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

SplitArgento Report

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

ho-tron Report

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

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

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

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.

Wezbie
Community Member
3 years ago

As my Dad would say when we were little: 'Extra protein' XD

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Rachael Marrast
Community Member
3 years ago

Crab and mussels for the price of one. Winning!

Andy Pandaoh
Community Member
3 years ago

It's called a pea crab and they steal food from the mussel while they live inside it

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

Pea crab, so tiny and cute

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That's the hidden bonus within your food! ♥

McKinley D'Aigle
Community Member
3 years ago

lol...kinda like finding an onion ring in your french fries at Burger King.

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Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 years ago

Dude, this goes back to the kitchen, and just bring me a salad.

McKinley D'Aigle
Community Member
3 years ago

*waiter brings out the salad and you find a cucumber using a carrot to bludgeon a radish whilst screaming "THIS. IS. GARDEN!!!"* *looks down at salad,then at waiter...Check,please!*

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Daniel Arriagada Malagueño
Community Member
3 years ago

That's not half-eaten. That little dude is a parasite crab. Some call them "pea-crab". Probably a Pinnotheridae family member.

Pat
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope nope nope NOPE.

Karen Taylor
Community Member
2 years ago

hate when your "muscle" has crabs...

Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
3 years ago

we found two whole crawdads in a bass when we cleaned it. gluttonous little suck still took our bait with such a full belly

Brendon Marshall
Community Member
3 years ago

Ain't nobody got time for that "extra protein"

Gosiulka Bloem
Community Member
3 years ago

That's it. I'm never eating that s**t again...

Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

Its actualy very normal to find a small crab in there. They do live in the same place, it

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Andy Pandaoh
Community Member
3 years ago

It's called a pea crab and they steal food from the Mussel

Sivi
Community Member
3 years ago

Once we got a big fish in the nett that had another fish in its mouth who again had a smaller one and the smaller one had a tiny crab. Too bad cameraphones weren't a thing back then so please trust my words.

Shiva Dheva
Community Member
3 years ago

So it was a matryoshka.

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Marylou Ackert
Community Member
1 month ago

AWW, SO LITTLE !

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
11 months ago

I found a shit pile in my sock drawer twice

Chris Sutherland
Community Member
2 years ago

That's the shell fishes slave.

Cindy McEvoy
Community Member
2 years ago

You can eat those little crabs. they are considered a delicacy. I've had some. Like mini soft shells.

Cookie
Community Member
2 years ago

I didn't know mussels ate animals. I thought they were filter feeders.

Terry Melvin
Community Member
2 years ago

So I suppose the restaurant charged you double?

Ruth Curran
Community Member
2 years ago

Did they charge you extra,

KismetTheFox
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor crabbo!

Ntosh
Community Member
3 years ago

The crab looks kinda cute though

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

Eat another reason not to eat mussels. Just no.

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

No mussels for me

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

Interestingly enough, when I spent time in Mass. on Nantucket, you never just popped a mussel in your mouth and chewed. You'd see everyone opening them and removing the tiny crabs from them, first! Mussels aren't supposed to be crunchy!

Sue Donim
Community Member
3 years ago

looks like a baby crab living inside a missule

Sally Connolly
Community Member
3 years ago

Mussels don't eat crabs, it was more likely the other way round

Beth McFadden
Community Member
3 years ago

Aaaand just one more reason I don't eat shellfish.

Erza Scarlet
Community Member
3 years ago

ive found many of those little crabs *shudders*

Erza Scarlet
Community Member
3 years ago

happened to me before also found a worm in my peas

Bea Hidalgo
Community Member
3 years ago

I once found a small octopus inside the small shark I was dissecting. I was so excited and then my friend found a half-digested fish that smelled like rotting hell.

Sylvester Huikeshoven
Community Member
3 years ago

This is normal. The mussel is not eating the crab. The crab lives from what the mussle catches.

Laura Pasternack
Community Member
3 years ago

And people ask why I don't eat seafood...

Michel Baecke
Community Member
3 years ago

This would be more a young crab who crawled for shelter into the mussel shell at the moment that the mussel was filtering its own food out of the seawater, micoscropic particles. Mussels are not carnivores.

Amanda Harker
Community Member
3 years ago

Eww.

Margie Lazou
Community Member
3 years ago

well yes, what did you think mussels ate anyway?

Rogue Hater
Community Member
3 years ago

Do you think they eat crabs? They are filter eaters.

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Susan Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

Ewwwww x100

Wanderlustladies
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine being captured mid lunch..

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Sea food is gross in general

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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

_waffleiron Report

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

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

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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

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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