16 Deadiest Animals In North Carolina


Black Bears are quite shy and rarely attack unless provoked. There has only been one death in NC from a bear. If you keep your distance, they will leave you alone.

Black Bear


Alligators are shy but may attack if they feel threatened. Only 3 fatal alligator attacks occur each year in the United States. So your chances of an alligator attack are slim.

The pygmy rattlesnake is one of the most venomous snakes in NC. Even though it's small, it packs a potent punch.

Pygmy Rattlesnake

Timber Rattlesnake

A bite from a Timber Rattlesnake can be fatal. But these snakes are rare and there are no known deaths in NC from these snakes.

The Eastern Coral Snake is beautiful but very shy. A bite from one is rare, but can be deadly. There have been no reported deaths from this snake in North Carolina. 

Eastern Coral Snake


Shark attacks are rare in North Carolina, but can be fatal. NC has had 10 fatal shark attacks since 1864.

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Top 16 Deadliest Animals in North Carolina