying.”

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