Top 10 most dangerous animals in Canada! Updated with regional information!

With local sightings of cougar in the local area where I live. I have decided to write about Canada’s top 10 most dangerous animals.

1: Moose Many people get killed every year because of car accidents with moose. When a car hits a moose especially on the highway these large animals usually end up going through the car window and killing the passengers of the cars.
Moose are found in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia. Prince Albert Island, Saskatchewan, B.C, Alberta, Manitoba.

#1 Moose

2: Deer – Deer kill people the same way as moose, but the likelihood of dying is slimmer as they are lighter and not as high as moose.
Deer are found all over Canada.


3: Mosquito – With mosquitoes carrying diseases like West Nile mosquitoes are one of the deadliest insects in Canada.
Mosquitoes are found all over Canada and the world.

#3 Mosquito

4: Dogs – Many dogs are vicious and some are even trained to kill; you never know what could happen. There have been reports of dogs killing their owners while they were sleeping.
Dogs are found all over Canada.

#4 Dog

5: Wolverine – When I say wolverine I do not mean the character from X-Men. I am sure if he was real he would be dangerous. The character Wolverine came from up North Canada.
Wolverines are found within Northern Canada, there has been sightings near South East Saskatchewan.

Not this Wolverine!

The real wolverine will kill pretty much anything in its way. If you ever corner a wolverine you’re not going to live. The wolverine will definitely do some damage. Wolverines are known for their strength and sharp teeth, even bears keep their distance.

#5 Wolverine

6: Cougar – Not older woman who prey on younger men. This picture may make the cougar look like a cute little house cat ,but do not be deceived.

#6 Cougar

7: Grizzly Bears – Are stronger, larger, and not scared of humans they will attack you, if you are unprepared you will die. You can tell a grizzly bear from a brown bear because of the hump on the back of the grizzly bear.

#7 Grizzly Bear

8: Black Bears – Not as dangerous as as black bears black bears would rather run away, but they still will attack if they feel threatened.

#8 Black Bear

9: Polar bear – You have a small chance of running into a polar bear in Canada because polar bears live up north. The ice caps that polar bears use to hunt for seal are melting, therefore, polar bears are moving closer to humans civilization.

#9 Polar Bear

10: Prairie rattlesnake – The prairie rattlesnake is the only venomous snake in the Canadian Prairies;  the prairie rattlesnake has the longest fangs of any snake. If the rattlesnake bites a human in an area that is not known for having prairie rattlesnakes the hospital likely wont have an anti-venom.

#10 Prairie Rattle Snake

10.5: Scorpion – Hard to believe, but Canada does have scorpions. Though, this species of scorpion are not deadly. If stung by a Canadian scorpion the effects are similar to being stung by a bee.

#10.5 Scorpion

Bonus: Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus variolus) – The black widow spider will avoid people if they can. Only the elderly and very young usually die from a bite, luckily there is an anti-venom available. The average adult should have no complications if they receive a bite from the black widow spider.

Black Widow Spider

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  • Seasonal

    I believe the title of worlds longest fangs for a venomous snake go to the Gaboon Viper.

    • bird

      exactly where do u think black widow spiders live?

  • bird

    im pretty sure that black widow spiders only live in south america and in africa
    or something but i am sure that they do not live in northamerica

    • waloshin

      Here is a source for the black widow spider in Canada.

    • Krista

      Well actually I live in North America and the Black Widows do live here, except they are rare.

  • bird

    how do people actually know that mosquitos can carry disieses

  • bird

    and how do u know all of this i mean i bet ur just trying to make people scared , cause my dad lives in canada and when i visit with him i never seen any of this besides a bear a deer and a mooseand ya moose and deercan cause alot of damage and bears do attack people but not all the time

    • waloshin

      Not trying to make people scared just trying to educate people.

  • Miss Princess

    Hi, Black widow spiders live in Victoria bc which is on Vancouver Island. Black widows do live in Canada and always have.

  • jessica

    moose and deer should not be dangeouse!!!!

  • Steve Bishop

    The picture you have of the deer in #2, is a horse.

    • Waloshin

      Thanks fixed.

  • guest

    You have horrible grammar and spelling for a University student…

    • JustinWaloshin

      I will fix any grammar and spelling problems.


  • Sarahhertz70

    i didnt no moose could get high

  • Jasse

    very interesting.. :)