Top 10 Animals You didn’t know were Venomous

Cuttlefish

The cuttlefish is closely related to the squid and octopus. It has 10 arms covered with tiny suckers, and at the base is their beak.

Hooded Pitohui

A songbird from New Guinea, its skin, as well as feathers, contain a very powerful poison called homobatrachotoxin.

Duck-Billed Platypus

The male platypus has a spur, located on the heel behind each leg. Their venom is not known to be deadly to humans. The venom is produced only by mature males and is most potent during mating season, leading some researches to believe that it is used primarily against competing males

Gila Monster

The Gila Monster is one of only two known venomous lizards and can be found in southwest USA and Mexico. The Gila Monster’s venomous bite is different than most animals, in that most of its teeth have grooves that conduct the flow of the poison.

Centipede

The centipede is very common in the US. Its body is made up of up to 150 segments with a pair of legs for each segment. The head has long antennae and a pair of large claw like structures.

Millipede

Closely related to the centipede, some millipedes emit poisonous liquid secretions or hydrogen cyanide gas through microscopic pores on their body. Some of these substances are caustic and can burn the exoskeleton of ants and other insect predators, and the skin and eyes of larger predators.

Cone Snail

The cone snail’s harpoon is a modification of the radula, an organ in molluscs which acts as both tongue and teeth. The harpoon is hollow and barbed, and is attached to the tip of the radula inside the snail’s throat

Slow Loris

The Slow Loris is one of the few mammals which is venomous. In addition, it is the only mammal which is both venomous and poisonous at the same time.

Komodo Dragon

While they do not technically produce venom, their diet consists of pretty much anything dead, and that creates a special mixture of deadly bacteria build up in their mouths. Their saliva contains more than 50 types of bacteria, of which 7 are highly septic and 4 have no known specific antidote.

Coral

There are many types of coral, and a few of these have toxic chemicals that are not fully researched yet. The most deadly coral is the Palythoa. It can kill a rabbit with only a 25 nanogram injection. To kill a human would only take 4 micrograms. Palytoxin is considered one of the most toxic organic poisons