10/29/2010 03:39 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ten Scariest Animals And Plants: Dawson's Bee, Angler Fish, Vampire Squid And More Of The Most Frightening Species (PHOTOS)

From BBC Earth's Arj Singh:

Monsters, ghosts and ghouls will all be upon us come the witching hour on Halloween.

But sometimes spooky, scary and gruesome beasts can be found more readily in nature.

We've pulled together a collection of some of the most spine-tingling flora and fauna for your macabre 'enjoyment.'

If you find all this a bit too much you can find plenty of other exclusive nature stories, images and photos on our Facebook page or the Life Is website.

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