Deer: America’s deadliest animal according to CDC

ATLANTA (WTEN) – You’re more likely to be killed by a deer than any other animal, according to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it was found that deer killing 120 people a year, on average, compared to one person a year for bears, alligators and sharks, and 0.23 people for rattlesnakes.

The majority of the deaths caused from deer stem from accidents and vehicle collisions.

The report found that the states with the lowest odds of dying by an animal are on the East Coast, with Massachusetts being the lowest. Montana residents have the highest odds of dying by an animal.

(Source: CDC)
(Source: CDC)

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