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1. Elk (not Moose) - Älg - (Alces alces)
The fearsome elk takes first place! The Swedish elk is actually very aggressive indeed, and should be avoided at all costs, no matter how lovable they may look. Their aggressiveness is often due to the fact that they're used to people giving them food, and sometimes even a little more (see photo). They're also responsible for killing more Swedes than any other animal – due to car accidents. Elk have caused almost 2,500 traffic accidents this year alone. Beware - Sweden's most dangerous animal!
Photo: Oliver Gee