Top 10 Animals Most People are Scared of

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9th Place: Wolves

The big bad wolf – they don’t get an especially good rep in fairy tales. When they howl at the moon on a spooky night, you might get shivers right down your spine. And then there’s the werewolf, a human that turns into a wolf at the full moon. Thankfully, they’re not real! Wolves hunt at up to 40.3 mph (65 km/h), corner large prey together and kill by biting the flanks, neck and throat. But they don’t like to hunt us humans.

The Good News

There isn’t one single official report of a healthy wolf attacking a human for food. But if a wolf is injured or can’t get away, it will defend itself.

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