Not everything in nature is as beautiful or as hilarious as we’re mostly used to. It has a dark side, too, and I’ll completely understand if this list by Bored Panda forces you to build a pillow-fort in your living room and avoid going outside for a week.
From a mama centipede protecting its babies to a wasp colony building a nest around a discarded doll, these pictures feature some of the scariest things Mother Earth has to offer. Scroll down to test how brave you are, and vote for your favorite entries.
1. This Lava Pit Looks Like It’s Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell
2. Hermit Crab Using A Discarded Doll Head For A Shell
3. Fireants Create A Floating Island Of Themselves To Ride Out The Houston Flooding
4. This Frog Was Found All Dried Up And Withered Outside The Store In The Morning. The Store Manager Said, “Let’s Try Splashing Some Water On It,” And Holy Sh*t It Came Back To F*cking Life
5. Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice
6. Cymothoa Exigua Is A Type Of Parasite That Enters Fish’s Gills, Eats Their Tongue, And Then Replaces It
7. Husks Of Dead Flowers In My Garden. Look Like Skulls/Plague Masks
8. Devil’s Fingers Fungus
10. So Many Bees In The Wall That Their Honey Is Leaking Through An Outlet
11. Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean
12. Snake Head Caterpillar
13. A Centipede That Was Devoured By A Viper, Ate Its Way Out
14. This Tree In Nebraska Was Struck By Lightning And Burning Afterwards A Day Later
15. Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child’s Doll