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Animals Nobody Loves

                By Edward C

Table Of Contents

Introroduction....................................3

Blue Ringed Octopus.....................4-5

Saltwater Crocodile........................6-7

Stonefish........................................8-9

Box Jellyfish..................................10-11

Boomslang....................................12-13

Cone Snail.....................................14-15

Tsetse Fly......................................16-17

Gila Monster..................................18-19

Bullet Ant......................................20-21

Aligator snapping turtle.................22-23

Conclusion...................................24

Glossary.......................................25

         A single sting from the notorious tsetse fly can kill you. A bite from a saltwater crocodile can rip you in half. There are many reasons people dislike these animals. This book is about creatures that are not the favorite in the animal kingdom. Whether these animals are pests, have a strange appearance, or are just dangerous, every animal in this book has a reason why they are unloved.

 

 

Introduction

         The blue ringed octopus is one of the most venomous octopus making it a dangerous and unloved animal. This venomous creature roams around warm waters and reefs. There common natural habitat is near the coast of Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Indonesia.

         This octopus’s life span is only 1 ½ years and the average tentacle span for this individual is about 8 inches long.

         One unique appearance of the Blue Ringed Octopus is its name. It was named the blue ringed octopus because it has blue shape-like rings all over its body.

          The blue ringed octopus usually hunts during the day and its saliva is venomous. Almost one bite from this ferocious animals beak can kill an adult human.  This beast chows on invertebrates and battered fish.

 

 

Blue Ringed Octopus

A blue ringed octopus's vibrant rings around its body.

An adult crocodile can be one of the most deadly reptiles in the entire planet because of their ferocious teeth. This carnivores average lifespan is about 70 years and can weigh up to 1000 pounds. That is ½ of a ton!

 

        It’s scientific name is crocodylus porosus and its habitat lies on the regions of Eastern India and Southeast Asia. They are tremendous swimmers and they usually live most of their lives in the water. It chows anything that is meat. There is about 200,000-300,000 living world wide.

 

      To eat there prey they first drown the victim in water and then devours the animal whole. The beasts can mature grow to 7 meters which is almost 23 feet! 

Saltwater Crocodile

A saltwater crocodile basking its body on the sun

          The stonefish is hated over the world because of its painful venomous spine. In the world, there is about five species of stonefish found.

          The stonefish can grow up to 40 centimeters and the average adult size is 35 cm. These sea creatures lives off the coast of Indo-Pacific and is highly venomous.

          There capturing of their helpless prey can be as quick as 0.015 seconds, otherwise they usually move at a slow pace. They emit venom by putting pressure on its spine.

          There camouflage effects with this unique ability because being camouflaged means you can’t see it very well so, this can lead to a person stepping on the stonefish and they will need to seek medical attention.

          Overall the stonefish has 13 spines and its skin is very rough. Pressure on the spine can lead to heart failure and shock.

 

 Stonefish

Can you spot the stonefish? Camoflauge is one of its deadly abilities.

              The infamous box jellyfish developed its frighteningly powerful venom to instantly stun or kill prey.

             

               Their main diet is fish and shrimp.Its venom is so powerful,their toxins can go to the heart, nervous system, and skin cells. It is so overpoweringly painful. The box jellyfish can kill people if annoyed and records have been kept that people have died before they could get out of the water. People that have been harmed by this animal will usually have bleeding through out two weeks. All around its body it has stinging cells, it has been known that almost 5000 stinging cells are all around.

             

               Box jellies have other names like sea wasps and marine stingers. They can live throughout the waters of North Australlia.

Like most jellyfish, they have a light tint of blue as their appearance and are see through.

              Box jellies are highly advanced among jellyfish. They have developed the ability to move rather than just drift, speeding almost up to 4 knots.There are a lot of things that are unknown to this creaure like how they see, but in the technology in the future will let us.          

 

            

Box Jellyfish

The neon transparent jellyfish roaming around.

       The boomslang is known for killing when agitated making it a unstable and treacherous animal to put inside zoo’s.

It is acknowledged that it is very aggressive, swift, unexpected and agile, it also has venom in its glands. In addition this creature also has overlapping scales and it is Africa's largest snake.

Being as long as 3 to 5 feet. As soon as the venom enters your blood, it causes horrible effects almost immediately. It can cause bleeding of gums, nose, existing cuts, vomiting, blood urine, bruising bleeding in eyes, and death in 2 days or less.

This monster lives in sub saharan Africa and you can easily tell the difference between male or female, you just simply look at its appearance the males have more vibrant colors on their scale than the females.  The female's appearance on their scales can also be brownish.

