I was bitten! The strangest media venom of the natural world
Just one bite of representatives of some of the classes and species of fauna can put a man on the other side of the River Styx. The protection of organs such occupants or their tissues contain substances which have a toxic effect on animal and human organism. Nature has endowed them with lethal weapons to them it was easier to survive in the wild. The poison they are usually used for hunting or protection.
Most common among poisonous animals spiders and snakes. However, apart from these, both on land and in the water there are many other inhabitants, the main weapon which is a potent toxic cocktail. We have found 10 other species, with special organs that produce dangerous poison.
This marine representative of the family borodavchatkovyh considered the most venomous fish in the world. She dwells near the coral reefs of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and is disguised as stone. 12 dorsal fin spines are among the most powerful fish poison glands. Depending on the depth of penetration of the poison can cause severe pain to a possible shock, paralysis and death of tissues. After contact with the spike into a major blood vessel in 2-3 hours, death can occur.
Desert areas in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East is inhabited by yellow scorpions. For protection against enemies and hunting they used a powerful cocktail of neurotoxins. For children and people with poor health and heart disease yellow scorpion bite is fatal.
This group is represented by 20 jellyfish species living in tropical and subtropical waters ocean salinity. Meeting with many of them can be very dangerous to humans. The consequences of contact with jellyfish can be very different: from the severe pain before death.
In the rain forests of Central and South America inhabited by frogs, which produce a powerful poison. Their skin secretions contain alkaloids-batrachotoxin. In contact with the skin of human venom causes a slight burning sensation and headaches. If the poison gets into the human or animal body through the bloodstream, it will lead to arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrest.
The dimensions of this octopus does not exceed 12-20 cm, but the poison it so much that it is enough to a few minutes to kill 26 adult humans. Its habitat is the coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Australia. The poison is produced by symbiotic bacteria that live in the salivary glands of the octopus, and has nerve, the result of which becomes a respiratory arrest and then cardiac arrest.
In Japan, fugu is considered a delicacy and are in great demand among fans of thrills. In the internal organs of fish contains a lethal dose of tetrodotoxin. If the cook does not remove all of the toxic or improperly cleaned fish, for fans of extreme cuisine dinner with fugu will last meal in their lives.
Skin and feathers of these birds living in the forests of New Guinea contains batrachotoxin poison. The body pitohu he gets from beetles Choresine pulchra, which eat birds. Immunity to the poison produced by the birds. In contact with a person can get rid pitohu chemical burns, for small animals contact ends in death.
Platypus young of both sexes on their hind legs have a horny spur. In females, they disappear, and the males grow to 1, 2-1, 5 cm. In length. Spurs linked with femoral gland and during the mating season contain the poison, the amount of which would be enough to kill a small animal. In humans, the venom can cause severe pain and swelling at the site of injection.
Slow loris - the only known genus of venomous primates. Glands on the front legs of this small good-looking animal emit toxic cocktail. The venom can cause suffocation and death as in small animals, and humans.
The most dangerous in the world of a snail has a regular conical shell-shaped. predator teeth have the shape of harpoons and are connected to the poison gland. Finding prey snail fires a harpoon to a toxin as a sacrifice. Yad almost instantly paralyzes small fish. For some types of human cones also are mortal danger - death may occur within only a couple of minutes.