Thankfully, our cold and wicked winters keep most of the poisonous creatures out of North Dakota.

With that being said, we still have some animals that could send you to an unexpected death.

One of them, I ran into recently outside of my house this past fall.

I was grabbing the hose outside the home to go water my trees when I came within a few inches of a Black Widow spider who was chilling next to the faucet.  YIKES.  My first encounter with the black and red creepy crawly.  I'm so glad he was on the OUTSIDE of the home and not on the INSIDE of the house.  Otherwise, I would have to burn it down.

Needless to say, I did what you're not supposed to do.  I attempted to kill the sucker with my shoe.  Wouldn't you know I missed and he crawled out of reach into my big rocks along the house.  I was too freaked out to start removing rocks to look for him.  I hope she's still not pissed at me.

Experts warn you should not look for a confrontation with a Black Widow, unless absolutely necessary.  Their venom is very poisonous and it could kill you.  According to YES, it's rare but it does happen.

Once again, I'm thankful we're too cold for a lot of the most dangerous animals on this planet but we do have a few.

So, let's get to it, these are "5 Animals That Could Kill You In North Dakota."

WARNING:  Creepy crawlies can and occasionally will give you nightmares.

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