There are generally only a very small number of animal species in the world capable of taking on a human one-on-one and winning the fight. The number of animals willing to attack a human for no reason is even smaller. Generally, when we hear about someone being attacked and eaten by an animal, it is because the person entered into their territory or threatened the creature and its young. On rare occasions, however, animals do attack for unknown reasons, killing people. Here are ten odd times animals took human lives.

Angry Beaver

In 2013, a man died after a beaver attacked. The animal’s sharpened teeth severed a single artery in the gentleman’s leg, which led to him bleeding out on the ground. The man, a 60-year-old fishermen, simple wanted a photograph.


Domestic Ostrich

In 2000, at a farm in Louisiana, an old farmer was attacked a killed when one of the domesticated ostriches on the farm land kicked him to death. It is thought that the ostrich was defending the three females and was threatened by the man coming too close.

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