When you think of the world’s most dangerous animals, chances are you picture creatures like lions, snakes, and sharks. And why wouldn’t you? All three are known for being exceedingly dangerous to humans, and people do lose their lives to these animals in regular numbers every year.
But, what if you found out one of the planet’s deadliest creatures actually lived in bodies of fresh water and could fit in the palm of your hand? It’d be a difficult thing to believe, but it’s completely true.
Believe it or not, one of the deadliest animals on Earth is the simple freshwater snail. These miniature mollusks might appear harmless, but once you learn about the brain-controlling “zombie” parasite many of them carry, you may never take a dip in a lake again!