These huge reptiles certainly are a scary sight, but out of every animal on this list, they’re responsible for the fewest human deaths per year. Alligators only kill about three people each year. In fact, more people die from lightning strikes in the US than from alligators.
Alligators keep growing throughout their life. Most males are around eight to ten feet long, but they can get up to 15 feet long in old age. Amazingly, they’ve been seen using sticks to lure in birds who are looking for nest building materials. And while alligators are mostly known for eating fish, mammals, and other animals, sometimes they eat fruit, too.