These are not the type of animals you want to come into close encounters with.

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Animals can be sweet and cuddly and cute, but they can also be extremely dangerous, and there are some that if you see them you just need to run as fast as you can. Some of these animals on the list I have no idea even lived in Illinois. I will have to keep an eye out of these with all that hiking I do (or lack thereof).

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Just another reason to add to my list of why I will never camp, hike, or do anything that will put me in a position where I would need medical attention for a bite. Nope count me out. Call me chicken that's fine, but I will just keep using sidewalks and streets to do my walking.

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