10 Animals That Look Scary, But Are Actually Harmless

coconut crab
The coconut crab, found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean, is the largest land-living arthropod in the world.

Despite the intimidating size, these crabs eat mainly coconuts and other vegetation. Occasionally, they will also feed on tortoises and smaller crabs.

Threat to humans is minimal – their pincers do hurt, but tickling the under soft parts of its body will get them to loosen their grip. They might become poisonous depending on diet, but the poison is nowhere near fatal.