Wildlife TV host Steve Backshall slammed for saying snakes are deadlier than sharks

Wildlife TV host Steve Backshall slammed for saying snakes are deadlier than sharks


TVs Steve Backshall has been branded a scaremonger for saying snakes are deadlier than sharks.

The adventurer, 48, listed a killer animals top ten with sharks ten human victims a year in last spot.

Steve Backshall says he is right that snakes are more deadly than sharks

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Steve Backshall says he is right that snakes are more deadly than sharksCredit: True To Nature/Jimmy Cape

Snakes (138,000) were second after mosquitoes (725,000).

A snake catcher in Australia fumed on Facebook: Just more of the same really plus fearmongering for these other species as well. Anything for ratings hey Steve.

Another user said: You host kids wildlife shows, be more responsible.

Steve, hosting Shark on Sky Nature, said: This post is pure and simple reporting actual statistics.

Shark attacks command much media attention but the statistics demand a little context.

Snake lovers have slammed the TV host for scaremongering

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Snake lovers have slammed the TV host for scaremongeringCredit: Alamy

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