• Interesting .. but I think humans are probably right up there somewhere too
  • Not surprised. When I lived there, it was the Alaskan state bird.
  • No clue...what is it??? I know the bravest and most power with its punch is the honey badger.
  • Those goldfish can be killers too
  • man is the obvious, but cows do cause alot of pollution via farting :D
  • Godzilla. Or the mosquito.
  • I, too, was surprised. Thank you.
  • EWWW!!That is scarey!Lots of them near where I live!Not too bad in my yard until it gets close to dark.EEwww!
  • The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal?
  • Mosquito/malaria
  • It is the box jelly fish! really it is! getting stung form them can kill you in less the a few minutes!
  • I expected the answer to be "man."
  • Damned snakes were right up there. We have rattlesnakes where I live and more than once I've had to throw rocks at them to get them to leave the trail and sun themselves someplace else. You can find a video on the web where some yahoo grabbed a rattlesnake by the tail, (beer was involved of course) and it swung back and bit him on the thumb. I can see why the mosquito was #1. Anything that's going to kill millions of people is going to be a bug.
  • 1) This is somewhat disputable. I would certainly give a special prize to humans. As far as human mortality is concerned, malaria is a huge mortality cause, much bigger than any other animal caused fatalities. Now who is responsible for malaria? The anopheles mosquito would do no harm without the real killers, the malarial parasites. On the other side, the malarial parasites would possibly never reach humans without the anopheles mosquito. So it is some kind of cooperation between both. 2) "The world's most dangerous animal (excluding man) are MALARIAL PARASITES of the genus PLASMODIUM carried by mosquitoes of the genus ANOPHELES, which, if we exclude wars and accidents, have probably been responsible directly or indirectly for 50% of all human deaths since the Stone Age. Even today, despite major campaigns to eradicate malaria, at least 200 million people are ailing by the disease each year, and more than one million babies and children die annually from it in Africa alone." Source and further information: 3) "The most deadly animal in the world is the mosquito. It might seem impossible that something so miniscule can kill so many people, but it's true. Mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year [source: WHO]. The majority of these deaths are due to malaria. The World Health Organization estimates that between 300 and 500 million cases of malaria occur each year -- and a child dies from malaria every 30 seconds [source: WHO]. It's not the mosquito itself that kills, but rather a parasite the mosquito carries. Not all mosquitoes carry the malaria parasite -- only females of the Anopheles genus. You'll find the Anopheles all over the world, with the exception of Antarctica. The mosquito transmits malaria after biting an infected person and then passes along the parasite to the next person it nibbles on. Malaria is a blood-transmitted disease, which means you can't contract it from casual contact with another person. Because it's transmitted through the blood, you can contract it from a contaminated transfusion or needle. But mosquitoes are primarily to blame for the spread of malaria infection." Source and further information:

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