Whatever you do, do not get too close.
10. The Grizzly Bear
The actual version of the”teddy bear” is not quite as cute and cuddly as little kids would like to think. Roaming a number of America’s most scenic places, the Grizzly Bear is a monster of the wild who knows his place and makes everyone else aware of it.
Contrary to popular opinion, DO NOT play dead when you see one, and do not run screaming either. Once they back on their hind legs you know you are in trouble so back away slowly and don’t allow the bear sense your fear. Do this, and you may avoid being trampled, mauled and savaged.
9. The Shark
Thanks to movies such as Jaws and Deep Blue Sea, the shark is now the most feared creature of the deep, and with good reason. While they usually won’t bother you if you don’t bother them, they’ll be attracted to you if you are wearing bright colors like orange and red, and will rip you apart in the fastest way possible.
A word of advice: Don’t watch the before mentioned movies before you take a dip since the paranoia is likely to keep you out of the water!
8. The Mountain Lion
OK, multiply the size of your home cat by at least 5 and you’ll have to deal with one of America’s most dangerous animals. Roaming the mountains of North America, these powerful creatures certainly mean business. Mountain Lions are found in lots of the nation’s National Parks and the best method of attack is to get into a boxing match with them, with additional points given for punching them in the nose and eyes.
7. The Scorpion
They’ve a known habit of creeping into sleeping bags of campers, so make certain to shake out your bag before you get too cozy.
6. The Venomous Snake
Ophidiophobia is something that many people (like myself) suffer from (And for good reason). These scheming, slippery snakes slither into the list at sixth position, but in my mind, should be much further up the ladder!
5. Killer Bees
Macaulay Culkin expired from them in My Girl so it should come as no big shock that killer bees create this list. However, a new brand of bees is on the market and is the result of an experiment gone horribly wrong. These wicked little critters travel in packs and rage an attack whenever they hear you coming with a lawnmower or trimmer.
Think again since these stingers will chase you as far as 1000 feet and for up to ten hours. So the next time you go outside to mow your lawn, make sure you have some comfortable running shoes on.
Trust us, you do not want a house anywhere close where the buffalo roam.
While only dangerous if you hunt them, these big monsters can commonly be found in some of the country’s national parks and kill more people than grizzly’s do. The best way to prevent them; Do not hunt them!
3. The Black Widow Spider
When most spiders give people the creepy crawlies, it’s just the deadliest ones we should be really worried about.
The black widow spider is one of these and can kill with one bite. Unfortunately there is very little you can do about them except hope you do not encounter one.
2. The Mosquito
The mosquito takes second place on America’s list of most dangerous creatures.
These little blood suckers are now prevalent in the US so make sure to stock up on repellant before you even consider camping.
1. White Tailed Deer
Surprised? Many would not think these cute, little innocent creatures would even make the list, but these cuddly little critters are responsible for 130 American deaths and 29,000 accidents annually. How you ask? Well, by running in front of cars and causing people to crash, which basically results in $1 billion worth of insurance claims.
So next time you’re watching the Disney classic, think twice about how adorable Bambi really is.