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The 11 Most Poisonous Animals In The World Ranked By How Quickly They Kill You

Updated 28 Aug 2019 480.6k views11 items

When taking a relaxing walk on the beach, the last thing you want to step on is an animal that will kill you within minutes. But the most poisonous animals in the world might do just that. Whether they live in land or sea, a handful of creatures around the world (mostly in Australia) can take your life incredibly quickly. From fish to snakes, there's always something that will take you out just minutes after you realize there's something there at all. How fast can animal poison kill? That depends. Whether you can survive poisonous animal attacks depends on how quickly you get care. 

You might be wondering what the common symptoms are when you get stung or bitten by one of these creatures. It usually starts with numbness, then muscle paralysis, eventually followed by either respiratory failure or cardiac arrest. How long that takes depends on the creature, but depending on your luck it could take as long as a few hours... or as little as five minutes. Curious what to expect from the most poisonous creatures in the world? Check out our list below so you can be prepared.

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