Rabid otters, flying fish, brain-eating amoeba…

Many people know that Florida is one of the more
dangerous places to live in terms of intense tropical weather. We’re one of the
world’s most hurricane-vulnerable regions (80 indirect storm deaths in 2017),
and often noted as the lightning capital of the United States (six deaths so
far this year).

And while relatively rare, it probably won’t be a
surprise that Florida leads the nation in fatal alligator encounters (25
documented since 1948), and leads the world in shark attacks (31 in 2017, but
the last fatality was 2010).

Sharp-toothed predators and monster storms aside, there
are a number of ways natural Florida might kill you that are less obvious and
less common. While not impossible, the chances you’ll die by from any of these
are extremely slim.

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