Is bigger always better? These gigantic animals would probably say so. From huge toads to breathtakingly large dogs, these creatures will not only surprise you, but they’ll also probably make you pretty grateful you don’t have to clean up after them. These animals come from all corners of the earth and make us rethink what we thought was possible in nature. Most of us don’t like coming face to face with a beetle, but once you see one that’s 6.5 inches long, others won’t seem so bad.
1. Coconut Crabs
These crabs are so powerful they can actually crack coconuts, which is how they got their name. If you’re ever exploring parts of the Indian ocean or the Pacific ocean, you might just see one for yourself.
2. Nomura’s Jellyfish
Weighing in at a staggering 440 pounds, the Nomura Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. These creepy critters can be found off the coast in Japan.
3. Goliath Toad
f you’re planning on visiting Cameroon anytime soon, keep in mind you might encounter one of these big guys. Goliath toads can reach up to 12.6 inches long and weigh over 10 pounds.
4. George the Great Dane
Substantially bigger than the average human, this sweet dog almost looks more similar to a horse than a canine. Coming in at 245 pounds, George consumes over 110 pounds of kibble each month.
5. Mekong Catfish
While it looks to be the size of a shark, the Mekong Catfish is in fact just a fish. That is, if you can call a 10.5 foot long fish “just a fish”.
6. South American Beetle
A far cry from barely inch long beetles we’re used to seeing, is the South American Beetle. Measuring up to 6.5 inches, that’s one creepy crawler.
7. Flying Fox Bat
Although these bats have a wing span that can measure over 5.5 feet, they tend to weigh less than 3 pounds. Though it probably doesn’t provide much comfort, bats are known for being non-aggressive to humans.
8. Trigger The Cow
Moo-ve out of the way, Trigger is coming through! This cow weighs over 1 ton and is more than 10 feet long and 6.5 feet tall.
9. Green Anaconda
The thickest of all snakes, the green anaconda can measure up to 28 feet long and weigh 500 pounds. Luckily, they’re relatively solitary creatures who mostly stay hidden.
10. Darius The Rabbit
A real life Easter Bunny, Darius the rabbit weighs a whopping 50 pounds and is 4.4 feet tall. In one month alone, Darius will consume 360 carrots, 30 apples, and 15 cabbages.
11. Freshwater Stingray
It might look like something dreamed up for a horror movie, but the giant freshwater stingray is a real thing. These endangered species have been known to weigh up to 1,300 pounds.
12. African Snails
Most snails that people see on a regular basis are about the size of the end of a thumb. These African Giant Snails are not only bigger than a thumb, at over 8 inches long, bigger than your whole hand.
13. South American Moth
There probably isn’t a mothball in the world big enough to keep these moths at bay. A startling sight, they are actually bigger than most birds.
14. Hercules The Liger
Hercules the Liger is the offspring of a male lion and a tigress. At 922 pounds and 49 inches at the shoulder, he also holds the world record for the largest living cat.
15. Samson the Shire Horse
Samson was an English horse who was over 2.2 meters tall at the withers. He also weighed almost 1.5 tons.