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4 Freshwater Animals More Terrifying Than Sharks

Sharks often get a bad reputation for being dangerous and deadly, but there are some freshwater animals you should be way more terrified of.

Shark Week begins July 5th at 8/7c on Discovery. Be sure to tune in!

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11 animals more likely to kill you than sharks
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/11-animals-more-likely-to-kill-you-than-sharks
“If the mere thought of sharks sends chills down your spine, consider the damage that a swarm of ants could inflict. And even cows have been known to be deadly.”

Bull sharks
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/bull-shark/
“Bull sharks are aggressive, common, and usually live near high-population areas like tropical shorelines.”

Girl ‘eaten by piranhas’:
http://www.theweek.co.uk/world-news/62440/girl-eaten-by-piranhas-how-common-are-piranha-attacks
“A six-year-old girl found dead in Brazil was partly eaten by piranhas, the BBC reports. It is not clear whether the girl, who had been in a canoe with relatives, had already drowned when the fierce fish found her.”

Sea Lamprey Facts
http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/sea_lamprey_facts/252/
“Sea lamprey is an eel-like type of primitive fish which spends part of its life in marine and part in fresh water.”

Reel-y? 280-pound catfish reportedly caught in Italy’s Po River
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/25/europe/italy-giant-catfish/
“Catfish come in all varieties, shapes and sizes, some big and some small.”

Alligator Gar
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/alligator-gar/
“The prehistoric relatives of this megafish inhabited many parts of the world, but today gars live only in North and Central America.”

Western Australia shark cull
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Australian_shark_cull
“The Western Australian shark cull is the common term for a state government policy of capturing and killing large sharks in the vicinity of swimming beaches by use of baited drum lines.”

California Lifeguards Get Drone, Instantly Spot 10-12 Great Whites
http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/california-lifeguards-get-drone-instantly-spot-10-12-g-1711773004
“Orange County’s Seal Beach is a popular spot for swimmers and surfers, so its lifeguards figured they’d use a camera drone to keep a better eye on them.”
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