WI Posted in Wisconsin November 04, 2015 by Laura 9 Things In Wisconsin That Can (And Just Might) Kill You Wisconsin is an AMAZING place that has lots of great things going for it. But there are definitely hazards of living here. Here are a list of nine things that can (and just might) kill you! 1. Bears Jeannette S./Flickr Though only common in northern Wisconsin, bears have been spotted across Wisconsin, typically looking for food. They are obviously huge and can cause serious injury or death to humans. It is always best to not leave trash out, especially if you are camping or live in a northern part of the state. 2. Black widow spiders BrunoSchalch/Flickr Hate to break it to you, but there are black widows in Wisconsin. People fear black widows because their venom is 15 times as strong as a rattlesnake's. But don't worry - while their bites can be nasty, and even cause paralysis, they rarely kill people. 3. Winter SurferGirl30/Flickr Winter in Wisconsin is pretty horrible. It makes driving perilous, and all that ice can make walking hazardous. The best thing you can do is drive slowly and be careful where you step. 4. Timber rattlers Heather Paul/Flickr While death from a bite is unlikely, they do happen. These snakes are also more interested in stalking and hunting small mammals than attacking just anyone. 5. Cheese Pedro Cerquiera/Flickr I know, I know. It's sacrilege to even write this. Cheese is awesome. But too much cheese is bad for health. Try and limit - or, at least, put it over something healthy like broccoli. 6. Vikings fans Joe Bielawa/Flickr Their delusion that the Packers and Aaron Rodgers are terrible, and that they are superior, will drive you insane and could give you a heart attack. The best thing you can do is just not listen! 7. Deer Martin Sveden/Flickr In Wisconsin, it's the people who typically kill deer. But deer actually cause a lot of car accidents. Remember: deer don't just live in rural areas. They can dart out in front of your vehicle at any moment. Stay vigilant! 8. Driving Peter Markham/Flickr Unfortunately, Wisconsin has been experiencing record-high traffic fatalities. A lot of this is caused by the drunk driving epidemic and distracted driving. Don't put yourself or others in danger when driving. Make sure pull over or call for a ride. 9. Tornadoes Daniel Rodriguez/Flickr Tornadoes are an unfortunate part of living in Wisconsin. They are less frequent than in other places in the country, but they are dangerous all the same. The best thing you can do is to stay on top of the weather and get into a safe place. Stay out of harm’s way!