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Bambi & Friends Land Texas The No. 1 Spot On Wild List Of States With Biggest Risk Of Being Killed By An Animal

Data analysis by Outforia, a website dedicated to outdoor adventures, shows Texas recorded 520 human deaths caused by animals from 1999 to 2019. That works out to 26 deaths each year!

California ranks second, with 299 deaths during the 20-year period, even though California is the most populous state in the country, followed by Texas. 

Outforia identifies brown bears, sharks, snacks, black bears, and alligators as causing the most death in animal attacks since 1970. However, you might be shocked to know that deers are guilty of causing most deaths in Texas.

The New York Post suggests, that this could be the fault of deadly collisions between deer and cars, along with dogs and other livestock. Among the states, Texas racked up the highest number of traffic deaths (197) due to collisions with animals from 2010 to 2019, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Buzzing at Bambi’s heels, the second biggest killers in the animal kingdom are bees and wasps, which kill 100 people annually, generally by triggering an allergic reaction with their stings.

While our natural environment is often put under threat from human activity, the danger goes both ways. Remember that humans are not invulnerable to the hazards of the natural world, and every year people lose their lives in encounters with natural predators. Be careful out there. 

RA Staff
RA Staff
Written by RA News staff.


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