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The most dangerous creatures for humans

Espresso Logo By Catherine Keogan of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: What makes an animal dangerous? Only a few animals are our natural predators, while others are simply forced into conflict with humans. Their danger can lie in the capacity for extreme harm (a particularly potent venom, for example) or the sheer volume of incidents (such as diseases passed on from insect bites). Some animals are prolific killers, while others cause widespread illness or injury. Looking at all of these factors and more, here are some of the animals most dangerous to humans on the planet.

The most dangerous creatures for humans

What makes an animal dangerous? Only a few animals are our natural predators, while others are simply forced into conflict with humans. Their danger can lie in the capacity for extreme harm (a particularly potent venom, for example) or the sheer volume of incidents (such as diseases passed on from insect bites). Some animals are prolific killers, while others cause widespread illness or injury. Looking at all of these factors and more, here are some of the animals most dangerous to humans on the planet.

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