How much would it hurt if someone bit you as hard as they could? A lot, right? They’d probably break skin, draw blood and do relatively serious damage. Now imagine how it would feel to be bitten by an animal whose bite is 25 times more powerful than a human’s. Yikes! Check out 12 animals with the strongest bites in the world.
(Note: Numbers are based on evidence, estimates and extrapolations. Bite force among animals will always vary from subject to subject.)
12. Dog (325 pounds per square inch)
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they’re not to be messed with when on the attack. Dogs turn their powerful jaws on millions of Americans every
year, and a small handful of those on the receiving end of dog bites even die as a result. But with the vast amount of physical variation among breeds, there’s also not a consistent degree of bite strength in the species. In other words, you’ll probably walk away in better shape from a Yorkshire Terrier’s bite than a bite from, say, a snarling Rottweiler. The breed that is considered to have the strongest bite of all dogs is the Mastiff, with some estimates putting its bite at more than 500 psi. German Shepherds, Rottweilers and Pit Bulls also have notably strong bites. Letter carriers beware.
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