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10 scary animals that are totally harmless

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 25, 2010, 11:35 a.m.
A tarantula crawls on a human arm

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Don't judge a book by its cover

The animal world is full of predators and nightmarish creepy-crawlies, but there are a few frightening creatures that don't deserve such a fearsome reputation.

Some of these scary animals might even make cuddle-worthy companions. (But keep in mind that an encounter in the wild could be a humbling encounter.)

Take a look at our list of scary animals that are perfectly harmless.