In its own environment, what is the scariest animal? I’m thinking sharks are pretty bad, because to encounter them, you’d need to be in the water. Bears don’t seem as bad compared sharks, since you still get to be on land. You could still get eaten, but at least you don’t have to worry about drowning.
However, if it’s true that sharks aren’t naturally man-eaters (there just as afraid of us as we are of them!), then there has to be some other animal that is scarier. Are there any animals that I don’t know of that would actively look for a fight? I’ve heard wolverines are particularly nasty, but I have no experience, and I don’t know if they would actually try to pick a fight with me. I saw a komono dragon on a show (Jackass), and it looked like it was pretty mean. I think there was something about having all kinds of nasty stuff on their teeth that would cause infection.