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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#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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#3

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

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Derpicorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*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

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#6

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

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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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#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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#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

#10

Devil's Fingers Fungus

Devil's Fingers Fungus

DJHbutterflies Report

Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now I know the inspiration for the Alien films.

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#11

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

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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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#13

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

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#14

Snake Head Caterpillar

Snake Head Caterpillar

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#18

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

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Cassiel Magem
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#24

The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

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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

#26

This Gecko With Three Tails

This Gecko With Three Tails

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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#30

My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do people buy these plants ? My brother had one for a long time

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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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#35

Battle-Scarred Hippo

Battle-Scarred Hippo

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of the giant whale in One Piece, was similarly scarred.

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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#40

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

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criminalgirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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