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States Where You’re Most Likely to be Killed by an Animal or a Bug

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5. Tennessee
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 165
> Population (2020): 7,001,803
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 42,435

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4. North Carolina
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 180
> Population (2020): 10,807,491
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 60,042

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3. Florida
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 257
> Population (2020): 22,177,997
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 86,296

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2. California
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 312
> Population (2020): 39,664,128
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 127,129

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1. Texas
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 559
> Population (2020): 30,097,526
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 53,842

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