While we know to keep our distance from wild animals, the ones back in the day you just don’t want to be near at all. These things were terrifying and have evolved into what we see today. Here are 6 prehistoric animals that are just plain scary.
You think that the sharks now are something. Naw, these prehistoric sharks (particularly megalodons) were 60-feet long and weighed 100 metric tons. Fearsome is an understatement.
The scorpions now are something you don’t want to tangle within the dessert. However, the prehistoric ones were in the water and got up to eight feet. They tackled anything in their way (including members of its own species).
Just imagine seeing an ape that looked like Bigfoot just walking around. You might not have to worry if you’re out of the way, because they mainly ate bamboo. However, it’s still terrifying to imagine something so tall and big.
One of the birds to look out for on the ground was phorusrhacos. What it lacked in flight, it sure made up for in hunting small creatures. They had impeccable leg strength to help them go after their prey.
While we have monitor lizards that are pretty terrifying these days, they don’t hold a candle to the ones of yesteryear. They had serrated teeth for lethal bites. Not to mention, these reached 21 feet in length. In close quarters, you better count your blessings.
If you’ve ever seen the anacondas from the movies, you’re not too far off. The Titanoboa was the defacto lord of the jungle. On both land and water, these posed a threat. These were 40 feet in length and could snap you like a twig.