The wild is the hunting ground of the most dangerous predators out there, though some predators inhabit urban areas as well. Some animals are designed for speed and agility which comes in handy in the game of survival. However, there are those animals, whose natural design have made them into lean, efficient, hunting machines. Check out these 25 most dangerous predators in the wild. If you see one of these bad boys…run.
With a daily requirement of 15 pounds of meat, the African lion is a well known apex predator that spends most of its time on the hunt. Primarily nocturnal, lions do not typically hunt humans although they have been known to do so in the past. These lions are usually large males and have come to be known as man-eaters.
A large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands, komodo dragons are not picky eaters. They will scavenge everything from birds to water buffalos, and even dig human remains from shallow graves. It is a good thing that they only need to feed once a month and the low number of human attacks can be attributed to their limited interactions.
Australian Saltwater Crocodile
Mostly found in Northern Australia and other parts of Southeast Asia, it takes 30 years for this breed of crocodile to reach its full size. However, saltwater crocodiles are also considered highly opportunistic and territorial predators, so they may also have the tendency to treat humans as prey once they enter their territory.
The world’s largest venomous snake can reach a length of 5.6 m and is found predominantly in the forest. Although it is not the most toxic poisonous snake, it can kill an elephant with just one bite. It tracks its prey by site and smell; and then kills its prey by striking, injecting it with venom, and swallowing it whole. An aggressive predator, its preferred diet includes other venomous and non-venomous snakes, birds, and small reptiles.
A species of canid that is native to the remote areas and wilderness of North America and Eurasia; they share similar characteristics in appearance and proportions to the German shepherd except with longer legs, a larger head, and bigger paws. An apex predator throughout its range, it tends to feed on large mammals and livestock. Attacks on humans are rare but if food is scarce enough then this particular species of wolf has been known to extend its list of prey to include humans.