And here are the animals who are likely to do it.

Being outdoors is a way of life around here. Aside from just getting out and getting our steps in, we also love to seek out a little adventure. Luckily, we have plenty of opportunities for adventure in our state.

But with adventure comes risk.

Being out in the wild makes us vulnerable. Not all of us are equipped to survive in the elements, but you know who is? The wildlife. When we're out chasing adventure, we put ourselves on their turf. And they've got home field advantage.

Unfortunately this can end poorly for us.

Fatal animal attacks do happen across the country and they are more likely in some states than others. With all the time we spend outdoors, you would think that Wyoming would be in the top five. However, according Field and Stream (citing data from the CDC), you are more likely to die from an animal attack in other states. The CDC collected data over a 20-year period.

Here are the top five states for deadly animal attacks from 2009-2019:

5. Tennessee - 170 deaths

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Scenic Sunrise Landscape at Oconaluftee
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4. North Carolina - 180 deaths

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina
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3. Florida - 247 deaths

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2. California - 299 deaths

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1. Texas - 520 deaths

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This doesn't mean that we're completely out of the woods, for lack of a better term. We do have animal attacks in Wyoming and we do have attacks that result in deaths. We can't let our guard down.

Now, as far as which animals are doing the killing, the CDC has data on that too.

Here are the top five deadliest animals in North America:

5. Alligators

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4. Black Bears

American Black Bear
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3. Snakes (tie)

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2. Sharks (tie)

Great white shark smiling
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1. Brown Bears

Alaskan brown bear (grizzly bear) walking along the riverbank
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