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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5 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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5 months ago

Good, im thinking of getting a rat now.

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Lia
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5 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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5 months ago

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

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Lia
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5 months ago

sea parrot with extra legs

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James the boba boi
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5 months ago

But it has stylish eyelashes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

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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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5 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.

H Edwards
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5 months ago

It took me years to get over my fear of horses after being bitten on the shoulder by an albino horse when I was about 9. My whole shoulder was black. I managed to stop being scared of horses after many years of riding lessons, but I am still very averse to all albino animals.

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Coleen
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5 months ago (edited)

One of mine tried to take a chunk out of my thigh while I was picking her hooves. Not pleasant. 27/5

Jods
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5 months ago

One unsavoury individual took a bite out of my uncleโ€™s brand new truck. The insurance company did not believe him until the owner of the horse told them that it was true. And Bella the horse had so many ways of inflicting pain whilst she was being groomed. Iโ€™ve got the broken toes, bite mark on bum, and the psychological trauma of being squashed against a wall to mention just a few. I miss her though.

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Speaking of horses I'm getting my own horse soon! Yay! I'm going to learn how to jump a horse

Jods
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5 months ago

I hate you! Which when translated reads as Iโ€™m so jealous of you.

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Jo Davies
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4 months ago

I have a lot of scars from horse bites. Also from accidents involving everything from falling off to getting caught at the back of the stable with a horse frightened by a dog. Good share of broken bones and even a damaged liver. Yes, 48 years old and still ride.

~*Zodiac lover~*
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5 months ago

This picture scares me 0-0

Cori
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5 months ago

I lost a thumbnail to a horse. I was at a big trail ride with literally hundreds of other people and horses. I settling the 2 I had brought in their stalls for the night and noticed someone else's horse had an empty water bucket. I reached into the stall to grab the bucket so I could go fill it for him. Bugger pinned his ears, snaked his neck and bit the sh*t out of me. Thanks buddy. I guess you enjoy being thirsty. ๐Ÿ™„

Ozacoter
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5 months ago

I was feeding a horse once and he got so excited about what I had in my palm that started chewing it. He didnโ€™t want to hurt me and it didnโ€™t hurt a lot but it was very scary.

-Annelise-
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5 months ago

I can confirm. I've had little babies nibble/steal clothing but an angry mom will gladly take a chunk out of your arm for you 0-0

Christian Vaca Morales
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5 months ago

hey, horse ever brushed your teeth.

Tamara Bloch
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5 months ago

It's called floating....done with a metal rasp

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RustyLion Bro
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5 months ago

that horse is horrifying

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it is just neighing or yawning. All horse teeth look like that

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Sang Fe
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4 months ago

Had a boyfriend with a large, jealous mare who I swear came at my head with the intention of eating my face whenever I got within devour distance. I wasn't afraid of horses till then.

Pam Ballestero
Community Member
4 months ago

Horses can bite pretty good. The bite I got on my shoulder was similar to the after effects of the Corona vaccine!

Mz Phit
Community Member
5 months ago

I've been a rider all my life, only bit once. I totally deserved it... was trying to hop on, bareback, but I missed and slammed into the horse's rib cage. Got a quick angry nip, and learned that I'm a clumsy cowgirl

Dalila Goodspeed
Community Member
5 months ago

Actually my little step sister is missing a finger from a horse... And they have had horses its not like she was doing something stupid or anything

DarkLumiya
Community Member
5 months ago

horse bites are painful as hell, one bit me in the collarbone once, the bruised area was insane

Brinta Pap
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't be mistaken by the severity when horses(miles etc) bite! They clamp down like a vise! It hurts cuz it's not like they have sharp teeth that just sink in. The pressure is unrelenting and the bruises and internal damage is ferocious. A friend has subcutaneous scars from an attack and another one needs skin grafts because her mule ripped off the skin on her arm. With her teeth.

Martin John
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5 months ago

When I was a kid, I saw an older brother (about 11 or 12) ask his brother, "Do you wannna see my horse bite?" to his younger brother. Of course, the younger says yes. Older brother leans to one side, pulls the neck of his tshirt to expose his shoulder, then promptly whacks the younger brother in the junk with his fist. You know I used that one on my younger brother after I witnessed it! XD

CatWoman312
Community Member
5 months ago

Iโ€™ve been bitten by a horse. I was afraid of them for quite some time. I was wearing some body spray that had a pear smell to it and I presume I smelled delicious to the horse. His bite felt like being pinched on the shoulder. It then proceeded to chase me until I left his pin.

Beatrice Multhaupt
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5 months ago

Potentially deadly in pre-antibiotics era

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
5 months ago

Hurts worse to be stepped on. We have really big feet in comparison to horses!

Avery Jones
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5 months ago

As someone who works at a stable and has been bitten many a time, I can confirm. Angry horse bites = week long bruises

Marcellus the Third
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5 months ago

Easy enough to have lasting scars/ bits of shoulder muscle missing forever.

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KC Lancaster
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5 months ago

Horses can be downright lethal. Just ask Buck Brannaman, the original Horse Whisperer. He saved the life of a man handling an out-of-control one-year old that nearly took the man's face off. That horse was brutal, but all the ones I've ever come across were sweet - except for the mare who bucked me off and stamped on both legs. That took a while to get over, but I blame myself for trying to ride bareback near her foal.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

That was a segment in the movie Buck. That horse was probably a rig (ungelded and undescended testicle) and was also an orphan with possible brain damage. He was a spoiled rogue. He definitely attacked that trainer and was in fight mode when he got scared off by people. (meaning he was going down on his knees to used the weight of his head and neck to further attack) In my experience this kind of horse was made by the idiot owner. They are also exceedingly rare.

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David Zhou
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5 months ago

AH! That looks painful!

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Heather Williams
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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 months ago

now he can eat crunchy bread

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A very angy gay
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5 months ago

but love bites :(

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James the boba boi
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5 months ago

Dorable

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James the boba boi
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5 months ago

I never realized that fishes had tongues

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James the boba boi
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5 months ago

Is that a beanie he wearing? Oh no itโ€™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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5 months ago

he screm

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Sista of the moon
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5 months ago

Ooh that pic tho- he be Bitin

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ARandomPerson
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5 months ago

look at dat beard

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Sista of the moon
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5 months ago

This animal has rbf. Resting bison face

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Sista of the moon
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5 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!