That is truly a poor piece of "journalism"; I've seen better on Fox or in "checkout stand" tabloids.

They should have listed humans at the top of the list; for every fatality from a wild animal there are likely over a thousand caused by humans.

In 1998, there were 14.24 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 people in the U.S. each year. For a U.S. population of about 300 million this works out to over 40,000 per year. I don't think that all of the deaths by wild animals in a year in the U.S. would even reach 1000. And, theses figures don't include the fatalities caused by drunk and/or negligent driving and other fatalities not caused by the victim's negligence.

Folks tend to have really distorted perceptions of risk.
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