The Animal Most Likely To Kill You In Indiana Might Surprise You
Ranker.com released a list of which animal is most likely to kill you by state, or at least what type of animal is the most dangerous. The animal in Indiana might shock you.
Ranker.com received their information from a study conducted by The Centers for Disease Control. When it comes to the deadliest animal in Indiana, it isn't a spider, or a snake. It's not a mosquito carrying West Nile, it's actually being bitten or struck by larger mammals. More specifically, being struck by a deer.
Deer are not only the deadliest animal in Indiana, but they are also the deadliest animal in the United States. Which makes sense, because it's not often you hear about something like a rattlesnake jumping in front of someone's vehicle causing an accident, it's most always deer. LCB.com released some graphics to show these statistics.
Here is what Ranker.com had to say about deer being the deadliest animal in Indiana:
The CDC lists being "bitten or struck by larger mammals" as the most likely cause of animal-related death in Indiana. Deer are a very common problem; collisions with deer usually result in the animal's death, but can also result in human fatalities. In 2016, there were 14,000 deer-involved car accidents in the state of Indiana.
Deer are most active around dawn and dusk, times of low visibility when most people are heading to and from work. Officials urge residents to be extra careful on the roads.
Does this come as any surprise to you? If it doesn't, then I am sure that you might be surprised by some of the deadliest animals in other states. You can see them in the graphic below from LCB.com. I think that a state like Illinois has a pretty good argument against theirs. It's not often that I hear about someone being bitten or crushed by a large reptile in Illinois...but what do I know?