04/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Small Predators Who Are Powerful Killers (PHOTOS)

Although we're used to seeing big predators attack smaller prey, nature features us animals that defy this convention.

From extremely venomous creatures like the blue-ringed octopus to ferocious beasts like the hyena to tiny killers like mosquitoes, these animals prove that they can take on much larger creatures, whether it's for defense or to get a feeding out of it.

Check out these relatively small animals that are a force to be reckoned with.

Small Predators Of Big Prey