 

Boomslang

A wild boomslang watching and stalking its prey.

      The cone snail has many unique abilities to make it a treacherous and harmful animal.

One of its unique abilities is that it has a harpoon like teeth called the radula. They use this abilities to their their advantage by shooting their radula to inject venom and they reel in the prey. As soon as the radula seeps through the skin, you will be paralyzed. They then swallow their victim whole. It then discharges out indigestible things like the spine or the scales.

       The average adult size is 4 to 6 inches in size. They have a glossy shell and on the shell has vibrant colors. It will attack humans if annoyed or harmed.

        Female cone snails usually produce 500 to 700 eggs per year in about 15 days. Although there are a lot of eggs, few survive.

        This snail attacks when picked up or tortured, it jabs its radula into the skin multiple times, causing human fatalities.

 

 

Cone Snail

A conesnail eating a harmed fish. 

           The tsetse fly is a savage and disliked animal by people is because of their strong venom.

           One drop of this flies venom could kill you. More so, this fly also can carry many harmful diseases like Zika, Malaria, sleeping sickness, nagana, and Plague. It can also give you severe pains like headaches, fevers, and swollen lmpyh glands. It has killed more than 300.000 people worldwide and this insect is only 0.2 to 0.6 inches long!

            It comes from Tswang and the region is from Mid Africa. This dangerous fly can resemble to be a housefly, and there is about 22 species of this kind.

       The tsetse fly has been on earth for nearly 34 million years and they give birth to 4 generations a year. Suprisingly the tsetse fly has only three main body parts, the head, thorax and abdomen.

            Overall this pest is one of the most dangerous animals in the world.

 

Tsetse Fly 

A tsetse fly injecting its powerful venom in a human

       Gila monsters is the largest lizard in the U.S and is a very daunting creature to be near.

       The Gila monster has bead like scales. A healthy Gila monster will have black, yellow and a pink color to its stomach.

       The Gila monster has venom glands on the back of its jaw allowing the venom to flow from the jaw to the open wound. These barbarians hiss when they want to warn their prey. Also, they have very good smell and taste.

       It usually live up to 20 years old in the wilderness but in zoos they usually live up to 30 years of age.

       The gila monster usually lives in the desert because they don't need to eat or drink a lot. It digs burrows in the ground to live in and you can seek them  in rocky foothills, usually out of sight from dangerous predators.

       They begin to hunt near spring and they eat rodents, lizards, worms, centipedes and carrions.

Gila Monster

A gila monster hissing to warn its victim.

      The bullet ant is a very agile and abrupt creature, one this creature stings you with its venomous stinger, it will rapidly keep on stinging you.

      The bullet ant reaches up to 18 - 30 millimeters making it one of the largest ants in the world. Swarms of these ants live in Central and South America. There mainly live in Columbia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador.  

      There diet is small insects and their strong sting is so powerful, it is like being shot. These insects are not aggressive unless they are harmed or bothered.

      There diet also consists of nectar and there hiding place is usually on the stem of a tree or the tree trunk. There are usually hundreds roaming in a pack.

Bullet Ant

A bullet ant eating a leaf.

The alligator snapping turtle has one of the most vigorous bites in the world. This reptile is a carnivore and eats on things like fish and frogs.

It's the biggest turtle in North America and they usually weigh one hundred to two hundred pounds. It can also live up to 100 years of age.

It can camouflage by growing algae on its shell  and is one of the most largest freshwater turtles. This turtle has a beak like mouth and can attach to almost anything. To catch their prey they stick out out their tongue to hallucinate their prey into thinking that its tongue is some kind of worm. Since its camouflage is so good, they can easily eat there victim.

Aligator Snapping Turtle

 

An adult aligator turtle opening its mighty mouth.

Now you might know why these animals are harmful and unloved. Did you learn anything new, if so, will you change your mind on how you act if you are near these animals? The animals in the book have a bad reputation because of their appearance, the danger it can cause, if they are peats, movies, cartoons, and even books. It is obvious that animals in this book are dangerous.

 

Conclusion

Halucianate:a false notion, belief, or impression; illusion; delusion.

Foothills:a low hill at the base of a mountain or mountain range. 

 Malaria:. any of a group of diseases, usually intermittent or remittent, characterized by attacks of chills, fever, and sweating: 

 

Plague: epidemic disease that causes high mortality; pestilence.

 

Vibrant: lively, colorful, shiny

 

Agitated:excited; disturbed.

 

 

Glossary

                   The End

          Animals Nobody Loves

             By Edward C