The 7 Most Murderous Animal Species in America
Here are the seven most dangerous animals (ranked by human body count) in the United States. (Sharks are only number six).Animals. They want what we've got. And they'll do whatever it takes to get it. Up to and including murder.
To be fair, not all animals are homicidal maniacs. Indeed, they may aid humanity by helping the blind navigate the world, testing mines for excessive carbon dioxide, or simply offering companionship. But that doesn't excuse the fact that within this greater population of beasts lies a minority of soulless, ruthless killing machines.
jellyfish are known to kill up to 40 people annually in the Philippines. And every year, hippopotamuses kill nearly 3,000 people in Africa. Hippopotamuses!
But these types of animal-on-human deaths are all happening in far-away, developing parts of the world. Surely no true American animals would ever kill a person! If only that were so. Better safe than uninsured—the top 15 insurance brokers near you.
Click through our slideshow to see America's seven most dangerous animals. (A quick note on methodology: numerous of people killed and injured in riding accidents on horses, but we didn't include accidental homicides. Rankings of dangerous animals are by human bodycount since 2000 that took place in North American territories.)
Be careful out there, humans.
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