Big Mouth: 7 Animals with the Strongest Bites

Photo by: Flickr/Claudi Gennari
Mastiff
Yikes! These foreboding pups are a sight to see, and their bites are big to match their size. A mastiff can have a bite up to 500 psi. However, this cute guy ... more 
Photo by: Flickr/Claudi Gennari
Mastiff
Yikes! These foreboding pups are a sight to see, and their bites are big to match their size. A mastiff can have a bite up to 500 psi. However, this cute guy doesn't look like he is all that motivated to bite anyone. Aww.
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Wed, Jan 9, 2013 1:46 PM EST
Without a doubt, dozens of wild critters and creatures prey on mankind and enjoy sinking their teeth into human flesh. But which animals carry the biggest bite? The results aren't too surprising. The larger the creature, the larger the bite. From hippos to one crazy-big domestic dog breed, the mouths of the animals with the biggest bites come in various forms. A human has a bite that's approximately 120 psi (pounds per square inch), while an average-size dog has a 325 psi bite. As you browse this roundup, take mental note: Because these are some of the most treacherous creatures, avoiding them at all costs would be wise! In other words, if you see one of 'em, don't hesitate to make a run for it. Click through for 7 animals with the strongest bites! - By Amy Fleck



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