Be aware, the Most Dangerous Animals in the United States
The truth is that in most cases, it is humans who present greater danger to animals, rather than the other way around. It is good to also keep in mind that all wild animals just want to be left alone. Most attacks happen because they feel threatened, are provoked, surprised, or they feel that they need to protect their young.
We have to respect every animal.
Read on to learn which ones are better to be avoid in the United States.
These reptiles can be found in the southeast United States. Alligator’s first attempt will probably be escape if approached. Biggest threat for us is their ability to camouflage themselves and that they can stay motionless for long periods. That way we may stumble across them accidentally.
Most common bear attacks happen when they are provoked, starving or protecting their young. You can find two main species in the USA. First are Black bears and second are Brown bears also known as grizzlies which are larger and more aggressive. They have an exceptionally strong bite.
Gray wolves are faster and stronger then domestic dogs but they are both part of the Canine family. They live and hunt in packs and are able to cover more than 15 feet in a single leap. Wolves are able to break bones with their teeth but normally won’t attack humans .
The most dangerous spiders that can be found in US are Brown recluse spider and the Black widow. Their bite delivers a potentially deadly venom. The black widow is the most famous but Brown recluse is the most dangerous type. Their venom can be deadly to all ages.
5. Big cats
Big cats like pumas, mountain lions, panthers, and catamounts can be found mostly in the Western part of United States. Normally they don’t attack humans unless they are starving or feel threatened. If this happens you should make loud noises, and throw sticks and stones to scare them off.
The most dangerous North America’s snakes that can cause serious harm are part of two categories. In the first one you can find rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads. They are collectively known as Pit Vipers. Part of second category is coral snake which is easier to spot.
Wolverines are much smaller then grizzly bear but their behavior and aggressiveness are more similar to the one of much larger animals. It seams they don’t have any fear and will attack animals without regard to their size.
You can find around 90 different species of scorpion in the US. Most scorpion stings are not life–threatening to people but can be very painful. The most venomous type is the bark scorpion which is only about 3 inches long but extremely dangerous.
Killer bees are very aggressive types of bee. They have come from the cross-breeding of African honey bees. Killer bees attack in swarms and can follow you for a long time if their live is threatened. Around 50 people die from bee venom every year.
Bulls can easily get mad and attack, causing grave injuries and death. They have strong kicks, deadly horns and great muscles. There are over 500 deaths reported every year, caused by livestock such as bulls, cows and even horses.