Author: Ezoic

The Horrible Hoatzin

One of the most unusual birds, this interesting animal is one bird that no one wants to keep in a cage. In fact, the Hoatzin just doesn’t have many friends. Considered to be a hold over from the days of the dinosaur, they are the only still existing part of a family of birds that

Toxic Tiger Snake

The Tiger Snake is a very large poisonous snake that is primarily found in the tropical and subtropical areas of Australia. As Australian animals go is it among the most poisonous, in a land that features toxic things aplenty. Tiger snakes are found in fairly large numbers and since there are several types, the populations

Dangerous Blue Ring Octopus

A serious threat in the coastal waters of Australia for those who wish to explore is the little blue ring octopus. One of the most poisonous sea creatures in existence is found off the coast of Australia. The Blue Ring Octopus is also found near New Guinea as well as the Phillipines. Blue Ring OctopusThis

The Deadly Taipan

The Taipan, found all through Australia is a very large and extremely quick snake that is also highly poisonous. There are three types of Taipan, one of them recently discovered and each is a highly toxic snake. The Inland Taipan reportedly has the most highly toxic poison of any species of snake world wide. The

False Cobra

False cobra (Malpolon moilensis) Although it is in fact mildly toxic, generally the false cobra is harmless to man. The false cobra is rather like a sand snake, however it is thicker bodies and can overcome somewhat larger prey than the sand snake. False Cobra The false cobra, when cornered will spread its neck out

The Stinging Stonefish

Another of the most dangerous animals, though not often heard from, comes to us from Arabian Waters. Probably the most dangerous fish in the waters surrounding Arabia, up to and including sharks, is the very small stonefish. Although stonefish are very common in the shallow waters off Arabia’s very long coastline, the accidents that involve

The Dangerous Jellyfish

Another in the “most dangerous animals” series, the Jellyfish fits nicely in this category. Jellyfish are not usually deadly to humans although some kinds are, however they do produce a sting that is excruciatingly painful. Jellyfish, swimmingJellyfish are very simple animals, which swim through the water by opening and closing their bodies, or bells, using

The Deadly Mosquito

Although bears have bigger teeth and sharks have a bigger bite, and scorpions do have their sting, the most dangerous insect, or animal in the world, the one that is responsible for the most sicknesses and deaths, is the simple little mosquito. There are, in the course of just one year, as many as a

Wild Boar

Boars, a sort of wild pig, were not native to North America or the United States. They were brought here for food by Europeans in the 1500’s and then later, in the 1900’s by those who wanted to shoot them for sport. Wild Boars in the US today are probably the great great grandchildren of

The Painted Turtle

The Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) is a true turtle, common in Canada, the US and the northern parts of Mexico. It lives in ponds, lakes, marshes and is common to see along the roadside sunning itself in the summer months in the United States. The shell length for adult turtles is about 10 inches long,

Arabian (Dromedary) Camel

The Dromedary camel is a large camel, or ungulate as they are also called, and is often called just the Arabian camel. It is sometimes simply called the “one hump” for the fact that it has just one hump, as opposed to the two humps of the Bactrian camel. The Dromedary camel has a range

Opilio Crab

Chionoecetes, the proper name of the Opilio Crab is a genus of crab that lives in the colder waters of the northern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans . The Opilio Crab is very spider like in appearance and has four pairs of legs that are quite spindly looking. The Opilio is one of the four species

Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda) The Fennec Fox is one of the most beautiful of all desert animals. They are small canine animals, with tiny bodies that are only about a foot to a foot and a half long. Their most amazing feature is the ears. The Fennec Fox has ears that are about six inches

Eurasian Black Vulture

The Eurasian Black vulture looks a great deal like the normal featherless headed vulture that you might envision. The adult birds have dark brown or blackish brown feathres and a sort of blue gray colored head, neck and legs. The Eurasian Black Vulture has a very broad wingspan, about 8 to 10 feet in total.

Green Anaconda

Part of the Boa family of snakes, the Green Anaconda, which is native to South American is one of the largest snakes in the world. Although the Reticulated Python does get longer, the Anaconda is more than twice as heavy and a great deal larger around than its better known cousin. The Green Anaconda can