And you thought animals were your friends. Sure, they look cute and cuddly in the pages of National Geographic, but get up close on their own turf and they will Take.ย You. Down. And sometimes nature doesn’t even need an animal to remind us who’s boss — a big freaking wave will do just fine. Don’t believe me?ย Just check out these folks who found out the hard way that Mother Nature is a fickle lady:

Thanks to ChilloutPoint, DumpaDay, and our four-legged friends for providing photos for this gallery.

Of course, it's not only humans that can make bad decisions, animals can be full of regret too. Now, got a strange desire to see shirtless men with baby animals? We got you covered.

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