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2. Snakes

From rattlesnakes in the western United States to cobras and vipers in Asia and Africa, the world is full of venomous snakes. Together, they kill around 50,000 people each year. Some, like the western diamondback rattlesnake in the United States, are reclusive and only bite a few people, many of whom do not die. However, others are more aggressive and live in highly populated areas. One of these is the saw-scaled viper, which can be found in parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Although around 90% of its bite victims survive, it still kills about 5,000 people annually.

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