90% of People Say that These Creatures Give Them the Heebie-Jeebies! Can You Name Them From an Image?

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These creatures might make you jump, scream, or send a cold chill down your back. Whether they, buzz, slither or bite, people tend to get the heebie-jeebies when these creatures come around. See how many you can name from an image!

This beautiful green boa can be found in South America. Although its distinctive color gives it great attention among enthusiasts, it is actually red when it first hatches.

In general, the Trashline Orb Weaver is a very small spider. The female is larger than the male (as is the case with most spider species) with a body length of about 7.5 millimeters. These spiders recycle waste material, adding it as camouflage to their webs.

The black rat snake is able to easily move horizontally on the ground and vertically in trees. However, it is relatively harmless and will avoid confrontation.

The distinctive triangular pattern on this spider’s abdomen leads to its name. The Triangulate Cob Web Spider is a common house spider that can be found in many regions of the world.

The Alligator Snapping Turtle is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world. They are prey to no animal other than humans, but they are captured by humans to eat and trade as exotic pets. These turtles can live 20 to 70 years.

This is the longest in the world in the lizard category. It can grow to over 12 feet, with two-thirds of the length coming from its tail.

If you measure from spike to spike across this spider’s back you could get as much as 3 centimeters – that’s over an inch. It’s only in the case of the females, however, since the males' projections are more like stubby knobs than spikes.

As far as its name goes, it is the web it makes and not the spider itself that has a golden sheen. These large spiders are, in fact, colored silvery-grey to plum with brown-black legs that tend to have yellow bands.

The characteristic arrow-shaped abdomen which gives this spider its name is only featured in the females of the species. The web of the Arrow-shaped Micrathena Spider also has a characteristic feature – a hole in its center.

In March 2017, "USA Today" ran a story with a video of a 25-year-old farmer in Indonesia who did not return from his day's work. A searched turned up no farmer, but a boot, tools, and a really big snake. They cut open this reticulated python to find the intact body of the missing farmer.

Sowbugs (aka woodlice) may be tough little pests, but they are no match for the Sowbug Killer Spider which views them as regular prey. These spiders live close to their food source, so you can find them under rocks and logs or in leaf litter.

The painted abdomen of this large spider will vary in color from one spider to the next. Furthermore, while most orb weaver spiders have a more or less spherical abdomen, this species is noted for the oblong shape of its body.

The Southeastern Wandering Spider is an active hunter and as such does not spin a web. They are aggressive, venomous, and hunt at night.

Although there are color variations from one spider to the next, this spider is known by the distinctive black and yellow pattern on its abdomen. Also, the females of this species are about four times larger than the males.

This monitor has longer teeth than other monitors. It resides in New Guinea, in the trees, where its long claws and gripping tail help it to get around.

Keen eyesight and the tendency to live and hunt alone are a couple of the characteristics of the Wolf Spider. They are also known to hunt down and pounce on their prey.

The venom of the Black Widow Spider is said to be up to 15 times as strong as that of a rattlesnake. A healthy adult will most likely not die from being bitten by a Black Widow, however, small children, the elderly, and sick people may not fare so well.

Found throughout warmer regions of the Americas, the Silver Garden Spider can often be distinguished by the zig-zag stabilizing pattern it forms in its web. The female of the species can grow up to 3.5 centimeters long.

The Bold Jumping Spider is often called the Daring Jumping Spider. Among its distinguishing traits are mouthparts which are an iridescent blue or green.

Sac Spiders have an abdomen that is conical in shape. They can be found in many regions throughout the world.

Although called “brown,” their colors can be anywhere from whitish to dark brown to blackish gray. Those bitten by the Brown Recluse Spider may need to seek medical attention to counter the effects of its venom.

The Malayan gharial is also known as the false gharial. Fewer than 2,500 of these animals remain in the wild, because their habitat is being destroyed.

The Red ant-mimic Spider uses its disguise for a double advantage. It fools would-be predators into thinking it’s a red ant and so is often left alone. It also tricks the red ant (its most favored prey) into thinking it’s one of them so it can get close enough for a meal.

Despite its name, the Shamrock Spider is not green but rather can be white, yellow, bright red, purple or anything in-between. They do have the number three in common with the clover leaf in their name, however, as they display three stripes on their legs.

