40 Times Mother Nature Proved To Be Scary As Hell (WARNING: This List Might Be Too Scary For You)

Sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the living is easy. We’d like to think of nature this way. But it moves in mysterious ways and it’s called Mother Nature for a reason.

You see, upon a closer look, things are hella odd and creepy out there. Think of it as a horror movie of its own league starring sci-fi-like creatures, unusual anomalies, bizarre plants and animals, and sightings that push you to the brink of saying “I’m out.”

Bored Panda has compiled a spine-chilling fresh list for your next nightmare. Get ready for sweaty palms and don’t say I didn’t warn you. Before you are done and safely out of this whole ordeal, there’s part 1, part 2, and part 3 waiting one click away. No NOPEs allowed after this point.

#1 I Watched This Guy Fight Off A Bird 10 Times His Size. This Was His Victory Pose For A Good 10+ Minutes As The Bird Perched On A Power Line, Defeated

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#2 Bald Eagle Size vs. Grey Wolf, Caught On Trail Cam

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#3 Whales Sleeping

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Our planet is populated with both odd and amusing plants and animals. Some of them have been surrounded by myth and misunderstanding, and some we still know little about. David Attenborough’s series “Natural Curiosities” has revealed the remarkable evolutionary traits behind some of the most mystical wonders of the natural world.

Some of the quirky animals include flamingos, who survive in hot volcanic lakes by filtering out microscopic algae; salamanders that can regrow entire limbs; problem-solving crows that design intricate tools; and hippos, who secrete a vivid red mucus that acts as sunscreen.

#4 Bees Killing A Murder Hornet By Raising Their Temperature In Order To Cook It Alive

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#5 Your Chances Of Getting Killed By A Group Of Frogs Are Low But Never Zero

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#6 I Heard Some Noise On The Roof This Morning

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In an interview with Radio Times, David Attenborough recounted the particularly peculiar case of a greenfly that’s nearly all female. “Inside they are already pregnant. And inside the baby that’s inside the mother there’s another one. So you’ve got three generations all in one animal.” As bizarre as it sounds, that’s a very common insect we don’t really think of much.

#7 Then There Was This Guy

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#8 What, Exactly, Was The Sequence Of Events That LED To This?

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#9 I Think I Found The Entrance To The Spider-Verse

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#10 I Noticed Some Shrimp Missing…

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#11 I Was In The Middle Of A Zoom When I Noticed This

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#12 Here’s A Possum Yelling At A Bald Eagle

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#13 Nature Is Scary As Hell

The Sandbox Tree also known as the “Dynamite Tree” grows exploding fruits. When fully mature, they explode with a loud bang and fling their hard, flattened seeds at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and distances of over 60 feet. The shrapnel can seriously injure any person or animal in its path. As bad as this is, the exploding seed pods are only one of the ways that a sandbox tree can inflict harm.

The fruit of the sandbox tree is poisonous, causing vomiting, diarrhea and cramps if ingested. The tree sap is said to cause an angry red rash, and it can blind you if it gets in your eyes. It has been used to make poison darts.

#14 The Harpy Eagle’s Huge Talons Can Be As Large As A Bear’s Claws, And Its Legs Can Be Almost As Thick As A Man’s Wrist

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#15 Tick Season Is Here, Make Sure To Check Every Spot

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#16 My Mom Found This Skull With A Chrysalis Inside The Eye Socket

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#17 Cabbage Field In Japan

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#18 Sphynx Cat With No Eyes

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#19 This Ice Looks Like An Eye

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#20 My Friend Traveled To India. She Posted A Photo This Morning With The Caption “It’s Going Well”

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#21 If I Saw This In My Bathroom Corner, I’d Burn My House Down

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#22 Dried Frog And The Spider

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#23 This… Bothers Me In So Many Levels

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#24 The Scaly-Foot Snail Ingests The Toxic Magma-Fumes Of Hydrothermal Vents And Grows A Coat Of Organic Iron Plates

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#25 Mossy Frogs

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#26 A Rare Mutation Causing The Tentacles On The Octopus To Branch

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#27 Ghost Mantis

#28 Duet

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#29 The Door I Had To Get Through Last Night To Get To My Room

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#30 Lacarria Masoniae Growing From An Opossum’s Carcass

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#31 Ants Squirting Acid At An Enemy

#32 Teeth In A Squid Suction Cup

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#33 Deep Sea Worms Viewed Under Electron Microscope

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#34 10,000 Year Old Skull Of An Extinct Giant Irish Elk Found By This Farmer

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#35 A Storm Literally Picked Up And Moved This Road

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#36 Got Home From Work To Find This Tarantula Hawk Wasp Carting Off A Huntsman Spider

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#37 The Amount Of Growing My Snail Has Gotten Done In Under A Year. From A 4cm Shell To A 17cm Shell

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#38 A Human Foot After A Baby Diamondback Snake Bites It

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#39 This Snake That Has Both Eyes In One Socket

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#40 Honey Combs In Spare Unit Of My House. This Is The 5th Time The Bees Are Back. Two Separate Colonies One On Either Side Of This Unit. Both Are Inside The Wall

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