10/30/2014 12:08 EDT | Updated 12/06/2017 17:20 EST

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


These rare primates are found only in Madagascar.

2. Star-Nosed Mole


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


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

5. Lamprey


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


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.