Monday, May 12, 2008

Questions I've been pondering...


What animal to you think is responsible for the most human fatalities? We're going to eliminate amoeba/bacteria/virus, but if an animal is directly responsible for the contraction of said amoeba/bacteria/virus, then that animal gets the credit.

I expect the zoology contingent to chime in here.

My answer's in the comments...

3 comments:

Matt E. Ryan said...

It has to be mosquitos, right?

If we're going with death by mauling, aren't hippos supposed to be pretty mean and get a lot of people? Which animal would take that crown?

Bryce said...

Mosquitos are definitely #1. Malaria alone probably kills more humans than any other disease. Plus all the other nasty stuff they can transmit. As for African critters, I've heard cases made for hippos, elephants and cape buffalo all killing the most humans.

Anonymous said...

Any animal carrying rabies in the less developed countries -- dogs, bats, etc.

Bees kill a lot due to people's allergic reactions.