List of poisonous animals

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The hooded pitohui. A neurotoxin called homobatrachotoxin found in the birds' skin and feathers causes numbness and tingling in those touching the bird.

Poisonous animals[edit]

This list is a partial list of animals that are poisonous to humans (and other animals), or put another way, their flesh is toxic if consumed, or in some cases touched:



Frogs and toads[edit]


Most birds dislike the taste of monarch butterflies. This is because they contain the poisons from when they were caterpillars as they were eating their favorite plant, Poisonous milkweed





See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bartram, S.; Boland, W. (2001). "Chemistry and ecology of toxic birds". ChemBioChem. 2 (11): 809–811. doi:10.1002/1439-7633(20011105)2:11<809::aid-cbic809>;2-c.
  2. ^ Williams, Becky L.; Brodie Jr., Edmund D.; Brodie III, Edmund D. (2004). "A resistant predator and its toxic prey: persistence of newt toxin leads to poisonous (not venomous) snakes". Journal of Chemical Ecology. 30 (10): 1901–1919. doi:10.1023/B:JOEC.0000045585.77875.09.
  3. ^ Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved March 17, 2010.)
  4. ^ NOVA episode - Kings of Camouflage
  5. ^ "Rhodactis Mushroom Corals Are Surprisingly Deadly". 2018-04-11.