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10 Deadliest Animals You Wouldn’t Want to Meet

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10. Lions

While reputed to sleep for around twenty hours a day these ferocious hunters always have one eye open. So in the likelihood that prey should appear, they are ready to get up and go!


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8:59AM PDT on May 5, 2012

I agree--these animals are fierce, but humans have them beat!
What a shame--we're the dumbest and the deadliest--not a good combination!
Interesting animals--thanks for the article!

3:38PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

woow. cool staff

1:30AM PST on Dec 31, 2011

No malaria?

3:21PM PST on Nov 6, 2011


1:51PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

I agree, humans should be #1. While facing any of this top 10 is not dangerous and deadly, humans probably kill more of these animals and plants and more than these animals kill humans. I like your list, but humans should be listed as an apex predator. Maybe you can make another list with the top 10 depraved human killers. I'm sure the list wouldn't stop at 10.

6:42AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011


5:13AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Human should be # 1

11:48PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

~I wouldn't like to have a close encounter with any of these animals!!~

11:03PM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

Thanks for sharing..I,wouldn't want to run into any one of them..but the picture of a human should have been #1!

3:50AM PDT on Oct 22, 2011

great pix

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