By Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger
Sharks are kinda scary. In the water they’re faster than us, can appear from what seems like out of nowhere in an instant, and pack a pretty solid bite. It’s easy to get nervous when you’re in the dark ocean and unsure of who is swimming by with a toothy grin. But sharks aren’t the animals you should be most afraid of. Here are some that are much more likely to cause your demise.
(Bottom line: we love animals, but they all deserve their respect—and sometimes distance!)
655,000 people killed each year, primarily in Africa, through the little buggers spreading malaria left and right.
2,900 people are killed by these mammals annually in Africa. That roly-poly exterior is just to lure you in.
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