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.
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.