Not everything in nature is as beautiful or as hilarious as we're mostly used to. It has a dark side, too, and I'll completely understand if this list by Bored Panda forces you to build a pillow-fort in your living room and avoid going outside for a week.

From a mama centipede protecting its babies to a wasp colony building a nest around a discarded doll, these pictures feature some of the scariest things Mother Earth has to offer. Scroll down to test how brave you are, and vote for your favorite entries.

#1 This Lava Pit Looks Like It's Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell

This Lava Pit Looks Like It's Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell

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John L 1 year ago

Where's Dante when we really need him. :D

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#2 Hermit Crab Using A Discarded Doll Head For A Shell

Hermit Crab Using A Discarded Doll Head For A Shell

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

As I've always had a fear of dolls,this is terrifying. ..Can you imagine this head moving across your path?

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#3 Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

Jesus....This is even worse then the Hermit Crab.

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#4 This Frog Was Found All Dried Up And Withered Outside The Store In The Morning. The Store Manager Said, "Let's Try Splashing Some Water On It," And Holy Sh*t It Came Back To F*cking Life

This Frog Was Found All Dried Up And Withered Outside The Store In The Morning. The Store Manager Said, "Let's Try Splashing Some Water On It," And Holy Sh*t It Came Back To F*cking Life

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Daria B 1 year ago

Sounds like something that's possible only in cartoons. ♥

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#5 An Abandoned Hornet's Nest My Dad Found In His Shed That He Hadn't Been In For A Couple Years. The Head Is Apart Of A Wooden Statue It Fused With

An Abandoned Hornet's Nest My Dad Found In His Shed That He Hadn't Been In For A Couple Years. The Head Is Apart Of A Wooden Statue It Fused With

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#PugLife 1 year ago

That is HORRIFYING.

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#6 Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

Mama nope protecting her little nopes.

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#7 Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice

Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice

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#PugLife 1 year ago

Certainly beats a wooden sign.

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#8 Cymothoa Exigua Is A Type Of Parasite That Enters Fish's Gills, Eats Their Tongue, And Then Replaces It

Cymothoa Exigua Is A Type Of Parasite That Enters Fish's Gills, Eats Their Tongue, And Then Replaces It

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

That's it...Of to watch Little House on the Prairie....Aaaaarrgghhhhh..

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#9 Husks Of Dead Flowers In My Garden. Look Like Skulls/Plague Masks

Husks Of Dead Flowers In My Garden. Look Like Skulls/Plague Masks

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Stephanie Hutner 1 year ago

Looks like slipknot masks

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#10 Devil's Fingers Fungus

Devil's Fingers Fungus

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Daria B 1 year ago

Now I know the inspiration for the Alien films.

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#11 Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

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Troux 1 year ago

This is a young Goblin Shark.

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#12 So Many Bees In The Wall That Their Honey Is Leaking Through An Outlet

So Many Bees In The Wall That Their Honey Is Leaking Through An Outlet

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criminalgirl 1 year ago

And attracting ants!!!

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#13 Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

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spirit wolf 1 year ago

Holy shit don't fucking touch that...

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#14 Snake Head Caterpillar

Snake Head Caterpillar

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

I just hope that the butterfly doesn't have a snake head. Flying snakes, that's what we need.

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#15 This Busy Owl Killed 70+ Lemmings And Surrounded His Nest With Their Fresh Corpses

This Busy Owl Killed 70+ Lemmings And Surrounded His Nest With Their Fresh Corpses

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Samantha Barnard 1 year ago

Cosy

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#16 A Centipede That Was Devoured By A Viper, Ate Its Way Out

A Centipede That Was Devoured By A Viper, Ate Its Way Out

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

So the snake thought that the blade-mouthed bug would make a good lunch.

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#17 This Tree In Nebraska Was Struck By Lightning And Burning Afterwards A Day Later

This Tree In Nebraska Was Struck By Lightning And Burning Afterwards A Day Later

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Daria B 1 year ago

Side quest!

