From tamest to deadliest, here is America’s 10 most dangerous animal killers. Whatever you do, do not get too close.
10. The Grizzly Bear
The real version of the”teddy bear” isn’t quite as cute and cuddly as little kids would like to think. Roaming some of America’s most scenic areas, the Grizzly Bear is a monster of the crazy who understands his place and makes everybody else aware of it.
Contrary to popular opinion, DO NOT play dead when you see one, and do not run screaming either. Once they rear on their hind legs you know that you are in trouble so back away slowly and do not let the bear sense your fear. Do so, and you might avoid being trampled, mauled and savaged.
9. The Shark
Thanks to movies like Jaws and Deep Blue Sea, the shark has become the most feared creature of the deep, and with good reason. While they usually won’t bother you in case you don’t bother them, they’ll be attracted to you if you are wearing bright colors such as orange and red, and will rip you apart from the fastest way possible.
A word of advice: Do not watch the before mentioned movies before you take a dip because the paranoia is likely to keep you from the water!
8. The Mountain Lion
OK, multiply the size of your house cat by at least 5 and you’ll be faced with one of America’s most dangerous creatures. Roaming the mountains of North America, these powerful creatures surely mean business. Mountain Lions are found in lots of the country’s National Parks and the best method of attack is to get into a boxing match together, with extra points given for punching them in the eyes and nose.
7. The Scorpion
They have a known habit of creeping into sleeping bags of campers, so make certain to shake out your bag before you get too snug.
6. The Venomous Snake
Ophidiophobia is something that lots of people (like myself) suffer from (And for good reason). These scheming, slippery snakes slither into the list at sixth place, but in my mind, should be a lot further up the ladder!
5. Killer Bees
Macaulay Culkin expired from them in My Girl therefore it should come as no big shock that killer bees create this list. But a new brand of bees is on the market and is the result of an experiment gone horribly wrong. These wicked little critters travel in packs and rage an attack whenever they hear you coming with a lawnmower or trimmer.
Think you can run and hide? Think again since these stingers will chase you as far as 1000 feet and for up to ten hours. So the next time you go out to mow your yard, ensure you have some comfortable running shoes on.
4. The Bison (Buffalo)
Trust us, you don’t need a house anywhere near where the buffalo roam.
While only dangerous if you hunt them, these big creatures can commonly be found in a few of the nation’s national parks and kill more humans than grizzly’s do. The best way to avoid them; Do not hunt them!
While most spiders give people the creepy crawlies, it is just the deadliest ones we should be really worried about.
The black widow spider is among these and can kill with a single sting. Unfortunately there’s not much you can do about them anyhow hope you do not encounter one.
2. The Mosquito
This annoying pest does not just buzz in your ear and give you horrible itchy bites; it’s also responsible for diseases such as malaria, elephantiasis, yellow fever, dengue fever and West Nile Virus.
These little blood suckers are now widespread in the united states so make sure you stock up on repellant before you even consider camping.
1. White Tailed Deer
Bambi tops the list as America’s biggest killer. Surprised? Many would not believe these cute, little innocent creatures would even make the list, but these cuddly little creatures are responsible for 130 American deaths and 29,000 injuries annually. How you ask?
So next time you’re watching the Disney classic, think twice about just how cute Bambi really is.