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7 tiny but deadly creatures

By: Bryan Nelson on Sept. 25, 2013, 5:43 p.m.
An Indian red scorpion

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Indian red scorpion

Widely considered to be the most lethal scorpion in the world, the Indian red scorpion is big, bad news in a small package. The creature only grows to about 50-90 millimeters in size, but that just makes it more difficult to detect. If you're traveling in their home range of India, Pakistan, Nepal or Sri Lanka, make sure to shake out your boots before putting them on.