Even wondered what it’s like getting bitten by an animal? As you can imagine, there are animals that bite hard to defend themselves or as a form of an attack. However, not all animals are capable of biting with force, and can end up giving more of a suckle than a bite. And then there’s the question of whether they were trying to bite you with malicious intent.

Anywho, Jelena Woehr recently went to Twitter to answer this very question: what’s it like being bitten by various animals?

One thread later, we have a list of 20 animals and tweet-long reviews with ratings detailing the various bites found in the animal kingdom.

Bored Panda invites you to check out Jelena’s reviews of bites in the list below. And while you’re down there, why not vote on the ones you liked the most, and leave us a comment with your own animal bite reviews in the comment section!

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Lia
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2 months ago

these are animals are hard when they bite but they also nibbel your fingers and hands but they can tear of a finger nail

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RustyLion Bro
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2 months ago

Good, im thinking of getting a rat now.

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Lia
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2 months ago

hehehe penny gap

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So, Jelena Woehr (pronounced yell in a war), a writer, editor, creative, educator, and businesswoman from Los Angeles, went to Twitter with a thread—a thread that reviews animal bites.

In particular, these are somewhat detailed accounts of how these various animals bite, and how it feels.

Now, we’re not sure whether the author of these tweets has actually done the empirical part of this experiment before writing up the reviews, but whatever the case may be, don’t try this at home!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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2 months ago

I FRICKEN LOVE AKITAS AND SHIBAS!(as well as Samoyeds.)

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Lia
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2 months ago

sea parrot with extra legs

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James the boba boi
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2 months ago

But it has stylish eyelashes 👁👄👁👍🏾

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The list includes a number of domesticated and wild animals: everything from goats to snakes to birds to dogs to different kinds of rodents.

Each review includes a general overview of the bite, its qualities and character, the feeling and other related details.

The reviews also include a rating on a 5-point scale with 0 being a bad and 5—a good rating. In some cases, the “experience” breaks the scale, but in most it stays within the confines of the numeric continuum.

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Angelica H.
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2 months ago

my dad is scared of horses because when he was five or six he saw a lady get bitten really hard by a horse.

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Heather Williams
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2 months ago

Unless it is a baby goat, then it is pretty painful since they have sharp teeth. I speak from experience here.

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ARandomPerson
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2 months ago

lmao

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According to Jelena, among the best bites are those by the parrotlet, the African pygmy hedgehog, the chinchilla, and, of course, the giant squid, which got a million-point rating.

But, there are also bad bites, mostly ones that are anything but pleasant: those by the vicuña (South American camelids reminiscent of llamas), the domestic cat, the black bear hamster, and the Norwegian rat. The vicuña, though cute, got a -5 rating, so there’s that.

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RustyLion Bro
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2 months ago

I got bit from my friend's pet ferret on my finger, it just has a cut

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Lia
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2 months ago

now he can eat crunchy bread

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A very angy gay
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2 months ago

but love bites :(

Skadi Lifdis
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2 months ago

Yeah...not when they clamp down. Two of my cats got into a fight learly one morning ast year and my groggy ass tried to separate them. Spider, not realizing he grabbed my hand, sank his teeth in. Aside from the extremely deep gashes that took close to a month to completely heal, he also fractured a bone near my wrist. As soon as he realized he had me, he let go and spent the rest of the day following me around. He was very, very sorry.

Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Aww reminds me of my cat years ago when he was little! He was the sweetest boy never bite or scratch but one day while he was falling he grabbed from my leg and gave me a huge deep scratch that made me scream in pain! He was so scared he ran away and then came back looking so worried with his big eyes that i couldn't be mad at him at all😥😥 i really miss him

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Marla
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2 months ago

Always, always, always go to the hospital if a cat bite breaks the skin. Most likely you'll need I.V. antibiotics & possibly surgery depending on how deep the bite is. Also, if you're scratched & bleeding you should bleed it if you can, wash w/warm water & soap, then apply neosporin.

Petra Jahnke
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2 months ago

Jepp - got bitten by my own cat end of last year and ended up spending 10 days in a hospital including an operation and weeks of antibiotics...cat bites are not fun!!

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Jods
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2 months ago

I tried to intervene when a friends cat was trying to kill the neighbours dog. Kitty (yes, she really was called Kitty) sank her teeth and claws into my right arm as I bent down to pick her up. About 10 minutes later the pain was incredible and my arm ballooned. Two weeks of antibiotics.

Up All Night
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2 months ago

Trying to ki-- how small that dog was? Was it a chihuahua?

