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Small and Terrible Animals

Terrible Animals - Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

A collection of some of the world's most notoriously ugly critters.

Jumping Spiders
These minute arachnids may not be that hideous when viewed by the naked human eye but once magnified, they can be the subject of nightmares and sleepless nights! Jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes: three secondary pairs that are fixed and a principal pair that is movable. When used together, these eyes give them a near 360-degree view of the world.

Terrible Animals - Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Venezuelan Poodle Moth
Named after a dog breed known for its fluffy coat, the Venezuelan Poodle Moth can be found in the jungles of Venezuela's Canaima National Park. It's furry and scary at the same time!

Terrible Animals - Cthulhu Larva

Cthulhu Larva AKA Abyssal Sea Cucumber

Cthulhu Larva
This faceless creature which uses its numerous fang-like projections to move around is also known as Abyssal Sea Cucumber. It is said to be is one of the most successful deep-sea dwelling species, presumably because any predator would rather die hungry than feast on its unappetizing hideousness.

Terrible Animals - Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs
Using your bare eyesight, these critters might look harmless apple seeds with six tiny legs. But once magnified, you'll say that their nasty bites match their equally disgusting appearance!

Terrible Animals - Naked Mole Rat

Desert Mole Rat

Desert Mole Rat
This wrinkly-skinned bugger is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa and known as one of only two mammals that are eusocial (exhibits highest level of social organization), the other being Damaraland mole rat. It also has highly unusual set of physical traits such as a lack of pain sensation in its skin, nearly cold-blooded metabolism and sheer repulsiveness,  which enables it to thrive in the harsh desert underground environment.

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