Signs are supposed to have the most basic of practical purposes. They can give directions, for example, or give the name of a street or place. Perhaps they are there to warn us of a potential hazard up ahead.

Sometimes though, a warning sign can instill more fear and trepidation in a person than is strictly necessary. Sure, it's better to be safe than sorry, but who really wants to be told to watch out for falling snakes? I mean, how often is that really happening?

This list, compiled by Bored Panda, is a series of sinister signs that captured people's attention for their slightly threatening nature. Sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes deadly serious, these are the kind of warnings that everyone is definitely taking notice of! Which is, ultimately, the point in putting up signs in the first place.

Scroll down to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Sign At An Irish Zoo

Sign At An Irish Zoo

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

fair warning

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#2

Sarcasm Meets Capitalism

Sarcasm Meets Capitalism

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Asat Voong
Community Member
1 year ago

Best Ad 2019

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#3

It’s Only Fair

It’s Only Fair

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 year ago

Snakes behind a mesh fence?!?! *runs away screaming*

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#4

This Sign At My Uncles House

This Sign At My Uncles House

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Sean Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again

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#5

I Noticed A New Sign At My Doctors Office

I Noticed A New Sign At My Doctors Office

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

What?? People get a lollipop after vaccinations. All I got was a sore arm (and protection from vaccine preventable diseases).

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#6

Slower

Slower

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Iván Galarraga
Community Member
1 year ago

Hehe 193a7m-5dc...95e3b2.jpg 193a7m-5dc965495e3b2.jpg

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#7

Good Advice

Good Advice

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

I have this on my office wall and on my working jacket.----

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#8

At Pittsburgh Zoo - What?

At Pittsburgh Zoo - What?

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chachkimooch
Community Member
1 year ago

She kinda reminds me of Samira Wiley from Orange is the New Black.

Yvo Nne
Community Member
1 year ago

That is Samira Wiley.

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martin734
Community Member
1 year ago

Forget the falling Deer, I would be much more concerned about the Leopard landing on me.

Lauri foss
Community Member
1 year ago

She also plays Moira from the handmaid's tale on hulu.

it's me again
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate it when I get hit with falling deer.

prevent the toast
Community Member
1 year ago

its part of the exhibit. theris a deer pelt that they hang on one of the trees

Csaba Hegedűs
Community Member
1 year ago

Falling deers seem to be a bigger risk than leopards.

desert29rat
Community Member
1 year ago

It's raining deer.

Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

It's raining deer

Danielle Rux
Community Member
1 year ago

omg i remember seeing that when i went there i was little and my sister told me it was real XD

Lizzy
Community Member
1 year ago

I was staring at her for a few minutes before I realized it is Samira Wiley! Really like her!

Fixin'Ta
Community Member
1 year ago

That's just ... horrifying.

Wendy Richardson
Community Member
1 year ago

The look on her face!!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Um, how close are the leopards and their trees to warrant this warning?

Liesa Yopp
Community Member
1 year ago

The look on her face totally makes this picture.

Loretta
Community Member
1 year ago

That reminds me of Monty Python.

Jennifer C.
Community Member
1 year ago

omg.....

John Laurens/Gay Turtle
Community Member
1 year ago

*feels something drip on head and runs away screaming* *it's just rain*

Lotus Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

WTF?

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

The last thing I'd want is a leopard's unfinished lunch falling on me.

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
1 year ago

I always am beware of falling animals

Reuben BirkHaskell
Community Member
1 year ago

what about the leopards?

Kyamelia Samanta
Community Member
1 year ago

Thts pousey

Jaybird3939
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the Face!

Tianjun Xu
Community Member
1 year ago

Look out from ABOVE!

Nellie Kelsh
Community Member
1 year ago

she reminds of the handmaiden who got turned into a hooker from Handmaids tale.

Kerri Hudson
Community Member
1 year ago

Nearly choked over this one and the face says it all!

GenXandEarnedItAll
Community Member
1 year ago

That face! Too cute!

UncleBu
Community Member
1 year ago

I recall her face from the lucky 13 episode from love death and robot

Lauri foss
Community Member
1 year ago

This is Moira, she is from the handmaid's tale on hulu. I love her in this show.

Dei Midkiff
Community Member
1 year ago

The risk would be lesser, i guess.. means the leopard is full already?

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

Samira!!!

David KH Wong
Community Member
1 year ago

Predator's habits

Katinka Min
Community Member
1 year ago

I really, REALLY want to see a lot more of Samira Wiley. (I actually stopped watching Orange is the New black shortly after her character as killed. There was just a too important part of the general mood missing.) Netflix, go cast her in a major role, please!!!

Jenny Lorenz
Community Member
1 year ago

All she had to do was take a pic of the sign. Not a selfie in front of it

Punk Unicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

She's a famous actor. Fans like this kind of stuff.

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Jeff Heinemann
Community Member
1 year ago

That's not Photoshopped or anything.

Electric Ed
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks a bit chilly for leopards there?

