There are plenty of intimidating animals that are obviously out to get you – from fang-toothed wild cats and gargantuan bears to lethal sharks and massive poisonous snakes.
But nature can be a cunning opponent and sometimes it likes to create creatures that take a more subtle approach to the business of killing.
The seal is forced to bash the body of its hapless victims on the surface of the water to tear off digestible chunks
These animals lure you in with googly eyes and infuriatingly strokeable fur… at least that is until they sink their poisonous little teeth into your arm and leave you crying for mummy.
Don’t believe everything you see – these seven cute critters could definitely take you out.
1) The Slow Loris
This adorable little ball of fluff is a slow loris. It’s a nocturnal critter which explains the unfeasibly cute, saucer-like eyes that make it hard for it to do anything without people going “awww”.
Even the loris’ defensive posture makes you want to hug him rather than recoil in terror. But that could be the last mistake you ever make.
The lovable tree dweller is actually loaded with enough poison to kill a human easily… and it’s all hidden in the animal’s elbows!
The loris secretes a toxin from its brachial glands that when mixed with its saliva causes a nasty reaction, possible anaphylactic shock and even death.
When heading off somewhere dangerous or feeling threatened the loris will often lick its elbows and cover itself and even its family in this grim mixture.
He’s trying to murder you with his poisonous elbows
Far from trying to look cute when he puts his hands over his head, the loris is actually trying to murder you out with his poisonous limb hinges.
One of these mini killers even took a punt at Lady GaGa recently, so next time you see a little guy throwing a double fist pump for tickles make sure he’s had a bath first!