We love animals, but in the following cases, these furry creatures and critters were just a little too close for comfort.
At the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium habitat in Nebraska, visitors got more than they bargained for when a Silverback gorilla suddenly charged and cracked the viewing glass.
At a safari park in South Africa, one family was surprised by a curious lion, who came up to their car and managed to open the car door with its mouth.
At a home in Florida, one resident was in shock when he looked outside and saw a bull shark swimming in his backyard.
In Washington, a semi-truck carrying a load of honey bees overturned on an interstate, scattering boxes containing millions of bees across the highway.
And, while this wasn’t a dangerous encounter, this spring breaker’s encounter with a manatee while vacationing in Florida was certainly frightening for her.