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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

They probably don't ever let him join in any gecko games

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Angela Hunter
Community Member
3 years ago

Any nuclear reactors in your area??

Helen Burgess
Community Member
3 years ago

fleur de lis mutation.

Robin Barber
Community Member
3 years ago

"Do these tails make my ass look fat?" Lol...

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

I think it looks kinda cool. Maybe it's evolving into something else??

Omar Rojo
Community Member
3 years ago

, but did it save lots of money on insurance..?

Sue Donim
Community Member
3 years ago

... or a crown on one end !!!

Emma Striano
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't geckos and snakes have two penis? I think we are all just staring at his junk.......

Mickie Ramos
Community Member
3 years ago

Kinda cool

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

Its a Poseidon--Gecko! Beware!

love life you only live once
Community Member
2 years ago

asexual reproduction? You never know! unless it is your pet but....

Elisabetta Bathory
Community Member
3 years ago

This sometimes happens after they drop their tails. I had one grow a bunch of seven little tails after it initially dropped it’s first one. I wintered it so that I could let it go in spring.

Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
Community Member
3 years ago

You know, compared to the others this isn't so bad.

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

Just a little error in his DNA. I'm sure he's okay with his extra tails. Since he likely grew the new rails after losing one, I'm sure a predator will take care of one or two of them soon.

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

More azzez to kiss

Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

GMO gecko

Ann Grimes
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey, he's pretty cool!

Robin Barber
Community Member
3 years ago

Do these tails make my ass look fat??? :D

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

It looks like kings crown too!

Gail Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Overachiever!

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

Like me at the mall..... Dunno which color pants to pick... buys all three.

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a land triton xD

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Always handy to have "spares".

PRISCILLA COLLIER
Community Member
3 months ago

cool

Lucy Goldstein-Roadarmel
Community Member
3 months ago

eat them like the lizzard did

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
9 months ago

AWWW..

Kelly Aghaoba
Community Member
3 years ago

Devil

Cookie
Community Member
3 years ago

Too much chemicals.

Joanne Schultz
Community Member
3 years ago

Chemicals?

Ricardo Silva
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a bijuu

Arley Bindschadler
Community Member
3 years ago

Just think about it .Guys

Ann Grimes
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey, he's pretty cool.

HauntedForests
Community Member
3 years ago

It's the gecko version of Tails!!

Vanessica Bloxgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Atleast this gecko doesnt have to drop one and regrow.

wolf._.envy
Community Member
3 years ago

i thought it was a tattoo for a secong

Hendro Rizki
Community Member
3 years ago

Not every Gecko got a crown in its tail

rai mei
Community Member
3 years ago

Fleur-de-lis tail

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Trident lizard from hell..

John Porter
Community Member
3 years ago

That's good luck

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Would be nice if it grew 6 more. ♥

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
1 year ago

Whom ever did this I’m going to grind your arm into sausage and shove it up your ass

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
Community Member
3 years ago

Mutation again.. wonder what chemicals are causing this...

Rachael JC
Community Member
3 years ago

Pet peeve of mine so I'm reposting: This is just a mishap in autotomy (the normal process of losing and regrowing limbs). It is unlikely to have anything to do with humans. The tail just split while it grew back it isn't a mutant or anything.

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Wombat34
Community Member
3 years ago

still cute. Geckos rule

Nini
Community Member
3 years ago

Matatabi is real !!! 😱

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 years ago

Joker gecko is planning his next trick on The Bat.

frank0ys
Community Member
3 years ago

...This is a Pokemon!!!

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

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Why does everybody joke around and be happy about the fact that animals on the planet are becoming more and more mutated everyday? these aren't good pictures. when you see things with extra growths I'm sure it hurts them. Even if it doesn't hurt it still just wrong what we have done to our poor animals. would you feel so happy if you saw a human being with three arms four legs and an extra head wouldn't be so cute and funny then would it?

Rachael Jonas-Closs
Community Member
3 years ago

This is just a mishap in autotomy (the normal process of losing and regrowing limbs). It is unlikely to have anything to do with humans. The tail just split while it grew back it isn't a mutant or anything.

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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!

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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
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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

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

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

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Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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