This is the Most Dangerous Animal Found in Michigan Lakes
For the July 4th holiday, I went out on the Grand River in Michigan to watch some local fireworks. It was such a fun trip. Even though we were in mid-Michigan, it really felt like we were up north or in some secluded area. Also, I was going to head to my uncle’s place off Lake Michigan for the July 4th holiday, but the air quality made it impossible to be outside, so I didn’t go this year. That said, enjoying a Michigan lake is also, obviously, a favorite summer activity for Michiganders. But, did you know that there are some dangerous wildlife in Michigan lakes and rivers? In fact, one creature is the most dangerous animal found in Michigan lakes.
AZ Animals has put together a list of the most dangerous animals found in Michigan lakes and rivers. “Most people think of sharks and jellyfish when discussing dangerous aquatic animals,” the article states. “But what about those found in freshwater? Lakes, rivers, and streams across the country can harbor everything from tiny innocent fish to giant toothy alligators.”
Most Dangerous Animal, Michigan Lakes:
According to the article, the most dangerous creature in Michigan lakes is the Sea Lamprey. I has a round, sucker-like mouth and really harsh, sharp teeth put together in circular rows. “Sea lampreys are present in the Great Lakes, where they are considered an invasive species, killing off native fish,” AZ Animals states. “These creepy fish only feed on cold-blooded organisms, so they do not pose any real threat to humans.” That said, AZ Animals notes that there have been reports of accidental latching onto people. Also, their bites are apparently very painful. The good news, though, is that if you are bit, even if it hurts, it’s not life-threatening, according to AZ Animals. It’s still not a fun experience. Find the full list of the most dangerous animals found in Michigan lakes and rivers via AZ Animals here.