Except for the fact that its body is shiny and hairless, the California Trapdoor Spider looks pretty much like a small Tarantula. Its burrow is built with a hinged door made of silk so it can spring out and catch its prey.

The Red Folding Trapdoor Spider is related to both the Trapdoor Spider family and to Tarantulas. They do not spin webs, but rather live in underground burrows designed with a silk trapdoor from which the spider jumps out to surprise its prey.

This very large and very hairy spider is both endangered and protected. The males have longer legs than the females but as is typical of most spider species, they have smaller bodies.

Even though their venom is not the most potent of venomous snakes, the quantity they release in one bite is enough to kill 20 humans. King cobras are known for their ability to "stand up" and flare their hoods in defense.

The American Alligator is a modern day dinosaur. This species is said to be over 150 million years old and survived the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The American Alligator also survived more recent endangerment and is now thriving in the fresh waters of Florida and Louisiana.

Ball pythons are common pets for snake owners. They get their name from the way they curl up like a ball in order to take their defensive position.

Leopard geckos are a popular reptile pet. They can easily be found in pet stores. They have no odor, can be left alone for several days in a row, and don't make noise.

The Blue Spiny Lizard loves to climb and is most active during the day. It uses its sharp pointed scales to pierce its attacker and defend itself. However, it is not prey for very many other species.

These mainly nocturnal spiders are wandering hunters. They do not build webs but tend to live on the ground in leaf litter, among decomposing wood, and under rocks.

The Burmese Python is one of the top five largest snakes in the world. It is a favorite among large reptile owners, however they often turn out to be more work than expected and are often released into the wild.

The spectacled caiman is named for the bony ridge on its brow that makes it look like it is wearing spectacles. It is said to be the most variable since it has at least four subspecies, one of them being the Yacare caiman.

The eastern diamondback is one of the most venomous snakes and the largest rattlesnake in North America. It is not a girl's best friend, as a bite from this snake is painful and its venom kills red blood cells. However, death is rarely a result, as antivenin is widely available.

This spider is easily identified by the bold pattern on its abdomen. The Western Spotted Orb Weaver’s circular web is often located out in the open away from foliage.

You will not find this species in the Americas. Though it is brightly colored, especially the males, it can change color to hide in its surroundings. When an enemy approaches, it will turn black, hopefully a warning to stay away.

Savannah Monitors are native to Africa. When they were imported to the U.S., they had a tough time surviving due to the change in environment. Sometimes these animals are kept as pets.

The common name for the Yacare is the Piranha Caiman. This is because of its large teeth, which are visible even when its mouth is closed. Oh, and it also eats piranha.

This water moccasin can be found in Texas. It flattens its body when threatened and opens its mouth wide, displaying a cotton white inside.

Even though the reticulated python claims the "longest snake" title, the green anaconda has such a girth that it is the largest. These snakes mate in groups with one female in the middle and the males fighting for a turn. The female will mate multiple times and sometimes will eat her mate when finished.

The Banded Gila Monster is one of the very few venomous lizards of the world. It poisons its target by chewing on it and allowing the poison to flow through the grooves in its teeth and into the flesh wounds.

These boas can live to be 20 years old. They are non-venemous -- they constrict their prey.

The timber rattlesnake is also known as the canebrake rattlesnake or the banded rattlesnake. It is the third largest venomous snake in the U.S.

The Chinese Alligator's snout is slightly more upturned and tapered than that of its counterpart, the American Alligator. It is also one of the most endangered and smallest of the crocodilian family.

Like most other jumping spiders, Tan Jumping Spiders have great eyesight. They can be found is several areas throughout North and Central America

While the true Daddy Long Legs is not a spider, there is a species of spiders that is referred to as Daddy Long Legs. While real Daddy Long Legs have 8 legs like a spider, they only have two eyes instead of the eight that spiders typically have.

These lizards are quite shy and hide in the rocks in the mountains. They are very observant of their surroundings and cautious when they move. Females have a gestation period of about seven months, then give birth to up to six live offspring.

Male American House Spiders have orange legs. The females’ legs are yellow. The legs of both males and females have dark bands.

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