15 Terrifying Animals You Didn’t Know Were Real

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3. Marble Cone Snail

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Should we be concerned of a snail bite? Well, if it is a bite from the marble cone snail, you should be concerned! The marble cone snail, also popularly referred to as cigarette snail, lives in shallow water and feasts on coral reed platforms. These snails are of major concern to swimming, snorkeling, and surfing enthusiasts. The marble cone snail uses its long white tongue to sting its prey. The sting often leaves the victim paralyzed. When that happens, the snail breaks free from its shell and goes on about enjoying its meal. They are majorly found in countries such as Australia, New Caledonia and Samoa.

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