8 Terrifying Things In Montana That Can (And Just Might) Kill You

Living in Montana is amazing, but it’s not for the faint-hearted. As much as we love it, we must admit that there are wild animals and potential natural disasters that, quite frankly, would have it in for us. Since those of us who call the Treasure State home tend to want to have it all to ourselves, this would be an excellent list to show everyone you hear claim they’re moving to Montana… but only if you wish they wouldn’t. Here are some dangerous animals in Montana, as well as a few dangerous places in Montana you might want to avoid. 

Now that you’re probably a little nervous, here’s some good news: The Montana life expectancy is 78.5 years, which is pretty high overall and average for this country. But if you want to talk someone out of moving here, show them this list, and then show them this one.

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Dangerous Animals in Montana

June 06, 2022

What are some of the most dangerous animals in Montana?  

Montana is ridiculously beautiful – we all know this. In fact, everyone knows this, as every year we see millions of visitors from all over the world coming to admire the unique beauty of this gorgeous state. However, unfortunately, Montana has a decent number of very dangerous critters that call it home, too, and a run-in with these critters could spell disaster or death for a person caught unaware. Among those dangerous animals in Montana are super-scary ones, like the grizzly bear and the American black bear. There is at least one fatal grizzly bear attack in the United States every year, which doesn’t sound like a lot – until you realize that’s just the person who didn’t make it after being attacked. Many, many more are mauled or otherwise attacked by grizzlies every year, making them one of the most dangerous animals in the country – and in Montana.  

What are the most dangerous wildlife in Montana?  

Other than the grizzlies and the black bears, there are still many animals that are dangerous or otherwise pose a threat to people. There are wolves here, and… deer? Yeah. Deer. Deer are extremely dangerous for two reasons: most deaths by deer involve motorists who were killed when they struck a deer on the highway, and deer tend to carry dangerous parasites like disease-bearing ticks, to urban areas. Other dangerous creatures in Montana are of the insect variety, like the hobo spider and the southern black widow, both of whom populate most of the state.  

What are some deadly places in Montana?  

Dangerous animals aside, what are some places in Montana that pose a risk to human lives? There are a LOT, thanks to Montana’s relative remoteness and extreme weather conditions. In the winter, temperatures can plunge to well below freezing, especially in the mountainous areas. Hypothermia is an unfortunate and common cause of death for folks caught outdoors in inclement weather. Other dangerous places in Montana include the mountains themselves, as numerous hazards involve them alone. Other dangerous places include highways like Interstate 90, US Highway 2, and US Highway 93, all of which see above-average traffic fatalities every year.  

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