25 Most Dangerous Animals of 2017

#21 – Deathstalker

This scorpion, as creepy-looking as its name implies, is the most dangerous species of scorpion there is. It has a powerful venom and it doesn’t take a lot to kill. It is primarily found in North Africa and the Middle East so be aware if you’re traveling there.

The “good news” is that adults are at less risk as they have more time to seek out medical help to get the antidote. Children, on the other hand, can die in an hour if the antidote is not given to them. The toxin of this scorpion causes fever, convulsions, coma, and eventually, death.

Written by Omer Eren

Originally from Turkey, Omer has dreams of travel, but his work and social life keeps him grounded. When he’s not browsing through National Geographic and the Discovery Channel online, he’s trying new recipes he’s coming across on the Food Network. Once he finds the time, he plans to make his first trip to Rome because Italian cuisine is his favorite.