People love the thrill & the fear of the unknown...

especially when it comes to Mother Nature. Like our obsession with serial killers and true crime series, something is thrilling about Idaho's wild creatures that could wreak havoc on your day—or, you know, your entire existence.

It's a morbid curiosity and the adrenaline rush that pulls us in.

The more we delve into the lethal animals' abilities to end our lives, the more it taps into our primal survival instincts. Exploring the world of Nat Geo and diving into Shark Week are not just ways to connect with our inner caveman or woman, but thrilling experiences that keep us on the edge without fearing being mauled or eaten alive.

Sharks, land beasts, lethal creepy-crawlies...they're like nature's horror movie villains. Designed with incredible efficiency, they're killing machines that can leave the biggest and bravest shaking in their boots.

People love sharing crazy facts & stories about wild animals.

Laugh all you want, but when you're socializing with adults who, like you, are 12 years old at heart, sharing talking points on Mother Nature's deadliest animals can boost your social credibility, spark interesting conversations, and foster a sense of shared fascination.  

After all, who wouldn't enjoy being the guy or gal that casually drops tidbits about how fast a cheetah can sprint or the way a critter's venom can melt the flesh of a man 10 times its size? It's an instant conversation starter, it's entertaining, and it plays our innate need to connect with others over our shared fears and morbid fascinations.

Trust us, the deadly creatures, animals, and critters in the gallery below are seven lessons you don't want to learn.


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Do You Know The Deadliest Creatures in Idaho?

Idaho is full and lush with wildlife, but that also means there are some not so nice and downright scary creatures big and small that could seriously harm, or even kill someone.

Gallery Credit: Nikki West

9 Idaho Animal Parents Who Eat Their Kids

Before you judge the filial cannibals in the gallery below, remember:

> they can't escape their homegrown hellions with a therapeutic trip to Target

> there are no babysitters in the wild

> they can't send them off to school five days a week

> and most, if not all of them, were just lonely, h*rny singles looking for a one-night stand who wound up as single parents

Cut 'em some slack, people 🙄

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

8 Idaho Animals & Insects Actually Hold Funerals

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

6 Idaho Animals That Are About To Be Wiped Out Forever

There are six species on the verge of extinction in Idaho according to the Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

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