Australia never dreamed of: top 7 most dumb animals in Russia

Australia never dreamed of: top 7 most dumbest animals in Russia

They attack stealthily and pose a real threat to humans. They are not always easy to spot and therefore they are considered especially insidious enemies. No, this is not a description of the animal world of Australia – sometimes the fauna of Our-with-you-Immense can be just as dumb. Caring “Subtleties” offer a rating of the most unfriendly inhabitants of their native spaces and sincerely hope that you will never meet their stingers, claws and spikes.

7. Sea Dragon

Don't let the size and innocuous appearance fool you: this little dragon should be avoided at all costs. The fish can often be found in shallow water, where it waits for its prey. The sea dragon, or “snake”, is an aggressive creature: it can prick a poisonous thorn if it steps on it or touches it with a hand. At best, everything will cost edema, at worst, convulsions and paralysis await. In any case, you should immediately consult a doctor. The sea dragon is dangerous even after death: its thorn remains poisonous for several days.

Where it lives: Black Sea.

Danger: in rare cases, heart failure may develop after a thorn prick.

6. Horseflies

Everyone who has been bitten by a horsefly knows how painful it is. The wound may not heal for three days, especially sensitive ones even have a fever. But hungry for human blood, insects are dangerous not only for this: their saliva can contain bacteria that cause a variety of diseases, including anthrax. Horseflies also transmit parasites to humans. 6e2zisttbwg048ocsk4sg88cc.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>

Australia never dreamed of: top 7 creepiest animals in Russia


Where they live: almost everywhere.

Danger: The horsefly bite itself is not very dangerous, but the diseases it transmits can lead to the worst outcome in the advanced stage.

5. Red-Headed Blister

These beetles with an elongated body are more useful than harmful: they really exterminate excessively bred locusts and locusts. But if the blister decides that you want to attack him, he will shoot at you with a stream of poisonous substance – cantharidin. When it comes into contact with the skin, it leaves blisters and abscesses, and if you are especially unlucky, the poison will penetrate inside and cause intoxication and damage to internal organs in a short time. It was cantharidin that was often poisoned in the Middle Ages by dignitaries. But at the same time, in small doses, this poison was considered a valuable medicine that enhances potency. True, the ability to calculate the right dosage was an art.

Where it lives: southern regions ( Kuban, southwestern Siberia).

Danger: if you allow the penetration of cantharidin into the body, the most serious consequences are possible.

4. Tick

Due to its microscopic size, it is almost invisible. Its saliva contains painkillers, so the victim is not able to feel the bite. Only after drinking blood properly, the tick swells and finally attracts the attention of the “owner”. Being practically harmless “in its pure form”, these arachnids transmit many diseases, the most dangerous of which – encephalitis – can be fatal. Borreliosis is not fatal, but it is quite capable of making a person disabled. Even the treatment started on time does not give a 100% guarantee of recovery.

Where it lives: the Central European part of Russia and partly the north, the Urals, Siberia, the Far East.

Danger: fatalities are relatively rare, but this creature is cunning, inconspicuous and numerous, therefore it deserves its place in our ranking.

3. Giant Hornet

The next hero of our selection deserves a separate horror movie. In Japan, where it is also found, it is affectionately known as bee assassin. Being the largest of the hornets, this giant specializes in the extermination of its smaller relatives. Moreover, he does not sting them, but literally shreds them with powerful jaws, delivering the resulting biomass to his larvae for food.

This creature of God attacks a person extremely rarely, only if it feels threatened. Accelerating, the hornet digs into the flesh with a sting – the victims compare the pain from the injection with the sensations that arise after a kick with a studded boot. The venom of the giant hornet contains an extremely dangerous neurotoxin, and this insect can use its sting more than once. ru/sized/f550x700/1h/r6/1hr6gq2nzhj48ss0s08oc4so4.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>

Australia never dreamed of: top 7 dumbest animals in Russia


Where it lives: Primorsky and Khabarovsk the edges. But global warming helps the hornet to develop the northern territories.

Danger: for those who are allergic to wasp or bee venom, a meeting with these insects can be fatal. A similar outcome threatens completely healthy people if they are attacked by a group of hornets – and the latter is quite possible: the toxic substances that the Asian giant “rewards” a person attract other individuals to the victim. Do you know the 6 most dangerous animals in Turkey that are best avoided?

2. Karakurt

Several species of poisonous spiders live in Russia, but this one is the most dangerous. It is difficult to confuse it with less harmful relatives: the karakurt has a black body with 13 bright red spots on its back. It is not necessary to count the spots when meeting with him – it is better to immediately retire to a safe distance when you see a spider of a similar color.

The poison of the karakurt does not act immediately, a person may not even feel the bite. But after 15 minutes, he has a burning pain, followed by a whole range of unpleasant symptoms: difficulty breathing, conjunctivitis, muscle twitching, intense fear.

Only females should be avoided. It is easy to distinguish them: they are larger than males, can grow up to 20 mm. Males are also venomous, but their chelicerae (oral appendages) are too small to pierce the skin. Karakurt is dangerous for humans and some animals: in particular, horses and camels. But goats, sheep and pigs do not react to its poison and can even eat this spider.

Where it lives: South Ural, Kalmykia, Astrakhan region, Black Sea region, Azov region.

Danger: fatal outcomes after a bite – 4-6%; at risk are children, people weakened by diseases and those who were brought to the hospital late. The bite site also plays a big role: if it is the head, neck or chest, the victim will almost certainly need the help of a resuscitator.

1. Gyurza

Meet the leader of our rating – the most poisonous snake in Russia. She has a very powerful body, which can reach a length of 2 m, and she is not at all afraid of a person. When meeting with him, the gyurza is in no hurry to disappear and does not show any signs of his presence. It is difficult to find it because of the inconspicuous coloring. All this allows experts to consider the gyurza one of the most dangerous snakes.

In terms of toxicity, the gyurza is second only to the cobra. After her bite, bloody edema appears in the affected part of the body, then hemorrhage develops in the internal organs. Nausea and pain complete the picture. .jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>

Australia never dreamed of: Russia's top 7 creepiest animals


Where it lives: Dagestan.

Danger: the worst outcome is very likely, urgent medical intervention is required.

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