Oklahoma December 04, 2015
14 Terrifying Things In Oklahoma That Can (And Just Might) Kill You
There are certain precautions that Oklahomans should take when living in the Sooner State. From tigers to octopuses to angry fans, Oklahoma has some unique dangers. Here are 14 terrifying things that can (and just might) kill you:
1. Many drownings in Oklahoma have been speculated to be caused by giant lake octopuses that have adapted to fresh water.
2. Oklahoma has a thing with tigers getting loose, so take caution the next time you are near a zoo. Remember "Tigernado?"
3. Oklahoma claims 7 species of venomous snakes, so be aware if you encounter a Copperhead, Cottonmouth (Water Mocasin), Coral, Pygmy Rattlesnake, Timbler Rattler, Prairie Rattler, or Diamondback Rattler.
4. Country drivers in the city or city drivers in the country. It seems we all have a certain way of driving. Small town people think city folks are dangerous and vice versa.
5. Brown Recluse Spiders...enough said.
6. And the Black Widow Spider...one of the most venomous spiders in the world.
7. Flooding has devasted the state and caused many drownings. Always take caution and don't risk driving through high water.
8. Our fried food. We probably fry way more than we should, because the leading cause of death in Oklahoma is heart disease.
9. It's official! Oklahoma now has more earthquakes than anywhere else in the world. It is time to start thinking about falling objects, especially items hanging above the beds.
10. Oklahomans know all too well about the threat of tornadoes. Just remember to be prepared and take precautions when necessary. Tips for safety: Put on a bicycle or horseback riding helmet to protect against flying debris and put pillows or a mattress over you for extra protection.
11. Oklahoma has fatalities every year from West Nile Disease that is carried by some mosquitoes. Make sure to use your bug spray!
12. Over 1 million deer-auto accidents happen every year in the United States, resulting in over 200 deaths. Always be on the lookout for darting deer on Oklahoma roads.
13. Being attacked by an angry Alabama football fan…college football rivals are dangerous.
14. Falling icicles in Oklahoma are terrifying (Ice Storm 2007):
What do you think is the biggest danger in Oklahoma?