10 Unusual poisonous animals

Blue-ringed Octopus:

Found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, this small octopus carries venom that can be deadly to humans.


Inland Taipan:

Also known as the "fierce snake," it is considered the world's most venomous snake, found in Australia.

Gila Monster:

One of the few venomous lizards, the Gila monster, is found in the southwestern United States.

Cone Snail:

These marine snails have harpoon-like teeth that inject potent venom when threatened.

Slow Loris:

The slow loris has venomous glands in its elbow that it can spread on its fur or deliver through bites.


Male platypuses have venomous spurs on their hind legs, used during territorial disputes.


Though not true spiders, solifugae have powerful jaws and can produce venom for subduing prey.

Blue Tiger:

Certain butterflies, like the blue tiger, acquire toxins from feeding on poisonous plants.

Irrawaddy Dolphin:

The skin secretions of Irrawaddy dolphins can be toxic, potentially causing skin irritation in humans.


While not venomous, hagfish produce copious amounts of slime as a defense mechanism.