What animal are you afraid of?

I am afraid (or have deep respect for) of horses, parrots, and wasps because of personal experiences I have had with these animals as a kid. However, I do not have phobias or fears of any animals.
We fear animals for three main reasons:
1. Our instincts tell us to fear them.
2. Experience. Fear is passed down from ancestors and family OR from personal experience.
3. Movies, Tv, etc. Media is usually made to create an emotional rollercoaster, therefore, having sharks, spiders, wolves, and even birds become villains triggers our instincts and creates incorrect behavior images and scenarios in our heads thus creating irrational fears. This is an issue because if you fear something, you may not care if it is being killed; “The only good snake is a dead snake.”
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