According to scientists’ estimates, around 8.7 million species are dwelling on earth. Besides all the cute animals that we adore and domesticate, there are other creatures as well that don’t look adorable. Instead, they could scare you to death. They are often called the scariest creatures on earth.
Most of such scary animals may be small in size, and some might not look scary, though they still pose a significant threat to humans. The frightening part is, they live on the same planet as we do, which means they are somewhat close to us, and who knows? Probably one day, we might encounter them in life. Well, it’s not Halloween yet, so we won’t scare you much. For now, let’s just talk about how these creatures look and where they are present.
10 Scariest Creature on Earth
Without any further discussions, let’s move forward to check out some creepy creatures on earth.
Venezuelan Poodle Moth
From its appearance, it seems like a cute stuffed toy that everybody wants to cuddle with, and it also resembles a fluffy dog – Pokémon character. This unique moth has captured the attention of the internet due to its scarcity. They are reportedly found in Venezuela, South America, in a Canaima National Park. The natural habitat includes moist forests and high rock plateaus. They live on liquid diets to maintain their water balances.
Cyclops Shark – malformed fetus
All our lives, we have known sharks only that have two eyes, but we have never heard of a shark that has just one eye. According to the reports, a fisherman in the Gulf of California caught this shark. Its features were not properly developed as it was sliced from the belly of a pregnant mama dusky shark. However, it doesn’t mean it had an underdeveloped second eye. Shark experts examined it and found that it has just one eye made of functional optical tissue. It is pretty rare to find such a creature.
Goliath Tigerfish – Hydrocynus Goliath
The Hydrocynus Goliath, also called Goliath Tigerfish, comes in the category of the most famous tigerfish. The largest one of them reportedly weighed 70 kgs (154 pounds). It is a freshwater fish that lives in African Freshwater streams and the only fish that is said to attack humans. They are known to be more predatory than aggressive. They are the most gigantic and scariest member of the family, Alestidae.
Pinocchio Frog – Australian Tree Frogs
Australian tree frogs, also known as Pinocchio frogs, have a long protrusion on their nose that makes their nose look big. This is why they are called Pinocchio frogs. The pointed thing on its nose becomes sharp when the male is active and deflates when it is less active. They are 2.5 millimeters long and commonly found in yellow, green, and brown colors. Their natural habitat is the Foja mountains of Indonesia.
Marabou birds are long-legged and long-necked wading birds and are large. This bird might seem to be hiding something in its pouch at a glance, but they naturally have this bloated reddish pouch hanging from their necks. These birds consume trash, carcasses, and feces. If you’re planning to hunt this bird, drop it.
The Greater Bilby
The bilby is a rat-sized marsupial that is primarily active at night. You might be wondering why they have enormous ears, that because bilbies cannot see, they rely on their sense of hearing and smell to find prey and their families. Greater bilbies are omnivorous and dine on seeds, fungi, spiders, and insects. Their average life span is 7 years in wild habitat. They become active to breed from age 6.
Long Wattled Umbrellabird
The bird is called a Wattled umbrella as it has a weird wattle on its neck that can surprisingly grow up to 35 cm long. They are entirely black and bear a conspicuous crest at the top of their head, making them look like an umbrella. The wattle on their necks helps them amplify loud calls. This bird was first discovered by a scientist in 2003. Naturally, they are found in rainforests.
Lobster Moth Caterpillar
You must be wondering if the name of this animal/insect is this strange, how weird would the animal itself be? It is called the lobster moth due to its lobster-like appearance; otherwise, it is just a caterpillar. As a defense mechanism, their body produces formic acid through which they save themselves in complex situations. Since they are a common species, they can be easily found in the woodlands of England and Wales.
Asian Sheepshead Wrasse
Just like its name says, Asian Sheepshead Wrasse is a species of wrasse. It is considered one of the largest natives of the Western Pacific Ocean. The giant size of this animal is enough to scare anybody off. It can grow in length up to 100 cm and weigh up to 14.7 kgs. This marine animal might look giant and scary from appearance, but it poses no threat to humans. They swim slowly around the ocean found around rocky reefs.
Tube nosed Fruit bat
Tube-nosed fruit bats have this weird noise that gives them a clever look along with their facial expressions. They are frugivores and primarily live on fruits. Their eating habits are like a typical bat; they bite a small piece of fruit while hanging horizontally from the tree. If you fear bats, rest assured because this species doesn’t like to contact humans. Here is a strange fact about these bats, they cannot stand strong smells and leave places where they sense the scent of essential oils.
These are some of the so-called scariest creatures on earth. These animals might be strange-looking but don’t pose a danger to humans;, sometimes, animals that don’t seem scary are dangerous. Who could have imagined that an adorable wide-eyed animal-like slow loris could be poisonous? So, it all depends on the nature and species of animals. Though, we still personally feel that Goliath Tigerfish is the creepiest of all.