Beware the snake, the spider and the scorpion, though you are much more likely to be killed by a bee or a dog, according to report in the N.Y. Times.
Of the 1,610 people killed in encounters with animals between 2008 and 2015, 478 were killed by hornets, wasps and bees, and 272 by dogs, according to a study published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Snakes, spiders and scorpions were responsible for 99 deaths over the eight years.
Using a database published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers found that 72 people annually were killed by “other mammals,” which includes horses, cattle and pigs.
Only six people a year died from snakebite, and six after being bitten by a venomous spider. Two people were killed by marine animals, and no one was killed by a rat.