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#18 Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

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Cassiel Magem 1 year ago

Ha! And you though only cells could reproduce asexually. One day... one day.

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#19 Fireants Create A Floating Island Of Themselves To Ride Out The Houston Flooding

Fireants Create A Floating Island Of Themselves To Ride Out The Houston Flooding

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Aunt Messy 1 year ago

As someone who's been bitten by those little tidbits from Hell, it would not be a problem for me if a wave took care of them.

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#20 Was About To Show My Kids That Cicada Shells Aren't Gross And Scary When

Was About To Show My Kids That Cicada Shells Aren't Gross And Scary When

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Daria B 1 year ago

It did it on purpose. Waiting for the perfect moment to prank on you.

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#21 These Reticulated Pythons Self-Segregated Themselves Based On Color Just After Hatching

These Reticulated Pythons Self-Segregated Themselves Based On Color Just After Hatching

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criminalgirl 1 year ago

Looks like a box of guts!

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#22 Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus) Bull Showing Antlers That Are Shedding Velvet, North America

Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus) Bull Showing Antlers That Are Shedding Velvet, North America

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criminalgirl 1 year ago

Looks gory, but still really impressive.

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#23 A Beehive Built Around Wind Chimes At My Friend's House

A Beehive Built Around Wind Chimes At My Friend's House

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Judh Palcon Domo 1 year ago

Because they do not want noise.

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#24 The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

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Lila Launehase 1 year ago

He can be happy he still has his tongue...

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#25 Wingless Fly Penicillidia That Attaches To Bats' Heads And Never Leaves Its Body

Wingless Fly Penicillidia That Attaches To Bats' Heads And Never Leaves Its Body

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Daria B 1 year ago

Spiderman vs. Batman

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#26 This Gecko With Three Tails

This Gecko With Three Tails

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Cassiel Magem 1 year ago

Poor guy. I'm sure the others make fun of it.

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#27 Ant On My Porch Carrying The Head Of His Vanquished Enemy

Ant On My Porch Carrying The Head Of His Vanquished Enemy

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Sanchit Jain 1 year ago

May be it will put it in on top of door of its Ant-home, fancy design!

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#28 A Landslide In Taiwan

A Landslide In Taiwan

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Cassiel Magem 1 year ago

"Well then..."

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#29 The Battle

The Battle

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#30 My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

I've found a half eaten worm in my pear once... guess where was the other half.

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#31 My Cousin Caught A Lobster With Double Pinchers. Both Claws Work

My Cousin Caught A Lobster With Double Pinchers. Both Claws Work

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PsychoPrincess 1 year ago

Again stop polluting our Waters God this world is screwed

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#32 A Venus Fly Trap Getting A Huge Meal

A Venus Fly Trap Getting A Huge Meal

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Nancy E 1 year ago

Why do people buy these plants ? My brother had one for a long time

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#33 Spiked Skeleton

Spiked Skeleton

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#34 Arachnids Aren't Safe From Cordyceps Fungus Either

Arachnids Aren't Safe From Cordyceps Fungus Either

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Cassiel Magem 1 year ago

It's "The last of us" zombie fungus.

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#35 Battle-Scarred Hippo

Battle-Scarred Hippo

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Daria B 1 year ago

Reminds me of the giant whale in One Piece, was similarly scarred.

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#36 Lamprey's Mouth

Lamprey's Mouth

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

Wanna Kiss XD ?

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#37 Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

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Sanchit Jain 1 year ago

I don't even want to imagine the agony of creatures that will come in their way!

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#38 Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

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Blue Hippo 1 year ago

Are you sure that didn't come from the shower drain?

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#39 This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

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Sanchit Jain 1 year ago

awww.. that's cute!

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#40 Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

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criminalgirl 1 year ago

There is nothing wimpy about a Canadian goose! But size and talons make the difference.

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#41 Gecko Eats His Own Tail

Gecko Eats His Own Tail

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Andrius 1 year ago

Waste not, want not

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#42 Fatal Blow

Fatal Blow

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Ladislav Pollo 1 year ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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