Gustave the Crocodile – a Legend and a Killer

On the continent of Africa, in the muddy current of the Ruzizi River to the blue water of Lake Tanganyika lies a man-eating monster. Burundi natives fear him for he has allegedly killed over 300 people. The monster is an enormous Nile crocodile, and his name is Gustave. The people of Burundi have spoke of … Continue reading Gustave the Crocodile – a Legend and a Killer

Deadliest Animal to Be Attacked By

If you are attacked, what animal has the greatest chance of taking your life? What animal (among others, of course) should you take extreme precautions around? The Nile crocodile. According to http://www.crocodile-attack.info, a worldwide database of crocodilian attacks, 5,176 attacks have been documented since 1734. Of those, the Nile crocodile is responsible for 1,323. Of … Continue reading Deadliest Animal to Be Attacked By

What Exotic Animals Are the Most Dangerous to Keep? – Attack/Death Statistics

https://www.bornfreeusa.org/ maintains a database of exotic animal incidents that occur in the United States. Such incidents include but are not limited to: animal escapes, human injuries, human fatalities, and injuries to animals. The database has records from 1990 to present day, and include incidents from accredited and non-accredited zoos, circuses, and pet owners. After examining … Continue reading What Exotic Animals Are the Most Dangerous to Keep? – Attack/Death Statistics

What Animal Is Responsible for the Most Deaths per Year?

The mosquito. Severely underestimated, these deadly insects kill approximately 725,000 people annually (worldwide), which is about the population of Seattle, Washington. Only female mosquitoes bite because they require blood to mature their eggs. Males, and sometimes females, feed on plant juices, such as nectar. A female mosquito can consume enough blood to equal three times … Continue reading What Animal Is Responsible for the Most Deaths per Year?

Odds of Being Fatally Attacked by a Shark?

The good news is the chance of being killed by a shark is low, extremely low. 1 in 3.75 million, worldwide!* Being struck by lightning is 242 times more likely to happen in your lifetime. Great White (Photo credit: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/shark-attack-great-white-shark-16894821) But, let’s say you so happened to be attacked by a shark. What kind of … Continue reading Odds of Being Fatally Attacked by a Shark?

Fear the Surface: Five Crocodile Horror Stories

Bone-chilling. I cannot imagine being in any one of these situations. Since I was young, crocodiles have been at the top of my “Most Feared” list. Prayers to the family members and friends. Click the link below: https://shadowreports.com/2011/04/13/eaten-alive-five-killer-croc-attacks-part-one-22-hours-in-hell/