Tentacles of Doom

Sometimes beautiful, sometimes bizarre, but always dangerous; meet the elite 12-member cast of Central America’s Deadly Dozen. Toxic frogs, toothy reptiles and even a real-life sea monster are just some of the deadliest creatures to call the volcanic peaks, verdant rain forests and warm sapphire seas of Central America home. With razor-sharp teeth, deadly venom and brute strength among their weaponry, this group’s mantra is “kill or be killed,” and humans are no exception.

Video Preview: Lurking silently in the depths of the ocean, the giant Humboldt Squid feeds on almost anything — even its own species.

Central America’s Deadly Dozen airs on Nat Geo Wild Friday June 4 at 8P et/pt.