10 Terrifying Things In Maine That Can (And Just Might) Kill You
By Michelle|Updated on June 30, 2023(Originally published June 29, 2023)
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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If you’ve ever wondered what the most dangerous wild animals in Maine are, this is the article for you. Maine is gorgeous, that’s for sure. But, hidden within all that beauty lurks dangers you won’t expect. We’ve written stories about some of the best waterfalls in Maine, but don’t get too close. There’s a reason you’re not allowed to swim in many of them. Oh, and we might not have the poisonous snakes of the West, but we recommend you don’t frolic in a meadow haphazardly without giving yourself a thorough skin check afterward. Think Maine is all fun and games? Think again with these 10 terrifying things in Maine!
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Are there any creepy bugs in Maine?
The Assassin Bug
There is a fair share of creepy bugs in Maine that you will want on your radar if you visit. One terrifying bug is the Assassin Bug. It uses its legs to hold down its prey and then stabs it until it dies. While humans won’t die from an Assassin Bug, their bites are very painful. The Ichneumon Wasp has what looks like a long stinger on its back that is used for inserting eggs into trees or logs. This creepy looking bug will stink if threatened, so keep your distance if you see one!