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Deadly Kingdom: Nature Writer Gordon Grice On Dangerous Animals

Steve Scher
05/24/2010 at 9:00 a.m.

If you're drunk near a body of water in Florida, you might just die in an alligator attack. Over 400 people have been attacked by alligators in Florida since 1948; many of them inebriated. You're more likely to be attacked by a magpie if you're in Canberra, Australia. The birds are known to favor cyclists, red–headed women and mothers with baby strollers. Nature writer Gordon Grice chronicles these, and other dangerous animals, in his new book "Deadly Kingdom." KUOW's Steve Scher talks with Gordon Grice about spiders, snakes, hippos, monkeys, flies, sharks and other creatures humans like to avoid.


Gordon Grice has written for The New Yorker, Harper's, Discover, Granta and other magazines. His new book is "Deadly Kingdom: The book of Dangerous Animals." He joins us from Minneapolis.

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