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What is America's most dangerous mammal?

This is the question Ronald Bailey of the online journal Reason asked. Grizzly bears? Certainly Lewis and Clark on their way to the Pacific Ocean in 1804 thought so. In the early 1800s, some 50 000 grizzlies roamed the western United States, but their population has now dropped to around 1000 in the lower 48 states. Bears, grizzly and black, killed 128 people in North …

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