A Closer Look at the Some of the Planet’s Most Dangerous Creatures

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The Cone Snail

Looks can sometimes be deceiving and this certainly rings true when it comes to the cone snail. Ensconced in such a beautifully patterned shell, this little creature looks completely harmless. Indeed, it often attracts the attention of beach goers, especially those who are fond of collecting seashells.

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A word of warning though: this snail has a very sharp tooth that propels from its proboscis, shooting out from the pointy end of the shell and injecting a venom so powerful it can cause serious damage and even paralysis to the human body. The scariest part? The venom has analgesic properties, so chances are, you won’t even feel it once you’ve been stung.

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