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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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Very visual & scary !

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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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Annemarie Elshout
Community Member
3 years ago

its a friend of Woody in toystory

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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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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

This is more horrifying than Annabelle. Both the parts combined.

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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

9999monkeys Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

That is fantastic.

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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

CountBubs Report

#PugLife
Community Member
3 years ago

That is HORRIFYING.

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#6

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

gDisasters Report

spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Nature! Awesome! BUT BARF... OMG so fucking creepy.

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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
Community Member
3 years 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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Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

What the f....!?!?

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like slipknot masks

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
3 years ago

They totally do lol.

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FlanFace
Community Member
3 years ago

These are antirrhinums, AKA snapdragons

Dana Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

Soon to be renamed nopedragons

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GrumpyCat7
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG!! Dried up???...soooooooo...(thinking of froggie).....who's game to throw some WATER on them?!!

Charlene Brickey
Community Member
3 years ago

Humor is good

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Brendon Marshall
Community Member
3 years ago

just TAKE THEM OUT. Your garden will look better without a plant that looks like it has been grown by Satan.

Mary Clough
Community Member
3 years ago

lol I had those in my garden too :) Screen-Sho...b5-png.jpg Screen-Shot-2017-09-08-at-103633-AM-59b2aad7dbfb5-png.jpg

Micha Yehudi
Community Member
3 years ago

This is pretty comforting after what we've had so far

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
3 years ago

Look like Dragon's Skull Snapdragon c7e0811714...4299c1.jpg c7e081171404f2221165d3cf5f55b2fb-59b1fc34299c1.jpg

d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
3 years ago

Why am I thinking of Twenty One Pilots?

Amanda Harker
Community Member
3 years ago

That's actually pretty cool.

Maverick rudometkin
Community Member
3 years ago

this is what happens when you plant souls

adiana
Community Member
3 years ago

WTF

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
3 years ago

Those are AWESOME!

Edmon Lagahit
Community Member
3 years ago

Creepy!

Mickie Ramos
Community Member
3 years ago

Nature is cool...

Jennifer Hood
Community Member
3 years ago

Those are snapdragons

Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
3 years ago

snapdragon seed pods!

Jessica Humphrey
Community Member
3 years ago

What are those?!

FAKENAME FAKENAME
Community Member
3 years ago

Give to me I want

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 years ago

Can you hear them softly cry? Creepy.

Felix Feline
Community Member
3 years ago

What kind of flowers?

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Very creepy.

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
7 months ago

KOOL FOR HALLOWEEN !

X ElectricReaper X
Community Member
1 year ago

uuuuuuoooooooooooaaaaaagh

Kathy Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

Weird!

Jane Rawlinson
Community Member
2 years ago

Creepy

Cookie
Community Member
2 years ago

They are just snapdragons. Standard seed pods.

Ginger Walker
Community Member
3 years ago

Spooky!

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
3 years ago

The garden of philosophy

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen these :-)

Rehman Doomunkhan
Community Member
3 years ago

A sign of zombies apparition !!!

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm certain that you have l people in there somewhere

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't know why but I feel this plant is dead

P STEVENS
Community Member
3 years ago

EEWWWWWWW...............

Sabrena Patterson
Community Member
3 years ago

Snapdragons

DSham
Community Member
3 years ago

Which plant is it?

Pamela Grove
Community Member
3 years ago

I have never seen this plant before. What is it?

Laura Gray
Community Member
3 years ago

oh dear -

Karen Woodruff
Community Member
3 years ago

:-O

Helen Burgess
Community Member
3 years ago

dried-up snapdragon flowers.

GrumpyCat7
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG!! Dried up???...soooooooo...(thinking of froggie).....who's game to throw some WATER on them?!!

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Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

Hmmm would it scare off criminals if I plant it near my window😁

Jenny Shiffer
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow

Nini
Community Member
3 years ago

AWESOME. 😶😶😶 what's that plant? there are some people I hate who forgot about my existence, I'd like to remind them with a nice greeting.

Charlene Brickey
Community Member
3 years ago

Humor is nice

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Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

which flower please for my info. want to make sure I don't grow them by mistake in my garden!

Barb Logan
Community Member
3 years ago

They look like lily-of-the-valley when the blossoms have dried up. They are beautiful before they dry up.

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Cassiel Magem
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3 years ago

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Those are no plague masks. Stop spreading ignorance

Here to Troll
Community Member
3 years ago

"Looks like" =/= "exact replica"

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#10

Devil's Fingers Fungus

Devil's Fingers Fungus

DJHbutterflies Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Jeeze...WTF?

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#11

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

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Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

Eww

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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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy shit don't fucking touch that...

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#14

Snake Head Caterpillar

Snake Head Caterpillar

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Fantastic.

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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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spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Savage!

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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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Judh Palcon Domo
Community Member
3 years ago

Genius survival.

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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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Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

Lava tree?

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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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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Evolving right before our eyes?

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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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Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

Genius.

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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

Snarcasm101 Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

I would have run a mile..

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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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Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone know who they did that?

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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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

*Sheeplike teeth

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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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Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of Issac Antibirth.

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#26

This Gecko With Three Tails

This Gecko With Three Tails

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Always handy to have "spares".

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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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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought that was the head of the ant.

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#28

A Landslide In Taiwan

A Landslide In Taiwan

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Dear God!

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#29

The Battle

The Battle

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Stalemate?

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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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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That's the hidden bonus within your food! ♥

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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
Community Member
3 years 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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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

These might be useful to get rid of mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and all other annoying little creatures.

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#33

Spiked Skeleton

Spiked Skeleton

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Puffer fish?

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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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#PugLife
Community Member
3 years ago

Thanks for the nightmares!

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#35

Battle-Scarred Hippo

Battle-Scarred Hippo

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Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

it's sweating natural sunscreen.

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#36

Lamprey's Mouth

Lamprey's Mouth

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Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

I remember this sort of thing from one of Men in Black movies! Terrifying!

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#37

Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

TheScaryNature Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

-Row row row your boat, down into the stream... -Shut up Moon Moon!

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#38

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

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PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Fiberglass exploded back into fibers that's really cool

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#39

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

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Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

Triple threat.

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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
Community Member
3 years 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

HPLovecraft1890 Report

Andrius
BoredPanda Staff
3 years ago

Waste not, want not

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#42

Fatal Blow

Fatal Blow

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Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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