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#9

This Corn Maze Sign

This Corn Maze Sign

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't they mean maize?

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#10

Thanks For The Heads Up

Thanks For The Heads Up

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Iván Galarraga
Community Member
1 year ago

Duh...

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#11

I Mean... It’s Not Wrong

I Mean... It’s Not Wrong

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it's me again
Community Member
1 year ago

Buzzkill

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#12

Presenting Exhibit A

Presenting Exhibit A

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Ben Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

But you’ll still win sadly. They’ll find some reason it wasn’t your fault...even though it 100% was

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#13

I Have Well Meaning Neighbours Who Knock On My Door At All Times (All Times) To Inform Me Of Neighbourhood Discord

I Have Well Meaning Neighbours Who Knock On My Door At All Times (All Times) To Inform Me Of Neighbourhood Discord

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Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

i need this!

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#14

This Sign

This Sign

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

Have a look at the famous german shortfilm "Staplerfahrer Klaus" (you don't need to understand german to appreciate :-))

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#15

Nope

Nope

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought horses were herbivores? Oh, look out, Herb!

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#16

This Sign Outside A Cabin My Family Is Staying In

This Sign Outside A Cabin My Family Is Staying In

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Fruzsina Märcz
Community Member
1 year ago

Which bear doesn't kill you, makes you a revenant.

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#17

Gotta Be Bold To Urinate In Public In Tirana, Albania

Gotta Be Bold To Urinate In Public In Tirana, Albania

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
1 year ago

Same in China.

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#18

At The Hippo Exhibit

At The Hippo Exhibit

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Asat Voong
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

warning...shit happens

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#19

This Sign At My Local Orthodox Church

This Sign At My Local Orthodox Church

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Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

this is terrifying! Oo

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#20

Take A Guess

Take A Guess

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Dave van Es
Community Member
1 year ago

Always yesterday, today, and tomorrow

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#21

Alligators Love Kids

Alligators Love Kids

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Stevie
Community Member
1 year ago

Kinda looks like the alligator is wearing sunglasses

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#22

Public Service Announcement To All Kids

Public Service Announcement To All Kids

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

So you're on the ride until an emergency happens? No wonder people are crying.

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#23

This Is A Real Sign

This Is A Real Sign

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mcsa student
Community Member
1 year ago

pretty accurate.

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#24

At A Nearby Wolf Sanctuary

At A Nearby Wolf Sanctuary

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TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine trying to rob the place and not realizing there are wolves

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#25

Crocodile Enclosure At Sydney Aquarium

Crocodile Enclosure At Sydney Aquarium

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

And if the crocodile doesn't kill you, you're either lucky or not human

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#26

Seen At My Local Tattoo Studio

Seen At My Local Tattoo Studio

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

But my tattoo is on my neck....................

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#27

Just Another Day In Alaska

Just Another Day In Alaska

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danielw
Community Member
1 year ago

.... they just want to know what's in your pic'a'nic basket....

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#28

Texas, Home Of The World's Scariest Sign

Texas, Home Of The World's Scariest Sign

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

sounds kinda like Australia

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#29

This Is How Our Tigers See You

This Is How Our Tigers See You

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

We look delicious.

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#30

Trust Me, I Won't

Trust Me, I Won't

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 year ago

Or make jokes about his name.

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#31

No Idea What It Means But Can't Be Good

No Idea What It Means But Can't Be Good

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Kalaih Zora
Community Member
1 year ago

In Spanish, the testicles are called "eggs"

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#32

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee-Uh Oh!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee-Uh Oh!

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
1 year ago

That's oddly specific.

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#33

No Worries, 3 Layers Of Glass Still Remain To Protect You From The King Of The Jungle

No Worries, 3 Layers Of Glass Still Remain To Protect You From The King Of The Jungle

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
1 year ago

Glass expert evaluated it, and then got the hell outta there :D

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#34

My Relaxing Road Trip From Darwin To Melbourne, Australia

My Relaxing Road Trip From Darwin To Melbourne, Australia

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

This is Australia, need I say more.

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#35

A Good Reminder Not To Drown

A Good Reminder Not To Drown

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, I have heard that.

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#36

Killer Coconuts In Oahu Hi

Killer Coconuts In Oahu Hi

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MikeyG
Community Member
1 year ago

You are still 30 times more likely to die from a falling coconut than a shark attack.

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#37

Advertisement For An Anti-Malaria Medicine (1941)

Advertisement For An Anti-Malaria Medicine (1941)

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Would also make a good pro-vaccination advertisement. “These people’s parents didn’t believe in vaccination”.

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#38

Found This Gem At A Local Bulk Foods Store

Found This Gem At A Local Bulk Foods Store

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eliana
Community Member
1 year ago

children must have cyclops supervision

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#39

Ominous AF

Ominous AF

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
1 year ago

I think I saw that episode of the Twilight Zone.

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#40

Ummm... Okay?

Ummm... Okay?

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 year ago

If your kids "live" here, they are zombies: drive as fast as you can!

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