Nevada is a great state to live in and visit, but be forewarned. There are several things in the Silver State that can, and just might, kill you. Whether it’s being attacked by a vicious, prowling creature, or by falling from a tall structure, many terrifying (and fatal) things can, and do, happen in Nevada more often than you think.
Listed below are 8 terrifying things in Nevada that can kill you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Dehydration might not sound terrifying, but imagine for a moment that you're stranded in the desert all alone without a drop to drink. You have no idea how much longer you're going to be out there. It's a pretty terrifying situation, isn't it?
Snow is pretty much the same way. Imagine being stranded during a heavy snow storm without anything to keep yourself warm. How terrifying would it be to know you stand a pretty good chance of freezing to death?
3. Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is a historical landmark that receives around 1 million visitors each year. There's a reason why visitors aren't allowed to be close to the edge. If you're not careful, or if you're showing off in front of the group you're with, you just might fall off. Sadly, incidents like this have occurred in the past. Be careful and don't let it happen to you.
4. Great Basin Rattlesnakes
Great Basin Rattlesnakes are common in Nevada, and they're also very venomous. Be sure to seek medical attention ASAP if this creature decides to take a nibble at you. And ALWAYS watch your step!
Nevada is a free-range state, meaning there are cows roaming in the middle of the roads. While driving, be sure to watch out for these cows because if you crash into them with your car, the result could be fatal. And if you live to tell your family and friends about your little mishap, I guarantee your car won't be around to listen.
6. Red Rock Canyon
The Red Rock Canyon is a popular area among hikers. If you're a hiker and try hiking one of Nevada's many mountains, please be careful. Many falls do happen, and many have resulted in injuries and death. As always, it's best to never hike alone.
There are 23 scorpion species in Nevada. Even though it's highly unlikely that you'll die from a scorpion sting, you'll definitely feel like you're dying. Trust me! Scorpion stings are NO JOKE!
8. Mountain Lions
Mountain lion sightings seem to be occurring all over Nevada these days. Can you imagine meeting the creature in this photo face to face? Now that would be TERRIFYING!
What other terrifying things in Nevada can kill you? Let us know in the comments below!