Can you name which animals are poisonous and which are not? While there are poisonous animals, have you heard of venomous animals. The two may sound the same, but it actuality they are different. Poisonous animals are harmful when touched or ingested. Their bodies release toxins to scare off or even kill their predators. Some of the toxins can go from irritating our skin when we touch them to killing us if we ingested a part of the animal. Venomous animals are harmful when they deliberately attack. They release their toxins through biting or spitting and depending on how much released, they can either scare or kill off their predators. Take a chance and see what you know! Good luck!