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
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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

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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

Emma Striano
Community Member
3 years ago

This reminds me of the movie Alien 😯 I'm just waiting for the chest burster!

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

What's with the creatures and the dolls?

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Convenient waterproof Hollow insides that's the only thing I can think of

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Mickie Ramos
Community Member
3 years ago

Definitely horror movie material.

AnimalLover1117
Community Member
3 years ago

NopeNopeNopeNopeNope.

Susan Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

Ewwwwww

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

Wasps' nests are terrifying enough even without a doll for a structure. P.S. Am I the only person here wondering how did the doll got there?

Barbara Kring
Community Member
3 years ago

Some sicko hung the doll in a tree no doubt ! NOT ME !

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Emily Softley
Community Member
3 years ago

I commend them on the design but this is so many different kinds of no.

James Shank
Community Member
3 years ago

How'd the doll get up in the tree. And how big is it, since it looks a lot like a baby doll but it looks huge.

Kristen Fuller
Community Member
3 years ago

creepy and yes scarier than the hermit crab doll head

Karynne Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

that is the stuff of nightmares.

Elementlr
Community Member
3 years ago

Annabelle?

Rut Bejar
Community Member
3 years ago

If I find that at my house I'm done with it

egracec
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like the perfect opening shot for a horror flick.

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

BEES AND OLD BABY DOLLS. COULD NATURE BE CLOSER TO HELL!?

Kristin Haskins
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol...I hope not!

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Dr. Incognito
Community Member
3 years ago

he's always watching

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
3 years ago

This'll be in Stephen King's book with the hermit crab/doll!

Charlie Riley
Community Member
3 years ago

Rather clever wasps.

Annette Blanks
Community Member
3 years ago

AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Amanda Harker
Community Member
3 years ago

That's disgusting and creepy all at once.

Ginger Walker
Community Member
3 years ago

#This is soooooo creepy !!!

Roslyn Van Staaden
Community Member
3 years ago

What the hell was the doll doing in the tree in the first place.

Susanne Bowdry
Community Member
3 years ago

Ingrid

Debbie Kovac
Community Member
3 years ago

creepy

Alfie Alfie
Community Member
3 years ago

Never too early for Halloween.🙄

Christina-Marie Moxie
Community Member
3 years ago

So, wait... the child who the doll belonged to was "discarded"? That makes the wasps way less creepy, somehow...

Stacie Wyatt
Community Member
3 years ago

no no no

Rehman Doomunkhan
Community Member
3 years ago

Terrifying horror movie scene

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

There is an island overseas somewhere, can't remember where. A little girl died there or near there once. There is an old hermit who lives on that island. In honor of the little girl, he hangs dolls in the trees all the time. There are hundreds to thousands of them. He does this to try and keep her spirit happy, as she haunts the island. I. WILL. NEVER. GO. THERE!!!!

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a horror movie scene just waiting for someone to use it.

Debbie
Community Member
3 years ago

oh oh oh o h ooooooooo nnnnnooooooooooo

Davina Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

Now that's creepy!

Charles Laster
Community Member
3 years ago

Steven King would go running from this thing!

Charles Laster
Community Member
3 years ago

This would creep big Steve King out!

Deborah Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

oh cripes, kill it with fire!

GlynisLailann
Community Member
3 years ago

This is the stuff horror movies are made of.

Kelly Neal
Community Member
5 months ago

*throws arms up and run for life* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
11 months ago

THEY GAVE IT A BODY ..

Landon DeSonne
Community Member
1 year ago

no, no, no, NOOOOOOOO,

Hanike Treisce
Community Member
2 years ago

Now you know where Japanese horror mangakás take inspiration from!

Hannah Hensley
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG thats terrifying

Michelle Haymes
Community Member
3 years ago

Those eyes...

Kathy Rea
Community Member
3 years ago

What child impaled their doll on a post?!? WTF

Adrian Morales
Community Member
3 years ago

This only happens because humans pollute the environment. The forest is not your trash bin!

Petronius Arbiter II
Community Member
3 years ago

Ho-hum. You'd have to be some kind of serious wimp to be actually frightened by most of these. Even the tongue-eating fish parasite is... very disgusting, yeah, but it's not going to prety on you or me, 'cause, like, we're not fish.

Cj Rolphe
Community Member
3 years ago

ok I believe this one!!!

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

As I said one man's trash........you know the rest

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

Now we have "CHUCKY" the Wasps nest when will this horror end?

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Totally weird, again I would not want to be the one to find this!

AnikatheUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

Perfect horror movie location

Maggie Collins
Community Member
3 years ago

tooooo much, stop it!!

Bobbi de Haan
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the v growing into the eye and out the nose!

Lyone Fein
Community Member
3 years ago

YES!

Laura Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

Alien anyone??

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

They will nest on anything.

Andrea Tapia
Community Member
3 years ago

Sooo creepy !

Andrea Tapia
Community Member
3 years ago

So creepy!

Jenny Jozwiak
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol!! Creepy!!!

Charlene Brickey
Community Member
3 years ago

Ewww! It is worse. Come on Flavia's continue the story from the hermit crap with this one. Bet it could get even better. This looks more natural though. Amazing what nature can do.

Flower Waheed
Community Member
3 years ago

"Hell to the no...to the no, no, no....hell to the no..."

Violet Oliveira
Community Member
3 years ago

Creepy!

zef rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Way cool!

Buenny Fry
Community Member
3 years ago

Same looking doll head as the hermit crab. Do all discarded dolls eventually look horror movie creepy?

Pamela Grove
Community Member
3 years ago

This looks like something from the haunted island in Mexico where people have left hundreds of dolls for the ghost of a little girl.

Kristin Haskins
Community Member
3 years ago

Now, THAT is truly wild!!

kuikkaP
Community Member
3 years ago

This is seriously disturbing!

Kenny Saus
Community Member
3 years ago

Yowza

Abby Rexroth
Community Member
3 years ago

Game over man, game over!

ethel
Community Member
3 years ago

mommy? help me mommy. ... help me go back to hellllllll

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

This is awesome

Flatulent Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Geez - this one makes my hair stand on end!

Karen Woodruff
Community Member
3 years ago

effing creepier!

Jenny Lorenz
Community Member
3 years ago

LOVE IT!!!

MeghanB
Community Member
3 years ago

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH

Yuna Aita
Community Member
3 years ago

What did the person think when they found it...

MeghanB
Community Member
3 years ago

They thought "I need clean pants now"

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Charles Laster
Community Member
3 years ago

Dang...this creeps me out!

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
Community Member
3 years ago

😲 😱😱

P.Brux FHell
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm about to cry. Help!!!

Kristie Sheldon
Community Member
3 years ago

And just how did that doll get up the tree?

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
3 years ago

LOVELY!

Vanessica Bloxgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this on doll island?

Wombat34
Community Member
3 years ago

HR Giger shit right here.

Edmon Lagahit
Community Member
3 years ago

Creepy!

Phyllicia Goh
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope nope nope...

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't know.... i actually think this is quite stunning! I could stare at it for hours.

Emma Striano
Community Member
3 years ago

It reminds me of the movie alien 😯 I'm just waiting for the chest burster!

LoneWolfie
Community Member
3 years ago

This is now a horror movie

Susan Bertke
Community Member
3 years ago

EWWWW!

Margie Lazou
Community Member
3 years ago

oh that's nice. creepy. nice photo.

Nini
Community Member
3 years ago

Okay, this thing definitely got a first rank role in my next nightmare.

Hele
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh man this is super terrifying.

Karolína T.
Community Member
3 years ago

I am more scared.

Mary Kavanagh
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like something out of IT!

Davide Poddighe
Community Member
3 years ago

Remind me of a very scaring manga Franken Fran, there were an episode that, no, I don't want to remember it...

Liz Burkhouse
Community Member
3 years ago

Good god!

KT Trondsen
Community Member
3 years ago

what the ffffff

Mandy Ashby
Community Member
3 years ago

Horror film

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 years ago

Sure is !!

tara skogly
Community Member
3 years ago

The Blair Witch forrest!!!

julia church
Community Member
3 years ago

nope

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Nature, am I right? I wonder if this would happen if the wasps found a real human skull or ribs... would they do the same? It's a mystery.

Charlene Brickey
Community Member
3 years ago

Good question, someone should find out.

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Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

I am glad that bees are not synchronized fliers, else they would have flown this doll and half the town would have crapped their pants! - rest half are drunk and sleeping.

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Downright creepy .... I think a nightmare would follow this sight.

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Bobbi de Haan
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the vine growing into the eye and out the nose!

Bobbi de Haan
Community Member
3 years ago

I love the vine growing out of the doll's eye and nose (or mouth, can't tell which)

Wednesday Friday
Community Member
3 years ago

Wait, I'm confused. Was a doll discarded, or a child?

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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
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3 years 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
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
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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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