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The 9 most poisonous animals in the world – You don’t want to mess with them! (+Photos)

4. Puffer fish – Second Most Venomous Vertebrate

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This is the second Most Venomous Vertebrate (The first is the dart frog) in the word. Its victim generally dies form suffocation caused by paralysis of the diaphragm muscles.

The poison can be found on the skin and certain organs of many puffer fish.

This puffy fish produce rapid and violent death. Puffer’s poisoning causes deadening of the tongue and lips, dizziness, vomiting, rapid heart rate, difficulty in breathing, and muscle paralysis. Victims die from suffocation as diaphragm muscles are paralyzed. Most of the victims die after four to 24 hours. There is no known antidote.

You certainly do not need to be told to stay away from this fish right? Surprisingly enough this fish is a delicacy in Japan and Korea. And you thought Nigerian were stubborn.

On the bright side, only licensed chefs are allowed to prepare this delicacy.



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