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.


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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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