Humans aren't the only aggressive creature on this planet. Although wildlife attacks are relatively rare, they do happen. As humans continue to imp roach on their natural habitat, the number of conflicts between humans & wildlife are on the rise. Then there are those creatures we bring into our homes, which can also pose a danger. Here's how the statistics add up:
1. Every year the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention logs 7,000 reports of snakebites in the U.S., which lead to about 15 deaths.
Roughly 25% of the survivors of venomous snake bites incur some form of permanent damage. Research shows the toxicity of rattlesnake venom seems to be increasing as a response to human threats.
2. Rattlesnakes bit around 1,300-1,400 people a year in the U.S.