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
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

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.

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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

L. S.
Community Member
3 years ago

To trap flies of course. (kidding) And how often do you come across a carnivorous plant?

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

These might be useful to get rid of mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and all other annoying little creatures.

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

AHAHA! I read mosquitos, flies, crocodiles X'D

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Izolda Bronstein
Community Member
3 years ago

If you google the whole videos like this you would see those slugs quite often get into Venus traps and GET OUT OF THERE. It's like massage/pilling procedure for them.

BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
3 years ago

actually i think that slug crawls its way back out.

Sharvari .N
Community Member
3 years ago

it doesn't. i watched the whole thing in another video.

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Daniel Juang
Community Member
3 years ago

Another video shows a slug came back out

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought so

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Vero Parla
Community Member
3 years ago

Because they are fans of "Little Shop of Horrors"

love life you only live once
Community Member
1 year ago

and the snail just keeps going in like what a good stroll i think that it would be even better if i go in this green thing with teeth

Usernameofgag
Community Member
3 years ago

Me rltry to eat 8 pound burito...

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Satisfying.

Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

Squish

Claire
Community Member
3 years ago

Uh uh! Cicero! Lipschitz!

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Marylou Ackert
Community Member
1 month ago

CONVERSATION PIECE..

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
3 months ago

ive got some, for the flies

Jia Kia
Community Member
5 months ago

Na, the slug will just squeeze through the little gaps.

X ElectricReaper X
Community Member
6 months ago

but slugs are cool!

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
11 months ago

I found a slug on a carrot once

Xavier Valentin
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor Guy ;[

Terry Melvin
Community Member
2 years ago

It's ok..half the slug got away.

Terry Melvin
Community Member
2 years ago

Its ok..half the slug got away.

Elizabeth Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

People buy these plants because they prove vegans are wrong.

Jamie Acree
Community Member
3 years ago

Slug - the other white meat.

Ashley Dopp
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm about to get these for my yard. Too many flies no matter how quickly we pick up the dog poop!

Penny Dove
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet that slug felt warm and snuggly at first, bwaa hahahah!!!!

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

He wanted a free massage...not a happy ending for the plant.

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

To watch them trap.....duh

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing isn't it?

Sallie Loftin
Community Member
3 years ago

More commonly they eat ants and flies. Keeping the house pest free.

Iceroyalmilktea
Community Member
3 years ago

the slug doesn't give a sh*t about being chomped by it

Lisa Greene
Community Member
3 years ago

Nom!!!

Teligoth Vynel
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey, the perfect plant for someone who doesn't like people! ...or flies.

Erza Scarlet
Community Member
3 years ago

i bought a Venus fly trap...turns out its the size of your pinkie and is extremely anticlimactic 7^7

Alessandro Rosetti
Community Member
3 years ago

nope that's gonna destroy the leaf :\ the thing might die

Maureen Zappellini
Community Member
3 years ago

Mmmm chewy!

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
3 years ago

Would love to put one of those near my fruit basket :)

Desiré Yen
Community Member
3 years ago

Sluggish-uishi!

Bway_Gonnabe11
Community Member
3 years ago

the fact that the inside of the plant is already red....

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

No mister slug! NOOO!

Maverick rudometkin
Community Member
3 years ago

nom nom nom nom

Tahnee Jenkins
Community Member
3 years ago

No too sure why you wouldn't' want one? There are an advanced plant & not easy to keep alive in the least!

Lauren Diane
Community Member
3 years ago

Fabulous bug eaters.

Rizam Hewins
Community Member
3 years ago

PLEAAASE GET ME OUT OF HERE!!

Mary Kavanagh
Community Member
3 years ago

I had a few but they all died when I tried potting them on.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Most disgusting meal ever

Vero Parla
Community Member
3 years ago

Because

Ch4rm3d
Community Member
3 years ago

sluuuurp

Sandra La Madeleine
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is actually really fascinating!

Elisabete Silva
Community Member
3 years ago

Venus just wanted a hug...!

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

I always over fed mine and they died. Rest In Peace.

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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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