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Staff writer, Washington Post

January 20, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST
Behold the deer, the deadliest beast in North America.
Deer are responsible for the deaths of about 440 of the estimated 458 Americans killed in physical confrontations with wildlife in an average year, according to Utah State University biologist Mike Conover, employing some educated guesswork in the latest edition of “Human-Wildlife Interactions.”