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How to Survive Animal Attacks in the Wild
Protecting Yourself from Animal Attacks
Animal attacks are one of the most terrifying survival situations to find yourself in. From large animals like pumas, bears, and sharks, to smaller ones like snakes, bees, and scorpions, you need to know how to protect yourself from these wild animals.
1. Bear Attack
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Try to avoid an encounter with a bear any style you can. While very rare, bear attacks can be fatal, especially grizzly and polar bear.
If a bear approaches, you never try to run because even the most wonderful man on earth can never outrun these majestic animals. While it takes a lot of willpower, try to stand still and avoid eye contact.
A pepper spray will also help. So if you want to wander away from your camp, make sure to bring one with you.
To avoided a bear assault or get away with it unscathed, you have to know a whole lot of bear safety and awareness tips-off here. There isn’t one trick to do it, so try to learn more about bears and bear attacks.
If you love camping in the mountains, all the more reason you should learn how to survive a bear attack.
2. Wolf Attack
Wolves, in general, taken to avoid human beings and are not by nature aggressive toward humans. These attacks largely come from rabid wolves — wolves that feel threatened and wolves protecting their pups.
The factors for their aggressivenes may come into play while you are outdoors. If you assure one though, do not stimulate eye contact and walk stealthily away from it as much as you can.
Do not bolt out operating also but try this trick: try to look bigger and intimidating. If it comes to a fight, try to get hold of a weapon and make sure to protect your face and neck.
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With pumas or mountain lions’ recent growth in population, chances of an encounter may increase compared to a decade ago. Pumas are majestic beasts that some people even go out of their route to see one.
You never want to meet one though, let alone a close encounter/ attack, but you will want to know more about mountain lion and how to avoid or survive an encounter.
If you do encounter a mountain lion or cougar, maintain eye contact with this one. In fact, never take your eyes off the animal as you walk away slowly to safety with your basis covered.
If a puma approaches you, prepare to fight with all your might while walking away. This time, be on the offensive and act like the predator and it, the prey.
Attacks by coyote are very rare but you’ll want to avoid it at all cost, especially from rabid ones. Pets and kids are more vulnerable to attacks, and coyotes will attack behind your backs.
Coyotes would rather operate than oppose. That’s why you can be aggressive with them. Coyotes are sometimes misstep for wolves, so you need to know the difference to applied the right safety measures.
5. Rabid Raccoon
While raccoons are known to be shy beasts you want to avoid encounters, especially from the rabid ones. