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
Community Member
3 years 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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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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Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

*throws arms up and runs in circles* NOOOOOPE NOPETY NOPE NOPERS

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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
Community Member
3 years 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

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

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years 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
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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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That parasite even looks happy....

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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

TAHTPB Report

Stephanie Hutner
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like slipknot masks

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#10

Devil's Fingers Fungus

Devil's Fingers Fungus

DJHbutterflies Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Now I know the inspiration for the Alien films.

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#11

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

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Troux
Community Member
3 years 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
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

Grim_Reaper_O7 Report

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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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years 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

Christine Blais-Soucy Report

Samantha Barnard
Community Member
3 years 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

Xavier Bonnet Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Side quest!

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#18

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

NegativeCreep12 Report

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years 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

jumbodung Report

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years 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

Snarcasm101 Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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

SkylerRaye Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years 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
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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Lila Launehase
Community Member
3 years 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

Piotr Naskrecki Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Annette Blanks
Community Member
3 years ago

Or stuff it and put it on the wall

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Samuel Vardier
Community Member
3 years ago

Not the head though. That's an earwig's butt.

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

It definitely is and anyone who's had to deal with earwigs is cheering this ant on!

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Catalin Sora
Community Member
3 years ago

It is the tail, not the head! Urechelnit...470639.jpg Urechelnita-59b2414470639.jpg

Sara Gruenebaum
Community Member
3 years ago

Earwig's ass... Not a head.

Richard Pickman
Community Member
3 years ago

"Skulls for the Skull throne!"

Fabian Classon
Community Member
3 years ago

actually that would be the butt of his enemies, as that is an earwig cerci (those clawlike things on their rear)

Rob Hersey
Community Member
3 years ago

actually, it's carrying the tail of an Earwig.

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

Death to the earwigs!

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Nini
Community Member
3 years ago

Well that's a good trophy.

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

I think it's an earwig's butt.

Karen Taylor
Community Member
2 years ago

...cuz he has hii-iiigh hopes, he has hii-iiigh hopes....

Katrina Francis Corral
Community Member
3 years ago

Quite the Halloween costume for the next ant Halloween Ball!

Amanda Dye
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats a pincher bug tail.

Amanda Dye
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats a pincher bug tail

Iapetos
Community Member
3 years ago

"Look what I caught! This comes on my wall!"

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
5 months ago

THATS HIS TROPHY !

professor phantom & stuf like that
Community Member
1 year ago

this is the butt of a earwig...

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
1 year ago

Tough ass ant

Anthony Fanning
Community Member
2 years ago

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Anthony Fanning
Community Member
2 years ago

The ant is not carrying a head, it is carrying a tail. The tail of an earwig.

Marvel Monster
Community Member
2 years ago

I sometimes see ants carrying the mangled corpses of their comrades.

Laura Zucchiatti
Community Member
2 years ago

Seems his/her head :D

Joseph Bills
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy crap, that's an impressive kill.

ptm45
Community Member
3 years ago

Badass ant

Nelson Sturdivant
Community Member
3 years ago

Quite the trophy. Puts it over the mantle.

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
3 years ago

"To the victor go the spoils!"

adiana
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL

Debbie
Community Member
3 years ago

david and goliath

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
Community Member
3 years ago

Vlad the Impaler!

Jenny Jozwiak
Community Member
3 years ago

Gangster.

Bluejay Theartist
Community Member
3 years ago

That an earwigs pincers, not a head...

Jan Bregulla
Community Member
3 years ago

That´s not the head. It´s the tail of a earwig

Fangirl Cancer
Community Member
3 years ago

This isn't even that disgusting... Ants are so badass

Benedict Avillar
Community Member
3 years ago

David and Goliath!

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

It's an ant-trophy

Fabian Classon
Community Member
3 years ago

actually, that would be the butt of his enemy, as it appears to be a set of earwig cerci.

Rae Orkney
Community Member
3 years ago

That looks more like an earwig tail to me

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

Me whenever I roast the dumb jerk kid.

Torchiam Sun
Community Member
3 years ago

that is the tail of a earwig

Maverick rudometkin
Community Member
3 years ago

Hunting Trophy!

Lauren Diane
Community Member
3 years ago

To mount on his wall!

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

He's headed home.

Mary Kavanagh
Community Member
3 years ago

Serial killer bring home another trophy!

Richard S.
Community Member
3 years ago

sorry, that is an earwig tail

Hisseefit
Community Member
3 years ago

He's going to put it on a spike along with all his other enemies.

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Put it on the wall.

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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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

"Well then..."

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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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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years 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
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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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years 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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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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Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

TheScaryNature Report

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
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

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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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