Where The 11 Deadliest Animals In The US Live


Animals kill, on average, more than 400 people in the
United States each year, and the deadliest of them all live a lot closer to you
then you might think. This is where mountain lions roam. They’re considered one
of the most powerful predators on the planet. But they pose little threat to humans, killing about one person
every five to 10 years. They’re far more likely to go after prey like deer or raccoons. But when it comes to killing,
size isn’t everything. There are more than 70 species
of scorpion across the US, and together they kill
an average of one person about every 2 1/2 years. But none are more dangerous
than the Arizona bark scorpion, which lives primarily in
Arizona and New Mexico. It’s one of 30 species worldwide that produces venom
toxic enough to be fatal. Next up is perhaps the most
notorious of killers: sharks. Between 2007 and 2018,
there were 920 shark attacks worldwide, and more than half
of them were in US waters. But thankfully, most shark
attacks aren’t fatal. And, on average, sharks kill Americans just once every 1.7 years. And, actually, there’s
another water-loving predator that’s more deadly. These toothy reptiles range
from Texas to North Carolina and kill about one person
every year and a half, most famously a young boy
who was playing near a pond at the Disney World hotel in 2016. But even alligators and
crocodiles are not as deadly as… bears. In one color or another,
bears range from Alaska down through much of the
forested United States. They kill about one to two people a year. And nearly half of all fatal
wild bear attacks since 1900 occurred in one of these
six national parks. But even 1,700-pound bears
have nothing on spiders, which, taken all together, kill
around seven people a year. Most of these deaths are likely
linked to just two spiders: the black widow and the brown recluse. That’s because they’re the
only two spiders in the US with venom that’s toxic to humans. You can find black
widows throughout the US, and the brown recluse is native to the Midwest and the South. These spiders live in
basements, abandoned shoes, and outside in piles of rocks and wood. And you know what else you can find there? Snakes. The US has about 20
species of venomous snakes, which live in every state except Alaska. Copperheads are the
most likely to bite you and live in the
southeastern United States. But you should be most
aware of rattlesnakes, like the eastern and western diamondback, which are responsible for the
most snake-related deaths. On average, snakes kill as
many as 10 to 15 people a year. Oh, and if you really hate snakes, here are the states with
the highest bite rates that you’d definitely want to avoid. Now, if there’s anything
scarier than bears, spiders and snakes, it’s… cows? That’s right. Each year, cows kill about 20 people, typically by kicking or trampling. And about three-quarters
of those incidents are reportedly deliberate attacks. Of course, you can find cows everywhere, and the same goes for the top
three animals on our list. Dogs kill about 30 people a year, most often from attacks that prove fatal, and pit bulls are responsible
for more than half of them. Bees and other stinging insects kill nearly 100 people per year, often by triggering an allergic reaction. One kind, often called the killer bee, is especially aggressive. If disturbed, they’ll swarm, and can sting victims
more than 1,000 times. And, last but not least,
at the top of our list is an animal that isn’t toxic and doesn’t generally attack humans. Deer. Each year, deer cause about
1.3 million car accidents, and about 200 of them are fatal, though your risk is much
higher in some states, like West Virginia. But taken all together, your odds of dying from any kind of animal run-in are slim. And when you compare that
to the leading causes of death in America, you’ll realize that animals are the
least of your worries.

100 thoughts on “Where The 11 Deadliest Animals In The US Live

  1. Why are we saying that animals kill us I mean sure spiders and snakes I don’t like but we are way worse we’re taking away there home and killing thousands of them a year and the dear that cause crashes the crash isn’t always fatal to us but the deer will always die in this situation they kill around 4 humans a year while we kill thousands of animal now let me tell you
    1 pollution
    2 deforestation
    3 climate change because of human impact
    4 hunting poaching for un nessasary reasons

  2. One time I saw a black widow in my classroom and oh noo I screamed as low as I could and it was hanging on a spider web on the ceiling.And when i was 2 we hit a dear and I was calm not knowing what just happened

  3. great now you made me scared of leaving my shoes to long outside then putting my big old feet inside and a spider bitting meh

  4. An event in Pakistan, makes you buy goats or a cow, or both, and keep it for a couple days until you slaughter it. NO ONE GETS HURT LOL

  5. 10 my brother got bit by one, but he's ok because my dad saved the day.

    He isn't here anymore, not because of the scorpion, a car crash. Love you Dad! (Search RIP Jason Gorham, and also the comments that are saying I miss you dad, that's because of my old accounts)

  6. The chart about mountain lions is entirely false. They live almost everywhere in the USA. You just don’t see them because they are nature’s masters of stealth and they avoid humans as much as possible.

  7. Wouldn’t it be the car that’s killing you?
    Cause if you didn’t have a car you wouldn’t die from it :/

  8. Well yeah. There was an Australian Hunter that said that it’s more dangerous to hunt in the US than in Australia because everything in Australia will kill you if you don’t watch your step. If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time it doesn’t matter what you do if you realize there’s a pack of coyotes following you except maybe have a large dog. I don’t mean German shepherd large. I mean mastiff type dog or maybe a large pit bull. The United States has more venomous snakes with almost of them being rattle snakes. And if an eagle sees your kid there’s really no running. It will lift them up and drop them high enough to kill them. Stay away from murky water. The gators will get you and if you’re in Florida you Light get eaten by a 20-30 foot snake and if it bites you but you somehow escape you have some time before the venom gets to you. If you’re lucky the gator will come after you and the snake will eat the gator. And that’s why everyone has a gun. Because at least they were smart enough to have an outback. We kinda just found water and put a city in the middle of the danger.

    Australia “don’t touch anything”

    America “shoot everything that looks at you”

  9. Pitbulls are not bad I have 4 of them and all of them are loving and caring they are good with all animals and people I take them on walks in parks in in pet stores it is because of how people raise them and most people don't raise them right because they are scared of them they are great dogs and there is nothing wrong with them people need to not be so stupid in fact I recommend getting one if you are a first time dog owner

  10. Living in Wisconsin and you saying that spider lives here and in my shoes and basements gives me shivers

  11. YOUR WRONG ABOUT PITBULLS THEY ARE SWEET INTELLIGENT DOGS! IDIOTS THINK THAT THEY KILL. THEY ONLY KILL FOR PROTECTION OF THEMSELVES OR THEIR OWNERS SO YEAH SAY GOODBYE TO ONE SUBSCRIBER!

  12. Soon as I saw the pit bull thing I toned out everything else. I wasn’t interested in that lol. Like those little cute faced babies too much.

  13. Actually this is false. For one do you honestly think everyone who has died from an animal was reported? And secondly pitbulls aren't the cause for majority of dog attack deaths. A lot of people get dogs and call them pitbulls when they are really just a mastiff or mix breed dog with a blocky structure. The real Pitbull only weighs on average 30-60 lbs. On occasion you will get a 70-75 pound pitbull but thats rare. People need to learn the specifics on dog breeds because its damaging the reputation of certain breeds. I would walk up to a real Pitbull before i walk up to a Rottweiler or a German Shepherd.

  14. WERESE ALASKA!!???? AND SHARKS ONLY KILL HUMANS BECUS ITS A MISTAKE THEY CANT SEE WEEL SO IT HARDER FOR THEM TO SEE US AS NOT PREY eeerrrr! thanks for puting a hint in the discription so people know that there ok animals and thanks for ading alaska for some tings

  15. Video: Shows where the animals live

    Video: For most covers the top of South Carolina

    Me: Oh nice looks like I'm gonna die

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