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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