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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Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
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

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years 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

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

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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

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

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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.

ENGLAND IS MY CITY
Community Member
3 years ago

BEST COMMENT EV3R

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Nina Khmielnitzky
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks more like a wasps nest

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

Indeed...

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Bubba Claw
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a hornet nest, not a bee hive.

Timothy Brooks
Community Member
3 years ago

..... I think that's a hornets nest.

Amanda Hair
Community Member
3 years ago

Was looking for this comment. Whatever it is.. it isn't a bee hive!

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Flatulent Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Those aren't bees - they're wasps.

Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope, no bees live like this. It's hornets or wasps.

Tom Simmons
Community Member
3 years ago

blow on a tube. dare ya.

Liz Burkhouse
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, that's one way to silence those annoying chimes.

d bradley
Community Member
3 years ago

thank goodness they took action to silence those stupid tubes. they're only good for whacking in the store and then moving on to something less irritating

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

looks like a Spaceship ready to land

Lyone Fein
Community Member
3 years ago

wasps, not bees

Pamela Grove
Community Member
3 years ago

Isn't this a wasp nest?

Verner Carlberg
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, behive!

Hendro Rizki
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats what we call BEEchime

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder if they come out and go in beehive using pipes!

love life you only live once
Community Member
1 year ago

no more music sad (NOT)

Sally Connolly
Community Member
3 years ago

Wasp nest not Bee Hive

Ian Bodey
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a Wasp nest.....

Clau Razo
Community Member
3 years ago

not beesturb please

Margie Lazou
Community Member
3 years ago

are you sure it's not a hornet's nest?

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

Random posts on the internet are not "sure" or "true" most of the time ;)

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Really fascinating.

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
1 month ago

NO MORE NOISE !

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
11 months ago

I really want a shower

Vinniegret
Community Member
2 years ago

That is a wasp's nest, I think

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW - impressive muffler job!

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

That is a HORNET nest, and you do NOT want to F**k with it!!!! Their stingers never fall out and they will chase you and sting you over and over again. You have to get into a COMPLETELY closed space to get away from them. Their stings will make you wish for death. I am dead serious here. LEAVE. THESE. SUCKERS. ALONE!!!

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

Definitely wasps.

Debbie
Community Member
3 years ago

cheeky

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

The next time I tell you to shut up you will

Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

No need to call the cops on the noise makers, made it so there's no noise when the wind blows.

joe Shmoe
Community Member
3 years ago

wasps not bees

Chuck Larson
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks more like paper wasps.

Steve Twigg
Community Member
3 years ago

One way to silence them!

Sue Donim
Community Member
3 years ago

so the bees chime in when the wind blows ?

Sue Donim
Community Member
3 years ago

or the different tubes have siffernt pitches of buz coming out of them ?

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Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 years ago

There, that should stop that ringing in my ears.

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

Entertained Generic Bear
Community Member
3 years ago

Its a dwemer watchtower 😂

Stephen Hutchison
Community Member
3 years ago

Paper wasps. Not bees.

Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

NOOOPE

Wombat34
Community Member
3 years ago

actually looks pretty cool

Imma Letchofinish
Community Member
3 years ago

I hate wind chimes too. Thank you bees! My neighbor's address is 634...

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

The music of life...

Socially Awkward
Community Member
3 years ago

Muggles think these keep evil away

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

X'D

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Amanda Harker
Community Member
3 years ago

Woah!

Susan Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

OMFG

Karolína T.
Community Member
3 years ago

Noooo... A nightmare.

Shauday Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

the stripes in these hives are really quite beautiful

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 years ago

Ring those tubular bells. I dare you.

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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