If you’re anything like me you spend a lot of time worrying about man-eating animals. It may or may not comfort you to learn they do exist and there are entire websites about them. Yay…
I guess this is a bit dramatic because there aren’t a lot of animals with a taste for flesh, just a lot of animals who could, like, kill you. So I’ll clarify that there aren’t man-eating animals just roaming the hills but sometimes the odd rogue beast does emerge. Anyway.
A friend showed me this amazing list, which not only gave the Top 10 Worst Man-Eating Animals in History, but actually told me the story. And sometimes showed me photos!
Check it out if you dare.
Since I love lists—actually I mostly just love writing lists on my blog, I don’t really have endless lists in my real life except packing lists but I digress—it surprises me a little that I didn’t know about the ListVerse command of the list world. Wowzers they have a lot of interesting lists. List list list. If I were to do the above list to the same quality, I think it would take a 40-hour week to research and write!
I’m just saying it’s thorough! Although they could probably do with some wordsmiths on staff. Just saying…
Anyway, I did already know about some of these animals (like the Lions of Njombe and Gustave) but a lot of them are new for me. As well I had no idea there were so many rogue animals who literally devastated villages and small communities with their taste for human flesh. (Gross.)
Unfortunately, a sloth bear made the list. It’s sad because I chose the sloth bear to be my favourite animal after seeing some at the Calgary Zoo 10 years ago or something. They seem so lighthearted and playful! Who knew one rogue sloth bear could go so, so wrong?
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