The Top 5 Scariest Creatures in Idaho
This was a terrible idea. See, the thing is, in order to narrow it down to "5 Scariest Creatures In Idaho," you have to select from a much larger pool of information... Idaho is apparently home to some of the scariest creatures in the world.
There's no way I'm sleeping tonight. Check out our Top 5 list and let us know if you think we missed any in the comments below.
Also referred to as Bull Snakes, it's not uncommon to run into one while hiking around Idaho. Fortunately it's nonvenomous, but their defense mechanism of puffing up and striking with a closed mouth will probably scare the living rattle out of unsuspecting travelers.
Stephen Colbert calls them "Godless killing machines," and it makes us laugh every time. We could probably add in black bears as well. They CAN be dangerous, so it's best to keep as much distance as possible, as these people learned the hard way, the Washington Post reports.
Okay, this entire list could have been snakes, if you ask me. If you run into a prairie rattlesnake, now's the time to pull out your nearest firearm, because they are venomous and evacuate "20-55 percent of venom in one bite" says expert Jonathan Campbell via Wikipedia.
Oh... omigosh... disgusting. Why did I make this list. The rough-skinned newt is "known for the strong toxin exuded from its skin" but fortunately is rare in Idaho, seen only around Moscow.
I was always told to kill and/or stay the heck away from these horrible, venomous disgustoids but spiders.us seems to refute that saying, "There is currently no solid, scientific evidence suggesting that the venom of this species is of medical significance in humans."
So, there you go, kiss a hobo spider and don't worry about the venom part!
*This website does not endorse romantic interactions between humans and spiders.