Dogs Deadlier Than Sharks In America

Dogs Deadlier Than Sharks In America

WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Swim in the ocean and many swimmers sense dark objects under them. Breathe in the open water and many swimmers imagine that they saw a fin at one point. Bump into something away from shore and the hearts of most swimmers skip a few beats.

Sharks – aka The Man in the Gray Suit, Mack, Old Toothy, Garbage Can of the Sea or The Landlord – strikes fear in the hearts of open water swimmers like nothing else.

But more danger lurks in most American neighbors than in any ocean.

It is a fact that every year, dogs kill more people in America than Great White sharks have in the past 100 years.

So while open water swimmers rightly and understandably fear sharks, a swimmer is statistically more likely to be killed by a dog than by a shark and is statistically much more likely to be bitten by a dog than bitten by a shark.

Reported by OMG Facts.

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Steven Munatones