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

hip_hop_opotimus Report

John L
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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

SplitArgento Report

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

ho-tron Report

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

9999monkeys Report

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

3urny Report

#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

taffetatam Report

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

beardol Report

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

bex4331 Report

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

yongchiunhuei Report

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

kimchigimchee Report

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

Mark Raycroft Report

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

geisslereliz Report

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

Osshhhh Report

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

liedel Report

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years 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

itza_me Report

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

"Well then..."

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#29

The Battle

The Battle

Jose Garcia Report

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

jaredjeya Report

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

aperull Report

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

streamable Report

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

helmstif Report

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

Hovie1 Report

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

_waffleiron Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Mj Medel
Community Member
3 years ago

Laboon

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Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
3 years ago

Proof that Hippo's are badass.

Lauren Diane
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor thing!

Patti
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg. I hope that photographer contacted the appropriate people to get him some help & antibiotics. I hate seeing pics like this.

Kandi Ali
Community Member
3 years ago

This makes me sad

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

And feeling sad, poor creature...

Debi Nikita
Community Member
3 years ago

Must have been attacked by predetors such a Lion.. poor thing.

Blue Hippo
Community Member
3 years ago

I would like to have a moment of silence...

Blue Hippo
Community Member
3 years ago

I can't be quiet, my crew and your crew get together and we will whip there ass! It has begun the Blue Hippos and the Red Hippos have United!!! They may take away our lives... But they can never take away our FREEDOM!!!!!!!

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Vanessica Bloxgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Shouldn't this hippo be given treatment?

Doggo
Community Member
3 years ago

THESE BATTLE SCARRRSSS

Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor hippo, LUCKY hippo.

AmberWolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor hippo

Deadpool
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor thing! ☹️

zef rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a smoldering log. 3rd degree burns maybe. Perhaps it survived a forest fire? If so it is doubtless in great pain. I wonder what the photographer knew?

Amanda Harker
Community Member
3 years ago

Survival captured in a single picture.

29K James
Community Member
2 weeks ago

poor thing

Ivette
Community Member
1 month ago

The hippo has been through a lot

love life you only live once
Community Member
1 year ago

poor thing i bet that hurt

Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

Owie.

Jason Wall
Community Member
3 years ago

"You should see the other guys. Oh, wait, they're dead."

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
3 years ago

A true veteran.

Klara Krejcova
Community Member
3 years ago

This must be a real bad ass! Respect.

Lorena Magee
Community Member
3 years ago

poor bastard

Alexander Dekker
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww. :(

Krystal Austin
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch!!

Thegreatcountryofverden
Community Member
3 years ago

it's sweating natural sunscreen.

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
5 months ago

HE WANTS ALL THE GIRLS FOR HIMSELF..

X ElectricReaper X
Community Member
10 months ago

aeeeeeeeeeeeek

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
1 year ago

My god what kind of bully di you run into? Heathers?

Hannah Hensley
Community Member
2 years ago

so sad

Cookie
Community Member
2 years ago

Thick hide.

Sonya Widmier Donson
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm still standing after all these years...LOL

Wendy
Community Member
2 years ago

This hurts my heart :(

Richard Carr
Community Member
2 years ago

TOUGH BASTARD.

Yaya Sophie
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor baby, looks like he isn't even feeling it.

Mike Strada
Community Member
3 years ago

Scars from ?

Debbie Kovac
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn! Poor Hippo

JH Robertson
Community Member
3 years ago

Aaawww!

Eric Warren
Community Member
3 years ago

F-ing #BadAss

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

He is scarred but that's not blood. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-hippopotamuses-actuall/#

Markus McCloud
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel like it should be wearing a lion pelt and war paint.

Debbie
Community Member
3 years ago

oh :-(

Anthony Nizza
Community Member
3 years ago

That's damn sad!!!!!

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

Leave me alone

McKinley D'Aigle
Community Member
3 years ago

That hippo looks as though it is made of lava...maybe this beast is indigenous to the planet Mustafar. Darth Sidious should have brought that thing,with him, and made it a Sith lord...while leaving little ophan Anikin Skywalker to whine and die on that planet.

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Awwww poor thing! I wonder if this a bull. Could explain why it's always getting chew up.

GrumpyCat7
Community Member
3 years ago

Lions.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

Jackson Polluck inspiration..

Sallie Loftin
Community Member
3 years ago

Battle with other hippos or battle with propeller blades? One tough animal.

Nanci Strauss
Community Member
3 years ago

How sad!

Pamela Grove
Community Member
3 years ago

That's scary. Hippos are just about the deadliest animal in nature. Wonder what took it on? I hope it heals well.

Charlie Riley
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow.

Rut Bejar
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor thing

Uday Singh
Community Member
3 years ago

Well if it was FarCry he'd be a rare animal to hunt

Karen Woodruff
Community Member
3 years ago

:(

Kandy Hender
Community Member
3 years ago

Ow, that looks quite painful!

Wiz Allred
Community Member
3 years ago

you shoulda seen the other guy!

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

Probably yes

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Emily Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

Awwww

Hendro Rizki
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice tatto

Uzi
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice tattoo

Ignis Cattus
Community Member
3 years ago

laboo ?

Amanda Scott
Community Member
3 years ago

The whale from the One Piece anime

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Manuela Simon
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my... They don't play!

Iapetos
Community Member
3 years ago

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Maybe he's just into BDSM.

La
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3 years ago

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I really hate hippos. No reason, just hate them.

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#36

Lamprey's Mouth

Lamprey's Mouth

blickwinkel Report

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

BubbleBoyB Report

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

damn_u_scuba_steve Report

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

frozen-silver Report

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

PaganelStudio Report

Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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