There are certain animals in Africa that are regarded as evil or are seen as a bad omen. When people see them they sense evil is just around the corner.
1) Black Cats
Cats are regarded as spiritual animals in Africa but black cats are perceived to be evil or even satanic. Your heart would most likely skip when you see a black cat. In Nigerian culture, black cats are mostly associated with witches.
There is something about owls that strike people with fear. It could be those spooky eyes that pierce into your soul or the way it turns its neck. The fact that the owl is a night creature has further made people believe that owls are evils.
This is an animal that is universally seen as an evil man. Vultures who specialize in feeding on the carcass of dead animals are a bad omen. Seeing a vulture in your dream is the stuff of nightmares and might likely lead to a spiritual deliverance session.
Overseas, the bat might be the basis for the identity for a popular superhero but in Africa, bats are regarded as evil animals. Bats are also night creatures who hide in caves and this built the myth that they are evil animals who bring bad luck and terror.
This is the most classical most evil animal. Thanks to the Bible, the snake is regarded as an evil creature. If you see a snake in your house you are most likely going to think that it is your ‘enemy’ that sent it to kill you. The fact that they are poisonous makes them more feared.