10 scary inhabitants of the Amazon
QuizzClub team has prepared a list of scary inhabitants of the Amazon. You need to see them just to be on the safe side.
We all heard about the forests near the Amazon that are well-known for their dangerous for people inhabitants and plants. QuizzClub team has found out that the waters of this river hide even more scary creatures. Read and learn something new!
#1 Black Caiman
This is one of the most dangerous predators in the world. Black Caiman can be up to 6 meters (20 feet) long. They have a great reaction and speed that help them to catch their victims. They eat nearly anything they can get their teeth into including human beings.
Anaconda is the biggest snake in the world. It can grow to 9 meters (29 feet) long, reach 30 centimeters (12 in) in diameter and weigh 250 kilograms. These creatures like to live in shallower waters and catch their victims using the muscles of the bodies which are really strong.
#3 Giant Otter
Giant Otter can grow to 2 meters long. This is a very strong creature that eats crabs and fish. When giant otters gather in a group they become extremely dangerous and can even kill an anaconda.
#4 Bull Shark
These animals live in salt waters, but feel quite comfortable in fresh water. It is common for them to reach 3.3 meters (11 feet) in length and weigh up to 312 kilograms. These sharks have very strong jaws, so it's better not to meet them in real life.
#5 Electric Eel
You'd better not touch these creatures, because they produce jolts of electricity that will definitely kill you.These charges can reach up to 600 volts.
#6 Red-Bellied Piranha
Piranhas can grow up to 30 centimeters (12 in) long and tend to gather into large groups to attack their victims using extra sharp teeth. Although they are scavengers, they won't miss a chance to eat fresh meat.
This fish is a close relative of Piranha. Pacu fish is well well-known for its human-like teeth that can tear the victim.
Payara is also called vampire fish for its long and sharp lower teeth. They can grow up to 1,2 meters (four feet) long.
Not only giants are dangerous in the Amazon. This fish called candiru is very small but very harmful. Usually it preys on fish, and get into their lungs. However, there are some cases when candiru got into a human's body.
Arapaima can reach 2.7 meters (nine feet) in length and weigh up to 90 kilograms. They are very dangerous predators that usually eat fish and birds but will not refuse to eat a human. They have armored scales that's why even piranhas can't scare them with their teeth.
Did you know that these animals live in the Amazon? What do you think about them? Share your opinion in the comments below.
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