Worlds Most Dangerous Animals?

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    Lol the name on the photo doh!
     
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    Erm.. is it an AIDS virus? Maybe, perhaps?

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    Can't wait for this one to evolve.......
     
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    H1N1? Influenza at least.
     
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    Yea verrily....

    Be afraid be very afraid... Humans and their love of chicken meat. Is it increasing the possibility of virulent virus spreading to humans? More chickens more chicken viruses....

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  11. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

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    I put this thread in Earth science because I wanted the thread to have the scope to talk about Animal life, which includes human beings and their impact and relationship to the Earth and us. Maybe I should have put it into Biology and Genetics but from the way I saw it Earth Science was less specific.

    Thanks Trippy, even though I’ve been guilty of posting some fatuous things in this tread I’m glad you moved those Roswell things were hijacking it.
     
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    Poor thing has one hell of an underbite. He should really see an orthodontist.

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    What's the animal has the biggest bite force ? Not its not the Piranha.
    "Because they are still working with some species there is really no "official" winner or that prize. However those that rank up there tend to be the Tasmanian Devil, African Wild Dog and the Clouded Leopard (one of my faves). Some lists will also include Hyenas but they have found (as they have tested other species) that it does not rank as high as they thought it did. Do not get me wrong, Hyena can still go through bone like it is nothing, but they have dropped in bite force rankings.

    They have also found that the larger the brain, the weaker the bite force. They think it is due to the fact that the extra brain takes up room that would otherwise be filled with muscle (connected to the jaw)."

    Anyway you will also find a handful of reptiles on the list as well... crocs/gators as well as some species of turtle (alligator snapper is a good one).
     
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    Australia is the only place with more species of venomous snakes than non
     
  15. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    not an animal
     
  16. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

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    That's interesting, didn't think any of the cats had very strong bites relatively speaking. And of all the cats I would have gone for the jaguar.
     
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    E.coli

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    Russell's Vipers probably kill more humans than any other snake species.
     
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    D: i cant use HTML here? or because i havent posted 20 times yet i guess
     
  20. Gravage Registered Senior Member

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    World's most dangerous and most lethal animals are human. It's so simple to conclude this.
     
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    "Some of the sheep."
     
  22. RandyB Registered Member

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    deadliest animal

    You guys have been way off the mark...
    Steve Erwin messed with pretty much every creature you mentioned on this list and it was the secret killer of the sea, The Stingray that got him. This one event alone must give the Stingray the title... all those other creatures had their chance.. Everyone knew one day Steves number was gonna be up but only the stingray was up to the job.
    Stingrays kills thousands of swimmers a year. Sharks, Jelly Fish, Sea Snakes and Dugongs then come along and attack the dead body to take the credit.
    Other predators of the ocean deliberately follow stingrays as stingrays, the dolphin, the sea horse and the Killer Whale are the only sea creatures known to kill for fun. Much new information was dicovered when Steve Erwins death was caught on film, explaining thousands of previously unsolved deaths at sea.
    I give you the worlds deadliest creature...The Stingray
     
  23. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Fatal stingray attacks are exceedingly rare. Steve Irwin's death was a fluke; the barb happened to hit him in a soft place and then happened to travel upward to hit his heart. This was a one-in-a-million coincidence that probably won't happen again in this century. Stingrays are not aggressive and only sting in defense. Experienced divers know how to move along the ocean floor to avoid surprising the stingrays so they just swim away. Most people are stung in the legs, and treatment of the wounds is straightforward.
    "Killer whales" are a type of dolphin and are more properly known as orcas.

    Stingrays are cartilaginous fishes, related to sharks and eels. These are the most primitive of all animals with internal skeletons, a separate infraphylum within the chordates and distinct from the vertebrates. Their skeletons are made of cartilage rather than bone; they have no bone marrow. (And no ribs; the larger species, like sharks, collapse if removed from the water, crushing their internal organs and dying long before they suffocate.) Their brains are relatively tiny, without the huge forebrain you find in the most advanced vertebrates, the mammals and birds. They operate much more on instinct than we do, and it's hard to imagine that those primitive, simple brains have the capacity for "fun."

    Steve Irwin's death is universally regarded as a tragic coincidence that can hardly even be blamed on his penchant for risk-taking. Just the wrong place at the wrong time. It would be sad if it engendered an irrational hatred of stingrays, and Steve would be really sad to think this has happened.

    Let's honor his memory and do what we know he would have wanted, okay? It's one thing to tell jokes, but another to stir up animosity toward a simple creature who means no harm.

    Perhaps you're joking, since dugongs are herbivores and would never scavenge a carcass. I apologize if this was all a big joke but please remember that we have members from all over the world, many of whom speak English as a second language. We don't all catch each other's humor and recognize sarcasm. Stingrays are not well understood and it would be easy to stir up outrage toward them which is totally undeserved.
     
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