56 Threatening Signs

Signs are supposed to have the most basic of practical purposes. They can give directions, for example, or give the name of a street or place. Perhaps they are there to warn us of a potential hazard up ahead.

Sometimes though, a warning sign can instill more fear and trepidation in a person than is strictly necessary. Sure, it’s better to be safe than sorry, but who really wants to be told to watch out for falling snakes? I mean, how often is that really happening?

This list, compiled by Bored Panda, is a series of sinister signs that captured people’s attention for their slightly threatening nature. Sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes deadly serious, these are the kind of warnings that everyone is definitely taking notice of! Which is, ultimately, the point in putting up signs in the first place.

Scroll down to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1 Sign At An Irish Zoo

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#2 At Pittsburgh Zoo – What?

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#3 It’s Only Fair

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#4 Thanks For The Heads Up

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#5 This Corn Maze Sign

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#6 Public Service Announcement To All Kids

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#7 Nope

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#8 I Mean… It’s Not Wrong#9 Alligators Love Kids

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#10 This Sign

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#11 This Sign Outside A Cabin My Family Is Staying In

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#12 This Sign At My Uncles House

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#13 No Worries, 3 Layers Of Glass Still Remain To Protect You From The King Of The Jungle

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#14 Feed A Pigeon Lose A Finger

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#15 Found This Gem At A Local Bulk Foods Store

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#16 Just Another Day In Alaska

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#17 Crocodile Enclosure At Sydney Aquarium

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#18 Presenting Exhibit A

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#19 Killer Coconuts In Oahu Hi

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#20 Slower

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#21 Ominous AF

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#22 Ummm… Okay?

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#23 Bringing Health And Safety Considerations To A Whole New Level

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#24 Texas, Home Of The World’s Scariest Sign

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#25 No Idea What It Means But Can’t Be Good

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#26 In Australia, High Is The Second Lowest Fire Danger Rating

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#27 On My Jogging Route

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#28 Good Advice#29 At A Nearby Wolf Sanctuary

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#30 Is This Church Threatening To Kill Me?

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#31 At The Hippo Exhibit

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#32 My Relaxing Road Trip From Darwin To Melbourne, Australia

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#33 Gotta Be Bold To Urinate In Public In Tirana, Albania

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#34 Wheeeeeeeeeeeee-Uh Oh!

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#35 A Good Reminder Not To Drown

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#36 Should I Be Concerned?

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#37 This Is A Real Sign

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#38 Take A Guess

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#39 Seen At My Local Tattoo Studio

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#40 This Sign At My Local Orthodox Church

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#41 I Have Well Meaning Neighbours Who Knock On My Door At All Times (All Times) To Inform Me Of Neighbourhood Discord

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#42 Sarcasm Meets Capitalism

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#43 When You’re 2 Miles Into A Tough Mudder And You Think All Is Going Well Then You Run Past This Sign

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#44 Scary Ratio

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#45 Good Morning! Have You Exorcised Your Dog Today?

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#46 I’ve Never Seen A Look Of Terror On A Little Sign Guy. Sign On A Commercial Washing Machine

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#47 You Know What, I Think I’ll Turn Around And Take The Long Way

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#48 I Noticed A New Sign At My Doctors Office

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#49 This Is How Our Tigers See You

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#50 The Sign Outside My Local Church Is Vaguely Threatening

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#51 Advertisement For An Anti-Malaria Medicine (1941)

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#52 Key Chain

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#53 Trust Me, I Won’t

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#54 Um… Are We Still… Are We Still Talking About Ice Cream?

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#55 Don’t Be A Norman

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#56 Cursed Sign

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