Make sure your next beach outing isn't spoiled by these creatures

10 dangerous creatures that can be found on Scottish beaches

Going to the beach can be a fun day out for all the family - but you should be aware of the potential dangers that lurk on Scottish beaches.

Did you know about these things to look out for?

Sea urchins live in shallow water, like rock pools, and can administer a mean sting if you come into contact with them. Their stings often leave puncture wounds and can prompt symptoms as serious as paralysis.

5. Sea Urchin

Sea urchins live in shallow water, like rock pools, and can administer a mean sting if you come into contact with them. Their stings often leave puncture wounds and can prompt symptoms as serious as paralysis.
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Their long, thin, whip-like tail contains barbed spines which contain venom, which a stingray will use to sting. While stingrays are generally gentle creatures, they will sting if disturbed or stepped on by aware beach goers.

6. Stingray

Their long, thin, whip-like tail contains barbed spines which contain venom, which a stingray will use to sting. While stingrays are generally gentle creatures, they will sting if disturbed or stepped on by aware beach goers.
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While not an animal, this is the most poisonous plant in the UK and is always found growing close to water - ingestion can lead to death, and even touching it can bring horrible consequences.

7. Hemlock water dropworts

While not an animal, this is the most poisonous plant in the UK and is always found growing close to water - ingestion can lead to death, and even touching it can bring horrible consequences.
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This species of gull is known for aggressively dive bombing during breeding season and can attack with its claws and wings.

8. Herring Gulls

This species of gull is known for aggressively dive bombing during breeding season and can attack with its claws and wings.
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