Thursday, December 29, 2005

Grand Trivia Question #9 (Answered)

Vicious Beasts
Which wild mammal (excluding untamed humans) in North America kills the most humans each year?

It's not these guys:

We have a Winner!! It's Jane again!

According to CNN

It's not the vicious wolf, the powerful grizzly, disease carrying mouse, or a prowling cougar that kills Americans most frequently...



Blogger Joan said...


4:43 PM  
Blogger Terrell said...

It's not bears. Bears killed 133 people in North America during the twentieth century and a handful more since Y2K. Sorry, that's bad, but bears can't compare to the real bad guys.

5:10 PM  
Blogger JBL said...

Mountain Lions???

5:41 PM  
Blogger Terrell said...

An average of 0.8 people per year are killed by mountain lions in North America. Nope. It's not the mountain lion.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

You did say WILD animals, right? Otherwise, I might guess dogs.

4:40 AM  
Blogger JBL said...

Dr. Hubby guesses HORSES??

5:59 AM  
Blogger Terrell said...

Joan, best I can figure dogs kill about 20 people a year in the US. Wild or not that doesn't match our real non-human mammal villain.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Terrell said...

Jane, see what you & Warren can find about deaths caused by horses. I haven't been able to find figures for the US. One site lists horses as the biggest animal killer in British Columbia. Still, horses don't fit my qualification of "wild mammal".

So, no prize winner yet.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

I GOT IT...... DEER!!

12:02 PM  

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