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Sharks vs. Alligators

StateNumber of Alligator AttacksNumber of Alligator FatalitiesNumber of Shark AttacksNumber of Shark Attack Fatalities
TOTALS391185929
Alabama15050
Florida2351175098
Georgia39180
South Carolina490380
Louisiana52020
Texas6150301

Fatality Rate:
Alligator Attacks = 4.3%
Shark Attacks = 1.5%

1Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
2Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
3Georgia Department of Natural Resources
4South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
5University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Wildlife Damage Management
6Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, March 28, 2006.