The 5 Deadliest Creatures

First it’s a worldwide pandemic. Now it’s Giant Murder Hornets. Zombies can’t be far behind. Actually, according to the World Health Organization, the five deadliest creatures (to humans) aren’t giant murder hornets, lions and tigers and bears, or even zombies. They are:

#5  Dogs – 61,000 deaths per year

d1#4  Snakes – 94,000 deaths per year


#3  Snails – 200,000 deaths per year


#2  Mosquitoes – 755,000 deaths per year


and finally… 

#1  Humans – 1.6 million deaths per year


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“We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

~Walt Kelly

“For the human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who can understand it?” ~Jeremiah 17:9

“Therefore, return to me, oh faithless children, and I will heal your wayward hearts.” ~Jeremiah 3:22

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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48 Responses to The 5 Deadliest Creatures

  1. WordPress needs a “Yikes” tab…

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  2. Pam Webb says:

    Snails?!? What—are they ninjas that sneak up on us and slime unsuspecting victims?

    Liked by 8 people

  3. smzang says:

    Snails? as in escargot or the lovely garden variety? How? Inquiring minds want to know.
    You sure keep our minds active! I’m off to do a snail search…

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  4. snails? snails!

    Who knew they were that dangerous …

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  5. Gail Perry says:

    Everyone else has reacted to the snail’s. What’s left for me?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Interesting post. Apparently the WHO doesn’t recognize Satan as a creature. I understand that would be a politically incorrect inclusion, but I think Jesus might put him to the top of the list.
    John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

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  7. Eliza says:


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  8. numrhood says:

    jeremiah 42:34 & 3:47


  9. Kim Smyth says:


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  10. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Thanks for the reality check, Mitch!

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  11. I knew there was plenty of good reason never to leave my house. Ever.

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  12. revruss1220 says:

    I fully expect Murder Hornets to break into the list next year.

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  13. Somebody told me that murder hornets kill only about 50 people per year in Japan. I hope they become just a crazy fad like killer bees were in the late 1970s. Maybe we should just sick those poison snails on them.

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  14. Snails? How so? I’m going to have to look that up now…

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  15. Ann Coleman says:

    Dogs kill that many people a year? That stuns me! Here in St. Louis, I’ve only heard of one death from a dog attack. Lots of dog bites, for sure, but not the deaths. Maybe in countries where there are packs of strays that roam?

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  16. Rejoy Dey says:

    HOOMANS are worse than dogs and snakes.

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  17. boromax says:

    So… I’ve just gotta say, no matter how many dozens of times it has already been said – and you have answered patiently and adequately – Wow. Snails.

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  19. Ramond life says:

    This really looks real

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  20. Kieran says:

    How do snails kill people? I though we just dipped them in beer and butter and eat them whole?

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