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15 cute animals that could kill you

By: Bryan Nelson on Feb. 4, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
flamboyant cuttlefish

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Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttlefish

Don't try to cuddle this cuttlefish. Though charming and colorful, this aptly named fish's displays are meant as a warning. Like octopuses and some squid, cuttlefish are venomous. The muscles of the cuttlefish contain a highly toxic compound.

Although cuttlefish rarely encounter humans, their poison is considered extremely toxic and can be as lethal as the poison of the blue-ringed octopus, reports MarineBio.