Discover Washington's Most Dangerous Animals

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Facts on all the most dangerous animals in Washington!

Black bears

Washington is home to three big predators – black bears, cougars, and gray wolves. Black bears weigh up to 600 pounds and are primarily black, though some might have white or brown fur


Cougars are sleek and agile cats that can climb trees and jump up to 25 feet

Grey Wolf 

Weigh 175 pounds and have different gray coats with varying shades


Rattlesnakes are generally shy and won't attack unless threatened

Their venom can cause muscle aches, fever, and other symptoms, so it's best to avoid them if possible

Black Widows


Alligators are most active at dawn and dusk and can often be found near the edges of waterways where they can ambush their prey

These agile marine mammals are known for their sharp teeth and powerful jaws, making them efficient hunters

Sea Lions

Tips for Staying Safe against snakes & spiders:

Wear long pants to provide some protection against bites and stings



If you encounter a venomous creature, give it plenty of space and don't try to handle it



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