10 Deadliest Creatures in US: South Dakota Has Lots of Them

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.

It may also surprise you how many of these creatures can be found in South Dakota.

Here's the top 10:

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    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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    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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