The deadliest animal in the U.S. isn’t the alligator or bear or even the mighty shark. In fact, the answer may surprise you

Here's the top 10:

  • 10

    Cougar

    Averaging 1 death per per year

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  • 9

    Bears

    Averaging 1 death per year

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  • 8

    Sharks

    Averaging 1 death per year

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  • 7

    Alligators

    Averaging 1 death per year

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  • 6

    Snakes and Lizards

    Averaging 6 deaths per year

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  • 5

    Spiders

    Averaging 7 deaths per year

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  • 4

    Non-Venomous Anthropods (Mosquitoes, Flies, Ticks, etc)

    Averaging 9 deaths per year

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  • 3

    Cows

    Averaging 20 deaths per year

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  • 2

    Dogs

    Averaging 28 deaths per year. ( I know pugs have never killed anyone, but this one looks a little shifty)

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  • 1

    Bees, Wasps, and Hornets

    Averaging 58 deaths per year

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