The surprising animals that are more likely to kill you thhan sharks

When it comes to the animals most likely to kill Americans, it’s not always the big beasts who are to blame.

Surprisingly, cows kill more Americans each year than sharks do.

However, it’s the little critters you want to watch out for. Especially ones with stingers!

Bees, wasps, and hornets caused the most deaths -- about 58 per year on average -- mostly from anaphylactic shock after a sting. That’s according to records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sharks, on the other hand, killed about one person per year between 2001 and 2013. Same goes for bears and alligators.

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A Poison dark frog (Oophaga lehmanni), is photographed in a laboratory at the zoo in Cali, Colombia, on April 21, 2015. The zoo of Cali, has the largest amphibians laboratory in the country, where they perform studies on the conservation of some amphibian species in danger of extinction. Colombia has the second largest biodiversity in the world. Activists across the globe will celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with events aimed at bringing awareness of environmental concerns. AFP PHOTO/LUIS ROBAYO (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Spiders kill seven Americans every year while cows kill 20 people per year.

Most deaths are workplace accidents on the farm.

Man’s best friend is responsible for 28 deaths each year. Big teeth aside, we should fear our fellow man most of all.

The CDC says more than 33,000 people are killed each year from motor vehicle crashes.

Those numbers might make you look at sharks differently -- or not.

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