24 Terrifying Real-World Monsters You Won't Believe Exist

It's good feeling to walk out of a monster movie knowing full well that we're safe from the beast on the screen. Well ... you can imagine where this is going ...

With help from the master of imagery witchcraft AuntieMeme, we present to you the monsters of the world.

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THE BLACK DRAGONFISH IS WATCHING YOL IN THE DARK, Msll Its body emits a bioluminescent glow that only it can see, SO while other creatures are swimmin

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THE JASON MASK SPIDER NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION. CRACKED COM Photo:inearoado http:!www.inaturalist.orglobservations/222015

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THE STARNOSED MOLE HAS A FACE FULL OF TENTACLES. That squid on his face gives the Star-nosed Mole one of C the best senses of touch in the mammal king

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THE GIANT WATER BUG FLIES AND BITES. These winged nightmares are 4 inches long, and have one of the more painful bites in the insect kingdom. http:!ww

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THE ASSASSIN SPIDER PIcks OTHER SPIDERS LIKE FRUIT. It doesn't spin webs. It uses its fanged beak and long neck to reach out and pluck other spiders

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THE RHINO MOUSE IS REALLY THICK-SKINNED. They're not the result of KimCarpenter some strange gene-splicing experiment. They're afflicted with a pho na

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THE TARANTULA HAWK IS A WASP THAT EATS TARANTULAS. The female tarantula hawk lures the tarantula out of its burrow, paralyzes it, drags it to her nest

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THE WHIP SCORPION DOESN'T NEED A TAIL. Tailless Whip Scorpions, or Whip Spiders, have front pincers that they use for grabbing Creative prey. Getty So

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THE JAPANESE CRACKED.COM SPIDER CRAB CAN BE 12 FEET ACROSS. Spider crabs are omnivores, Commons and use those long claws to Wikimedia pry open mollusk

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NORTHERN THE STARGAZER IS WAITING IN THE SAND, It's actually a fish that burrows into the ocean floor SO it can sneak up on prey. Then it zaps them wi

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THE HAPPY FACE SPIDER JUST WANTS TO BE FRIENDS. Scientists speculate that this Hawaiian native developed its unique markings to discourage birds from

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THE SNUBNOSED MONKEY SNEEZES WHEN IT RAINS. Although the monkey is a recent discovery, they're easy to spot. They're the ones with their heads between

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THE SKELETON SHRIMP HAS A TRANSPARENT BODY AND POISONOUS CLAWS. Photo: globalnews.ca Those claws are used for defense, and more terrifyingly, for mati

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THE PROMACHOTEUTHIS SULCUS HAS SERIOUS CHOPS. What look like squid Young teeth are actually circular, folded lips that Richard E. surround the critter

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THE MATAMATA IS A TURTLE THAT STRIKES LIKE A SNAKE. See that long neck? It gives the Mata-mata serious distance when it strikes its prey from inside i

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THE PENGUIN HAS A BEAKFUL OF SPIKES. Penguins swallow their food alive and wriggling, SO their tongue and mouth parts are lined with spines to keep fo

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THE MUSK DEER HAS FANGS. It doesn't have antlers, SO there's that. Photoiwkimedia Commons CRACKED COM hoanimaldiversityumm wicladulaccountsmoschkael

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THE LAMPREY IS UST A TUBE WITH TEETH. They grow to about three and a half feet long, and feed by literally eating their way into the sides of fish unt

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THE HORNED SPIDER ISN'T HAVING ANY BIRDS. The Horned Spider, or Spiny Orb Weaver, grows spikes and horns to keep birds away. On top of that, it weaves

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THE PINK HANDFISH IS PLEASED TO MEET you. Geographic It's one of nine new National species of handfish that were recently Photo: discovered near Tasma

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THE OBBIT WORA IS 10 FEET LONG AND VENOMOUS. It hunts by burying itself in the ocean floor, then snapping its jaws with enough intensity to split a fi

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