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What is the most frightening looking animal?

Asked by MrsDufresne (3547points) September 24th, 2010

Not necessarily the most vicious, but just the most hideous looking?

(I was surfing pics @ Google and came across one of an Angler Fish which inspired the question)

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I agree. EEK.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

This makes me want to throw up.

downtide's avatar

The Giant Isopod creeps me out. A four-pound woodlouse

Randy's avatar

Before I ever read the details, I was thinking angler fish.

Also maybe the viperfish?

DominicX's avatar

The Angler fish is pretty terrifying, but so is the Japanese spider crab

And who could forget the camel spider? Which is not actually a spider, but it is an arachnid. Just look at the Arachnida chart. They’re all hideous. :P

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Can I say my mother when she’s annoying me? No? All right, I guess all millipedes are gross.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

This would have me running away and diving into water.

For a few careless men, it might be this.

@AmWiser That Spider Squirrel is freakish.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer I’m pretty sure it’s a photoshopped animal.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Thx. After a search of the web, that’s become obvious. Kudos to the artist.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer I know ‘cause I use StumbleUpon and I once saw a page with a whole bunch of those and that was part of it.

Austinlad's avatar

I say any animal that’s about to attack you. Including man.

AmWiser's avatar

^^yeah, but if it were real it would be scary…don’t you think.

Mat74UK's avatar

Giant Centipedes scare the crap out of me!!

TexasDude's avatar


the last creepy animal you will ever need.

fundevogel's avatar

Anything with rabies.

Especially this.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I am glad this is not a really big animal. I mean, it’s beautiful, but it would eat me, wouldn’t it?

jaytkay's avatar

Cymothoa exigua

Otherwise known as the The Tongue-Eating Parasite!! GAHHH!

troubleinharlem's avatar

I freak out whenever I see them…

Plucky's avatar

Omg @jaytkay that’s the stuff of nightmares. That’s pretty creepy.

troubleinharlem's avatar

@jaytkay : Ugh, I hate that thing. I saw it on Colbert once and I almost died.

Berserker's avatar

I fucking hate things like worms or maggots, they make me want to kill myself.

Also, angler fish rock.

Vortico's avatar

These bastards.

But I still think the angler fish is in the lead. Great question! Keep it going.

fundevogel's avatar

@Vortico I swear the blobfish is the retard of the sea. If memory serves they can’t swim and just eat what floats into their mouths.

Jabe73's avatar

Japanese giant hornets. Skin crawling.

BoBo1946's avatar

This…warning, could be offensive to women.

Brian1946's avatar

The giant reef bristle worm.
It’s a fairly creepy creature, but the giant isopod and the tongue parasite would get my vote.

downtide's avatar

I wonder if it’s coincidence that the majority of the creatures we’re naming are from the sea, in particular deep-sea.

I think the blobfish qualifies as the ugliest so far.

MrsDufresne's avatar

@jaytkay I wish I could use one of those flash memory erasers like on MIB so that I could erase that thing from my memory permanently. That wins first prize in my book. AACK!!

Thanks to everyone who answered. !! ;)

Shinimegami's avatar

Deep sea angler fish look like horrible monster, is all huge mouth and long sharp teeth.

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