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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Without peeking ahead, which animals do you think wreak the most havoc on humans? Maybe bears? Sharks? Sure, they’re scary. But other beasts, including one tiny nuisance insect, do far more harm to us in terms of sheer numbers of injuries and deaths. You may see some of them every day. From dangerous to most dangerous, here are eight kinds of creatures that aren’t always kind to mankind.

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