40 Terrifying Creatures found in the Amazon

By Trista
40 Terrifying Creatures found in the Amazon

The Amazon can be a lovely place to visit, but it’s also rich with some of the most terrifying animals you’ll ever lay eyes on. Or not, since many of these dangerous creatures are quite elusive… until it’s too late.

Before you plan your next vacation, you may want to know what you’re up against first so that you can adequately prepare… or change your mind altogether if you’re no interested in coming face-to-face with these creatures.

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1. What a Bloodsucker

Leeches have been used in medicine for centuries, as they help the circulation of blood to areas of the body where it is inadequate. The tyrant king leech, however, is a different story.

Although it’s only three inches long, it has enormous, terrifying teeth in comparison that would make you squirm if you could seem them up close. They use these considerable teeth to create holes in the surfaces of their food sources in order to feed. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they usually aim for soft areas, like the rectum, genitalia, and the eyes.