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Kitty Luna Darrow
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2 months ago

Seriously, I'm pretty much immune to cat bites. They don't bother me at all lol

Jods
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2 months ago

Probably built up an immunity as I think I have too. Last nights latest from Jasper just because he felt like it. 46041C86-B...d-jpeg.jpg 46041C86-BAAF-40D4-BB36-6DEB2E7038A0-608067e8e0bcd-jpeg.jpg

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it's me again
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2 months ago

i nom your digits hooman. nomnomnom.

Sista of the moon
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2 months ago

Nuuuuuuuu but so cute

Camille Paek
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2 months ago

noice cat btw

Chenandoa
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2 months ago

My cat bit me like 3 minutes ago...I was disturbing her, so she scolded me like a kitten. However, the bite hurt, so I let her no that it was too much (i said ow, and put my finger between her molars rather than fangs, fyi, they hate that, but it does no harm, and you will not get a serious bite)

Jods
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2 months ago

I still have a dead finger due to a tiny little moggy. Teeth went right through.

Pezor Zass
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2 months ago

wife had to have surgery after breaking up a cat fight. wounds can be very nasty

James the boba boi
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2 months ago

My cats only bites me sometimes and that’s when I annoy her but she did swat at my leg once I believe its because she loved me and didn’t want me to leave but maybe I was wrong

meowy kit
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2 months ago

She swatted with her murder bats

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Kyle
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2 months ago

I was bitten by a cat and my hand swelled and hurt like a son of a gun. Needed antibiotics shots and was warned surgery might be necessary but it turned out okay. Didn’t know it could get that bad that fast..

s. vitkovitsky
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2 months ago

Yep, it can go from bleeding gash to hooked up to intravenous amtibiotics in less than a day. Did for me, still love cats.

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Edward Treen
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1 month ago

It's all part of the charm of having a feline overlord - and it reminds you of your place.

Dio
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2 months ago

My poor cat is a blind little sausage and needed washing after a toilet related accident... He did not like bath and I learnt my lesson with a deep bite (the only time he's ever bitten me!). My hand ballooned to twice it's size, but it went down after a couple of days. He did leave a bruise too. I looked up after that it's actually quite dangerous to have a true cat bite, so I think I had a lucky escape. :)

The_tattered_hippie
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2 months ago

Ugh. One of the worst bites (and subsequent infections) I’ve ever gotten came from a cat. Never really know how much you use your thumb until you can’t. 😩

Glynna Bowood
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2 months ago

Feel my Fangs of Pain!! And my Claws of Death!!

John Abbott
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2 months ago

When I visited my vet once, she had a finger that was completely black and blue, and swollen bigger than a sausage. A cat had managed to bite into the finger's joint capsule, leading to very nasty infection.

CatWoman312
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2 months ago

I’ve seen a few people be deeply bitten by cats so you have to be careful when they’re agitated or scared

Coopè
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2 months ago

My mom got bitten, it got infected, swelled, and she couldn't move her hand at all for like 2 days.

Chey Monks
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2 months ago

best bites ever

Jods
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2 months ago

It’s cute and endearing but it doesn’t half sting. Splodge cuddles up with me in bed and often ends up kneading my upper arm and neck. Looks like I’ve been used as a pincushion.

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2 months ago

lol

lincholn6echo
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2 months ago

a real skin breaking cat bite really isnt fun. I once got seriously bitten by my cat at the vet during a painful examination, had a swollen arm for 3 weeks, couldnt use my hand because of the swelling and had to take antibiotics for 3 weeks...

Saico Hipe
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2 months ago

HA! Joke's on you. I already HAVE toxoplasmosis 🤣

Suzanne Clark
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2 months ago

When my kittens were little, it looked like tiny little vampires had been at work on my arm.

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James the boba boi
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2 months ago

Dorable

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James the boba boi
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2 months ago

I never realized that fishes had tongues

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James the boba boi
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2 months ago

Is that a beanie he wearing? Oh no it’s just skin......

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Though the thread received a modest amount of attention from the internet, just a bit over 13,000 likes with nearly 4,500 retweets, many were still engaged sharing their own thoughts on bites.

The commenters effectively said to avoid bites from animals like golden Syrian hamsters, geese, and Maine coons.

However, not all are bad. Some vouched for pigeons, gerbils, grasshoppers, and many other very tame animals as having either ineffective and/or amusing bites.

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SCP-096
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2 months ago

he screm

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Sista of the moon
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2 months ago

Ooh that pic tho- he be Bitin

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ARandomPerson
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2 months ago

look at dat beard

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Sista of the moon
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2 months ago

This animal has rbf. Resting bison face

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Sista of the moon
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2 months ago

Green

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You can find out more in Jelena's Twitter thread, but before you tell us your thoughts on this. Care to share your knowledge—or better yet, reviews—on bites? Let us know in the comment section below!