Golden Poison Dart Frog
It measures one inch and weighs one ounce, but don’t be fooled by the diminutive Golden Poison Dart Frog. This ranks amongst the most toxic creatures on the planet. It might only be as big as a paperclip, but it packs quite a punch.
Native to the rainforests of Colombia’s Pacific Coast, the Golden Poison Dart Frog varies in colour — it can be yellow, orange or green — but no matter its attractive appearance, this is an amphibian to avoid.
The deadly frog’s skin is coated with a toxin that is extraordinarily potent. Each creature can boast sufficient poison to kill up to 20 men — or two African bull elephants. Muscular paralysis and heart failure ensure that those unfortunate enough to come into close contract experience a grim end. Small it might be, but the Golden Poison Dart Frog poses a danger that couldn’t be greater. Size isn’t everything.