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

TV’s 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.”

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