Could a parrot bite cause rabies

10 surprisingly dangerous animals

Some wild animals are not considered dangerous creatures, but are sometimes even referred to as friendly. Other animal aggressors are so familiar that we never consider how dangerous these common creatures can become. (They're called "wild" animals for a reason, right?)

10 Leave it beaver

Beavers are well known for their almost human ability to cut trees and manipulate waterways. These giant rodents have sharp, ever-growing front teeth. Their massive incisors look like living saws on trees, but we seldom think of beavers as a threat to humans. Beavers, however, are territorial and defensive, and they won't hesitate to put their teeth to use.

With the recovery of once depleted beaver populations across Europe, the animals are faced with limited habitat and widespread human settlement. The overlap in the territory leads to an increasing number of confrontations with people. In addition to a series of injuries, a fisherman in Belarus bled to death when a beaver struck his leg and severed an artery. Previously, the man had tried to grab the animal to pose for a photo next to him, as if it were just another fishing move.

9 A whale from a story

Marine mammals are usually respected for their incredible strength and size, but we don't consider them mean. The short-finned pilot whale, actually a large dolphin, is a terrifying exception to the rule. It resembles a little sperm whale and has a personality worthy of the Herman Melville novel.

This marine animal is known among marine biologists as the dolphin, which has a problem with us. Short-finned pilot whales can exhibit terrifying behaviors when encountering humans, such as: The pilots don't bluff either. In one worrying case, a pilot whale detached itself from the pod and grabbed a swimmer by the thigh before dragging her 10 meters under the waves. The swimmer was eventually released to survive the drowning.

8 deer

We tend to think of deer as harmless herbivores. However, diet has absolutely nothing to do with personality. Herbivorous ungulates have powerful hooves and massive antlers that can inflict severe wounds on those crossing a land deer. Encounters with wild deer have resulted in people being charged in the most random and unexpected circumstances, such as a woman waiting for a bus.

Wild game attacks have resulted in serious injuries and even death, but human interactions with supposedly “tame” deer have resulted in equally devastating attacks. In one high profile case, a Canadian who owned eleven white-tailed deer was trampled and driven to death by the dominant buck. Deer have social orders of dominance and high mating aggression - just like wolves - and will protect their young in a manner worthy of a mother bear.

7 red fox

Wolves get all the blame and cause unprecedented fear, but a small dog can actually pose a greater threat to humans. The red fox is widely considered to be cunning, but young people can be worryingly treated as potential prey. Foxes can even enter human homes to pursue their victims. In one insane case, two nine-month-olds were attacked in their crib and sustained arm injuries. As if that weren't enough, an infant's finger was bitten off by an aggressive fox in a similar incident. Fortunately, the doctors were able to restore the number.

6 raccoon

We may consider raccoons to be lovable troublemakers, but these little predators launch attacks more like a miniature bear. Raccoons are somewhat canine-like animals native to America that have adapted to urban environments with exceptional success. With strong teeth and razor sharp claws, familiar raccoons can inflict terrible injuries on people and pets. In one of the worst cases, an American woman was badly mistreated when she was viciously attacked by a pack of raccoons. She got numerous bites that required staple foods and rabies injections. In a recent case, a Canadian city dweller was charged by a raccoon who rubbed his legs with his claws before being deterred.

5 red-backed spider

The red spider spider, a species of arachnid native to western North America, has a compact, round body with a red abdomen. This species can move at seemingly impossible speeds and, if disturbed, will not hesitate to cause an exceptionally nasty bite, resulting in massive swelling and severe pain that can last for several days. Red-backed jumping spiders have excellent memories for an arachnid and have excellent stalking abilities.

4 catfish sting

Many freshwater catfish such as stone cats or men have razor-sharp spines that deliver powerful poisons to their prey. The "stingers" are modified dorsal fins. A variety of uncomfortable after-effects include swelling, irritation, and even nausea or weakness for several days. In a limited number of terrifying cases, tissue necrosis and gangrene developed, necessitating amputation of digits.

3 parrot bites

Parrots are exceptionally intelligent tropical birds that have also been stereotyped as companions of pirates with eye patches, but in reality, owning parrots could get you in the market for a click of the eye. Large parrots - like amazons, African grays, or macaws - have extremely strong bills that are able to remove digits. They are sometimes prone to hostile behavior that can be directed towards the owner. Parrot owners have reported injuries such as lost eyes and even amputated fingers. There have also been reports of traumatic lip wounds, partial earlobe loss, and severe facial damage. Fortunately, healthy bird treatments usually prevent injury.

2 wild geese

Wild geese, particularly Canada geese, have become increasingly accustomed to urban ponds and golf courses and are often more numerous in these human environments than their original habitats. However, geese that give up their wild habitats retain their territorial nature and lead to potential conflicts with humans. Canada goose attacks have resulted in broken bones, head injuries and flesh injuries.

1 hyena

Getting attacked by a hyena could be the worst way to ruin your day (or your life). Striped hyenas in Africa have amazing bite force. In contrast to their portrayal as creeping scavengers, hyenas are top predators and aggressive territorial defenders who do not hesitate to attack live victims. Goals sometimes involve people - up to terrible results. One case involved a student who was killed and eaten with only the skull and some teeth left.