The 7 Most Murderous Animal Species in America


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7. Cougars

Offenders: Puma concolor aka the puma, mountain lion, mountain cat, catamount, or panther
Deaths since 2000: 3

While comparatively rare, these fatal attacks from these wild tabbies tend to be concentrated in the west part of the continent, in California and on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. They are generally wary of humans and will only attack if they feel provoked or cornered.

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