The Animals Most Dangerous to Humans

Forget sharks. The animals most likely to harm you are much smaller — and much closer to you
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Crocodiles and alligators

The international database of crocodile attacks, CrocBite, estimates 1,000 people worldwide are killed each year in crocodile attacks. In the United States, the CDC reported nine deaths in four years from alligators. In Florida, where the alligator population is highest, the state’s wildlife organization estimates there are at least a dozen attacks per year.

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