Horses were responsible for 74 deaths with bees and other stinging insects the next most dangerous, causing 27 deaths, followed by snakes, which also claimed 27 lives but landed fewer people in hospital.
Spiders were not responsible for any deaths during that time, the research showed.
|Bites and stings in Australia|
|Animal||Deaths (2000 - 2013)||Hospital visits (2001 - 2013)|
|Wasps, bees, hornets||27 (25 bees, 2 wasps)||12,351|
|Ticks and ants||5||4,533|
|Marine animals||3 (box jellyfish)||3,707|
|Unknown animal or plant||2||N/A|
|Source: University of Melbourne|