Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents.

Both were farmers, were hunting and were attacked by wounded or cornered animals." 

In the first case, a 47-year-old man was hunting with his two sons and his dogs when they came upon a giant anteater in northern Brazil. The hunter did not shoot at the animal, but he approached it with his knife drawn.

The anteater stood on its hind legs and grabbed the man with its forelimbs, causing deep puncture wounds in his thighs and upper arms.

The hunter bled to death.

The other case involved a 75-year-old man who died  when an anteater used its long front claws to puncture his femoral arteries, located in the groin and thigh.