Many of us find it perfectly normal to go outside and often see dogs, cats, and pigeons. In some parts of the world; however, these animals are replaced by other living creatures that look as if photo-shopped.
Have a good look at the images of these 20 enormous animals to find out that they are absolutely genuine!
This creature lives in Southeast Asia and is characterized by a wingspan of up to 12 inches. In addition, the moth grows to this impressive size despite the fact that it stops eating once it reaches adulthood. But how does it survive? When still a caterpillar, the moth eats leaves and stores all of the energy to keep it going until the end of its life.
The alligator snapping turtle lives in the lakes, swamps, and the freshwater rivers, lakes, and swamps in the southeastern United States. It looks vicious and can grow to be 26 inches long and 75 pounds heavy. The tongues of these animals have a "lure" which looks like a worm. They use it to catch fish and frogs.
Weta creatures come in 70 different species where just 11 of them are classified as being giant. Each of these is almost 4 inches long (and this does not include the legs. In the past, the native range of the giant weta spanned New Zealand, currently those species are threatened and placed in regions that are protected.
The giant Pacific octopus is interesting for many reasons – it can change its color and thus camouflage itself and it can grow to a height of up to 50 pounds. The average size of the giant Pacific octopus measures is 15 feet yet some specimens are even larger. The animal has brains, loves to play, opens jars and even interact with humans.
The native range of the African Land Snail is sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, those creatures are also to be found in other areas of the world. Thanks to their voracious appetites, these snails are usually considered to be an invasive pest. They are also edible.
The Giant Clam is the largest of its species on the planet, and each can be measured to four feet long. Once the clam finds a cozy spot on the Indo-Pacific seabed, it remains there for the rest of its life and is quietly filtering plankton. The legend goes that these animals can eat people, but don't be afraid!
Do you need a slimy hug from this humongous beast? It is the biggest amphibian on earth, as it is almost six feet long. The creature lives in the streams and lakes of China and it's not fussy about the daily menu and can eat everything - from millipedes, to fish and crabs.
The pink sea star lives in the Northeast Pacific and can reach up to two feet across. It eats a meal of shellfish and can turn its stomach inside out through its mouth. After that it surrounds its prey, and traps it.
The creature lives in Southeast Asia and uses its long tongue to catch fruits and nectar. It should be noted that the wingspan of these flying foxes is almost five feet long. The creature does not use echolocation, but relies on its keen eyesight to find its way.
That is the heaviest bony fish, weighing about 5,000 pounds. Its favorite food is the liquidy ol' jellyfish, which has not many calories. These fish live in a wide-ranging habitat, they are curious to investigate divers; but are absolutely harmless to humans.
The huge Titan Beetles are more than six inches in length each, while their jaws are very powerful and can cut right through a pencil. The South American beetles don't eat, yet their grubs will eat rotting wood.
Not much is known for the giant freshwater stingray. It can measure up to 16.5 feet long and can weigh as much as 1,320 pounds. It lives in the rivers of Borneo, Thailand, Northern Australia and New Guinea. Finding out more about the mysterious fish is quite difficult because of its loss of habitat and the overfishing that has endangered this remarkable creature.
Ummm, the Goliath frog's habitat is in the western regions of Africa and it'll basically eat anything it can fit into its mouth! This amphibian weighs up to 7.2 pounds, which is about as heavy as your average house cat! Not so sure how I'd feel about it curling up on my lap though...
Nomura’s jellyfish can grow to more than six feet in diameter and 450 pounds in weight. The creature achieves this bulk in just 6 months. It lives in the seas of Japan, Korea, and China.
The Giant Earthworm lives in the forests of Ecuador. The one on the photos is almost five feet long and although tremendous, it isn't even close to being the biggest. The African species can reach lengths of 22 feet.
This is an endangered animal that inhabits the waters of the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. These fish eat microscopic animals can reach adulthood, and become a vegetarian instead. The fish can grow to 10 feet in length and 650 pounds in weight.
That gigantic sea slug can reach lengths of approximately 39 inches. It inhabits the seashore on the eastern Pacific, consuming seaweed and kelp.
Maybe you will be surprised to hear that but that African beast can make a great pet? It looks fierce, but lives on apple, melon, tomatoes and other fruits or veggies! Just one giant millipede can grow to more than 15 inches in length and has about 256 legs.
The Giant Isopod is not an enormous pill bug. It is a distant relative of crabs and shrimps. It lives in the depths of the cold waters of the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans.
That is the right size for the coconut crab - its legs can span more than three feet and it has very powerful claws! Formidable looking, these creatures are the largest land-dwelling arthropods and they inhabit the tropical Indian and the Pacific Oceans, living on fruits and coconuts.