Canada's most dangerous creatures

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Black bears - In Canada, the black bears outnumber the brown bears significantly, despite being the smallest species in the bear family with around 380,000 individuals.

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Black bears - Residents in Quebec and the Northwest Territories face the highest risk, with the most severe attack happening in Algonquin Park back in 1978. 

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Black bears - According to CBC, there have been 63 fatalities resulting from bear attacks in North America between 1900 and 2009.

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Grizzly bears - The grizzly bear, also called the brown bear, is originally from North America and has a weight range of 350 to 1500 lbs.

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Grizzly bears - Canada is home to around 26,000 grizzlies, with the majority residing in Alberta, which experiences three times more attacks compared to other provinces.

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Coyotes - Coyotes belong to North America and, though they seldom harm humans, they have been observed approaching individuals who jog or stroll with their dogs.

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Coyotes - In 2009, Canadian singer Taylor Mitchell tragically lost her life at the age of 19 in Cape Breton Highlands Natural Park due to a fatal coyote attack.

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Black widow spiders - This spider is frequently seen in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia and possesses a venomous bite.

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Black widow spiders - The creature's bite can lead to symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, swelling, and irregular heartbeats.

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Wolverines - This creature, although small, possesses a sturdy and powerful build. It can achieve speeds of up to 24 km/h.

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Wolverines - While wolverines rarely attack humans, their teeth, known for effortlessly tearing through frozen carcasses, pose a lethal threat if provoked.

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Easy steps to avoid death by wild animals - When camping or visiting areas close to wild animals, avoid leaving your trash out to prevent any issues.

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Easy steps to avoid death by wild animals - Wildlife officials suggest that to prevent bear encounters, hikers should make noise and have bear spray on hand.

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Easy steps to avoid death by wild animals - Respect nature's presence and avoid acts that may incite animals to harm you. Animals generally won't attack unless provoked.

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