TOP 5 SURPRISING ANIMALS THAT CAUSE HUMAN DEATHS

When we think of human deaths caused by animals our minds immediately tend to think of predators like lion, tiger, Shark , snakes or even elephant. But here is a list of animals that cause human deaths but ones that would have never crossed your mind

Cow

cows-1029077_1280.jpg The humble and docile creature that is reared for dairy does cause human death. We are not referring to deaths caused by bulls in bullfighting but just the cow. These can sometime get aitated when provoked leading to death. Every year around 20 people die just in the United States alone.

Deer

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Now this grass eating herbivore causes or leads to more than 100 deaths a year. Though they have antlers than can potentially pierce through human flesh, it is road accident by hitting a deer that leads to so many fatalities.

Ants

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Believe it or not this tiny species leads to or causes more than 30 deaths a year. Compare this against the average of 10 deaths caused by sharks and you will be astonished to see how dangerous ants can be. So much for size advantage that humans have against this tiny insect

Dogs

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The faithful pet of man, dog also causes deaths among humans. Be it through parasites transmitted through an infected dog or attacks, dogs are responsible for more than 30 deaths just in the United States. There is fair amount of fatality in nations like Australia and Europe too.

Hippopotamus

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This lazy mammal that is often found lazing around in muddy lakes is responsible for more than 3000 human deaths a year. This is mainly because of their unpredictable temperament and human’s negligence in considering the species a dangerous breed. In fact the hippopotamus is the one that causes the most human deaths among all land mammals. Lions and tigers don’t even come close to that number. This makes hippopotamus the most dangerous land mammal.

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