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  • Eastern Diamondback

    1 2.50%
  • Eastern Coral Snake

    5 12.50%
  • Cottonmouth

    3 7.50%
  • Eastern Panther

    1 2.50%
  • Earthworm

    9 22.50%
  • Eastern Box Turtle

    8 20.00%
  • American Alligator

    1 2.50%
  • American Crocodile

    1 2.50%
  • Anolis Carolinensis

    5 12.50%
  • Pygmy Rattlesnake

    6 15.00%
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    I'm voting Cottonmouth, for being the most agressive snake of the bunch.

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    I know the eastern coral snake is the most venomous, but just the amount of venom pumped into a person by the eastern diamondback , Crotalus admanteus, gives it a run for its money because of its volume. The eastern coral snake still takes the prize as far as deadly. Sorry Ozzy, I don't fear "Chameleons".
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    I'll try.

    "During my trip to Jones Lake this weekend the Ranger showed me some of the animals that they keep. He took one animal out of the cage and he told me that this animal killed more settlers in the area than any other animal, even more than indians. I was shocked. The weird thing is the method that this animal killed."

    Using the suggestion that it was a lake, I think it improves the odds that is found around or in lakes. And using the suggestion that they keep it in a cage, and he wasn't too shy to take it out of the cage, (although I've seen crazy people take very dangerous animals out), the only 'shocking' animal really left is the Turtle which would have to have a 'weird' way to kill a person.

    So here's my theory...

    Eastern Box Turtle. A hungry settler looking for a quick meal picks up the turtle and makes turtle soup. After consuming the turtle, the people died either because they ingested the poison from the Mushrooms that the turtle ate or from the fact that they have been known to carry samonella which create a poison...but the disease itself does not kill them.

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    Hmm, it fits the riddle too about the rabbit. But he says it kills with poison, but I don't think salmonella actully creates a posion. So doesn't that mean it has to have venom? Or the real killer is salmonella not the turtle?

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    Well I always think of it as the Tortoise and the Hare...not the Turtle and the rabbit.

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    Ok, that makes sense. I'm going with that logic & editing my answer, although I can't change my vote.
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