Thursday, May 1, 2014 1:10:32 PM
@robthelurker: If you know you're lethally allergic to bees & wasps? Seeing one on your arm = terror! Sure, sharks are scary, but not particularly `deadly` to 99.9999% of us.
"Intention" is irrelevant after you`re dead, eh? Animals do what they do.
@CreamK & @chalket: "It`s not the shark that kills you, it`s the massive blood loss!"
If those critters carry the other, microscopic critters or diseases? Then THEY (eg: mosquitoes) are the ones to worry about.
But really? Snails? How about eating bad oysters?? Why aren`t oysters listed?
"It`s not the human that kills you, it`s the gun!" -A Liberal Wanker
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:48:08 PM
I have to agree with DavidXJ and CreamK, I can't imagine mosquitoes or snails killing many people (if any), it`s the parasites and diseases they might carry. The host critter isn`t dangerous and has no intent to kill, unlike the *actual* dangerous animals on the list.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:16:40 AM
I couldn't find any info on how freshawater snails could kill you. Some parasites use them as intermediary hosts but then are eaten by fish, which is eaten by a human. Wouldn`t that make the fish the parasite carriers and the "culprit"? So in another sense, mosquitoes, tsetse flys and freshwater snails figures should be just combined to one big category "parasites"