[pct-l] Bear danger on the PCT - put in perspective
hillary.schwirtlich at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 17:25:27 CST 2011
i feel like this comic is pretty appropriate here. "the annual death rate of
people who know that statistic is one in six."
On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 1:37 PM, <abiegen at cox.net> wrote:
> Just to put the danger from bears in perspective:
> You are 120 times more likely to die of a bee sting than a black bear
> You are 45 times more likely to die from a dog attack than a black
> bear attack
> 1 person out of 16,000 commits murder but only 1 black bear out of one
> million does. So people are much more dangerous than bears! Fear people
> and respect bears.
> There are about 750,000 black bears in North America and on average
> there is less than one black bear killing per year.
> For each person killed by a black bear attack there are 13 people
> killed by snakes, 17 by spiders, 45 by dogs, 120 by bees, 150 by tornadoes,
> 374 by lightning, and 60,000 by humans.
> Thanks to Grizzly Bay at www.grizzlybay.org
> The above information from
> "When my feet hurt, I can't think straight"
> Abraham Lincoln
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