12 Real-Life Animals That Are Basically Monsters

Flowers, butterflies, changing of seasons – these are just some of nature’s most divine creations. But we bet you didn’t know that Mother Nature actually has a sense of humor – a cruel, dark and twisted sense of humor. At least, that’s what we’d like to think based on some of the monstrosities she placed on this Earth.

While nature is known for and revered for its beauty, we think it’s time to acknowledge some of the creatures that plague this world. These real-life animals are far more terrifying than the monsters from your dreams because, well, they exist. Hopefully Mother Nature was just having a bad day and we won’t have to deal with more of these kinds of things popping up.

Frilled Shark

This monster, living in the Mariana Trench, dates back to the prehistoric times. We may not know much about this thing (other than it has 300 trident-shaped teeth), but we do know that we suddenly found ourselves terrified of the open water.