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.

  • 1

    Gopher Snake

    Ew. Just, ew.

    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.

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  • 2

    Grizzly Bears

    Godless killing machines
  • 3

    Prairie Rattlesnake

    A little pee just came out.

    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.

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  • 4

    Rough-skinned newt

    Rough AND POISONOUS skin.

    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.

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  • 5

    Hobo Spiders

    "He's climbin' in yo window..."

    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.

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