7 Scariest animals of your nightmares If you're creepy crawly phobias increasewith the number of legs they have as well as the size then now is the time toprobably gonna make a cup of tea or coffee and come back later this is theScolopendra gigantea also known as the Amazon giant centipede these unnaturallylarge arthropods have 46 yellow legs and can grow up to around 35 centimeters inlength has about the same length was a man's forearm they have a venomous bitewhich were used to kill their prey which can be used the anything up to the sizeof a mouse, bat, small snakes and birds
whilst the bite is not fatal to a fit healthyhuman it can cause severe pain swelling chills fever and weakness. Now if you'rewondering how they catch bats well that's quite clever really they go up in tothe Bats cave and then may hang upside down from the roof holding on with justa few pairs of legs then they catch the bats as they fly past. These are now verypopular amongst collectors of exotic pets but just be aware they are known tobe very aggressive and also nervous. I think I'll pass on that one and I'llstick with a budgie. Goblin Shark This could well be Dobby the house elf's long lost aquatic cousin but it's in fact the
goblin shark and the name is reallyrather apt with its huge nose appendage and protruding teeth making it look evenweirder but that's not the only strange thing about the sharks. They live in verydeep waters normally in tropical areas close to the ocean floor and oftencalled living fossils because they've been around for more than a 125 million years. Because they live in the deep oceans between 40 and1200 metres where there is almost no light they are sometimes called TheVampire shark. Thier eyes are small and their skin is almost translucent with thepinkish coloring coming from the
oxygenated blood within theircapiliaries. They are normally up to about four metres in length but it'sbelieved they can grow larger. The large flattened nose is covered in sensorswhich can pick up extremely small electric field produced by it's pray whichcan be fish, squid, stingrays and crabs either on the sea floor or in a freewater however it's real party piece are its jaws it catches its prey by rapidlyextending its entire mouth outwards. The flexible jaws are not part of the skull andalthough some other sharks can push a joint out a bit this looks more like aeven extending mouth.
Golden Orb Spider The fear of spiders seems to beinversely related to their size, little money spiders are quite cute, bigger house spiders are getting a bit scary but when you get into one's like the Golden OrbWeavers it's enough to keep most arachnophobes a heart attack. These arealso known as giant spiders or banana spiders they are normally found in towarmer climates around the world and are the oldest surviving spider species withfossil specimens dating back some 165 million years. They grow big enough to capture small birds in their webs and even half metrelong snakes have been photographed being
captured and eaten. They get their namefrom the color of a silk which shines like gold in the Sun. The yellow helpscamouflage the web in the shade and in the Sun the bright yellow shiny strands attract bees.The spider itself can also adjust it's pigment intensity relative to thebackground light levels and also the color to help hide from the insects vision. Luckily these spiders arerelatively nontoxic to humans with a bite causing moderate pain and swellingfor about a day. Though the sight of the biggest ones at around 13cm or 5 inches across is enough to scare most people away.