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10/30/2014 04:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

11 Of The Scariest Looking Creatures In The Animal Kingdom

We share earth with some amazing, yet terrifying creatures. This Halloween we've gathered together some of the creepiest looking animals we could find. From the bottom of the ocean to the tops of trees, these scary critters hail from all over the world. Many are very rare or hide out in secluded locations (like the bottom of the ocean) so you're probably safe from crossing their paths. Probably.

1. Aye-aye
ayeaye
These rare primates are found only in Madagascar.

2. Star-Nosed Mole
condylura
This mole is nearly blind, but that creepy looking tentacle makes up for it by providing an excellent sense of touch.

3. Goliath birdeater
goliath birdeater
This mammoth tarantula can take down birds and small animals (see it in action here).

4. Gharial
gharial
The gharial is one of the largest of the crocodiles and its long snout is filled with razor-sharp teeth.

5. Lamprey
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Photo by monkeypuzzle via Flickr
Lamprey are long, eel-like fish that can suck blood.

6. Goblin Shark
goblin shark
Photo by Hungarian Snow via Flickr
This shark is very rarely seen as it lives deep in the ocean.

7. Hairy Frogfish
anglerfish
This species of anglerfish is supposedly a master of disguise.

8. Tube-nosed bat
tubenosed bat
Red eyes and a odd-looking nose combine to make this bat look extra strange.

9. Northern Stargazer
northern stargazer
This fish usually burrows into the sand, leaving just its creepy face visible.

10. Coconut crab
birgus latro
These are the largest land-living crabs on the planet, can grow up to 3 feet wide and have been known to eat chickens and kittens.

11. Tufted Deer
tufted deer
These deer grow long, fang-like canine teeth. Awesome.

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