10 Truly Awful Ways To Be Killed By An Animal

Electric eel


Electric eels are elongated, fresh water fish, native to the Amazon and Orinoco rivers in South America. They are not really eels, but a kind of knifefish (and related to catfish). They are among the deadliest denizens of the South American rivers. It has not one, but three specialized organs to produce electric currents strong enough (600 volts, sometimes more) to stun or kill an adult human. It is believed that many “unexplained” disappearances of people while swimming in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers, could be due to them being stunned by an electric eel and drowning, or even, dying because of the eel’s discharge itself. Many of these deaths are often blamed on attacks by predatory animals such as piranha or caiman.

The electric eel doesn’t eat human beings; it feeds on smaller fish, crabs and small mammals. It only attacks in self defense, and handling an electric eel or even entering the water wherever these fish are common should be avoided at all costs.

Python, anaconda


Pythons and boas (anacondas being a kind of boa) are not venomous. They have very sharp teeth to hold on to their prey, but they rely on constriction for the actual kill. This means, they coil around the victim (once they have secured it with their teeth) and squeeze so that the unfortunate animal doesn’t have any space to breathe. Every time the victim tries to inhale, the snake squeezes harder. This deadly “hug” is so powerful that even blood can’t flow. As a matter of fact, death comes usually because of cardiac arrest/stroke, and not asphyxia as was once believed.

Although some smaller snakes (such as king snakes and gopher snakes) use constriction to kill prey, pythons and anacondas are the best known constrictors, and the scariest, too, since these cold-blooded predators have been known to kill and eat humans once in a while.

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My graduation film Khoda.
What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film that would meet high personal standards. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually proved possible!

Director and art director: Reza Dolatabadi
Written by Reza Dolatabadi & Mark Szalos Farkas
Animation by Adam Thomson
Music by Hamed Mafakheri

Winner of the Best Animation Canary Wharf Film Festival (London) Aug, 2008

Winner of the Best Student Animation Flip Festival (Birmingham) 2008

Winner of the Best Student Animation, Royal Television Society Award, Scotland (rts) 2009

Official selection for the “Best Short Film Program” at Waterford Film Festival (Ireland) November 2008

Entered Festivals:

10.2009 – 9th Annual Valley Film Festival VFF Animation Festival (Hollywood)

09.2009 – London International Animation Festival (LIAF) (London)

09.2009 – onedotzero Adventure In Motion (London)

09.2009 – Prix Ars Electronica Animation Festival (Linz)

08.2009 – Screening at the Reading and Leads Music Festival (Reading)

05.2009 – Renderyard Short Film Festival (London)

04.2009 – European Media Arts Film Festival (Osnabrüc)

03.2009 – Rome Independent Film Festival (Rome)

01.2009 – Royal Television Award (rts) (Glasgow)

12.2008 – Anchorage International Film Festival (Alaska)

11.2008 – Flip Animation Festival (Birmingham)

11.2008 – Encounter Film Festival (Bristol)

11.2008 – Animated Dreams Animation Festival (Tallinn)

11.2008 – Exposures Film Festival (Manchester)

11.2008 – Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival‏ (Toronto)

10.2008 – Marbella International Film Festival (Marbella & London)

10.2008 – Renderyard Short Film Festival (London)

11.2008 – Waterford Film Festival (Waterford, Ireland

09.2008 – 16TH Contravision Film Festival (Berlin)

08.2008 – Canary Wharf Film Festival (London)


Reza Dolatabadi

Adam Thomson