Anteaters look rather definitely harmless and scruffy because they don’t have teeth. They mostly eat insects, citrus, and avocados. How could you think that this animal can actually hurt a person, however, the claws of the anteater is very sharp which usually use them to excavate food that they eat and also protection to dangers by defending themselves. It can do incredible harm with just one swipe.
An eater has a very poor vision, so if you frightened them, they can cut you with their pocket knife. In 2014, tow hunters were killed by an anteater that was defending itself.