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#2099649 - 09/21/16 03:54 PM what animal will kill you?
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http://www.wideopencountry.com/u-s-map-shows-deadliest-animal-in-each-state/

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"If you think poisonous spiders and snakes are the deadliest animals in the country, you may be surprised. As it turns out, you’re more likely to be killed by a cow"

Crushed or bitten by large reptile for Illinois? that doesn't seem to fit, unless they consider the politicians as reptiles
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#2099659 - 09/21/16 04:19 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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I don't think that article has any basis in fact. There is only one type of scorpion in the US that's deadly and it's primarily in Arizona. It's only caused 2 deaths since 1968 according to Wiki so I find it impossible to believe that's the animal that kills more people in TX.

Cows and horses killing people in OK? That's more believable!

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#2099661 - 09/21/16 04:24 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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animals don't kill, they're food

vegetables kill
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#2099663 - 09/21/16 04:37 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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I know that if I die by animal it is either going to be my dog or my cat or possibly the two working in tandem. They lay in on or around the top step of the stairway and I will likely be found some day at the bottom of that stairway having either been tripped or after falling in an attempt not to step on them.
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#2099709 - 09/21/16 05:44 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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^^^This, I tell my husband all the time, "I'm going to call you and tell you I broke my leg because the cat tripped me!"
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#2099711 - 09/21/16 05:48 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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My cats. Definitely my cats!!!
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#2099714 - 09/21/16 05:51 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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eat them, problem solved
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#2099772 - 09/21/16 07:02 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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"Crushed or bitten by large reptile for Illinois?"

Downstate has a lot of poisonous snakes, rattlers and copperheads, but I would bet that deer kill far more. I think we have about 15,000 deer-related crashes a year.
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#2099773 - 09/21/16 07:05 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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Seriously. They use a COBRA to depict a poisonous snake in the US? Okaaaay then. Y'all watch out for them there Cobra's out there!
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#2099785 - 09/21/16 07:24 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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They use a COBRA to depict a poisonous snake in the US? Most HR related regulations could be depicted as a poisonous snake.
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#2099794 - 09/21/16 08:07 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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I guess in Iowa I better watch out for the cows that live across the road from me!!!

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#2099795 - 09/21/16 08:08 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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I won't worry about the cows across from me or the horses in my own pasture...but those COBRAs...OMG!
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#2099796 - 09/21/16 08:11 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
bees, wasps, or hornets...which is funny since I was stung by a wasp a couple of weeks back when on a ride...
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#2099801 - 09/21/16 08:22 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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#2099809 - 09/21/16 08:37 PM Re: what animal will kill you? thomasj
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Originally Posted By thomasj
I know that if I die by animal it is either going to be my dog or my cat or possibly the two working in tandem. They lay in on or around the top step of the stairway and I will likely be found some day at the bottom of that stairway having either been tripped or after falling in an attempt not to step on them.
Nobody's going to make a monkey joke? :disappointed:

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#2099815 - 09/21/16 09:00 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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CompliantOkie, there are more than scorpions in that category. It includes all venomous insects like ants, centipedes, millipedes, caterpillar, as well as, wasp/hornets/bees (although they have a separate category for some reason).
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#2099837 - 09/21/16 10:50 PM Re: what animal will kill you? Need Coffee
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Cows is accurate, for cats it would be just something fun to do. The last cow to run me over the fence I got back at her 1 lb at a time and it was delicious!

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#2099846 - 09/22/16 01:05 AM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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"Seriously. They use a COBRA to depict a poisonous snake in the US? Okaaaay then. Y'all watch out for them there Cobra's out there!"

The most dangerous of all the Cobras are the Shelby Cobras. They strike fast and hard.

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#2099870 - 09/22/16 12:43 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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^^^True!

Quote:
millipedes


Say it ain't so...I never met a poisonous or dangerous millipede! shocked!!!

I had to look it up..I didn't know this and have never seen this result from handling them either.

Millipedes are not poisonous, but many species have glands capable of producing irritating fluids that may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. The defensive sprays of some millipedes contain hydrochloric acid that can chemically burn the skin and cause long-term skin discoloration.
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#2099896 - 09/22/16 01:29 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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:wonders why joker plays with millipedes...:
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#2099955 - 09/22/16 03:36 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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Keep wondering hair spray mazda killing woman!
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#2099962 - 09/22/16 03:52 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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grin !!!!
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#2100043 - 09/22/16 09:15 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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I had a deer try to kill me last year. It hit the drivers side door on my pickup.

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#2100052 - 09/22/16 09:57 PM Re: what animal will kill you? DoS
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Originally Posted By DoS
"If you think poisonous spiders and snakes are the deadliest animals in the country...


I'm much more worried about the venomous ones smile
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#2100086 - 09/23/16 01:53 PM Re: what animal will kill you? MScarn6942
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I agree with CompliantOkie. I have lived in Texas all my life and have come across a scorpion only twice. My research reveals that there are only two species of scorpions can inflict stings which result in death of normal healthy humans: the Israeli deathstalker and the Brazilian yellow scorpion. I HAVE been stung by a scorpion....on my finger....was quite painful, but very little swelling....more like a wasp sting. For Texas, I would say, some sort of snake, or possibly a mountain lion would be the most deadly. We have rattlesnakes (9 different species), though most people don't die from the bite, cottonmouths (aka water moccasins), coral snakes and copperheads. However, more people die from lightening strikes than venomous snake bites in Texas.
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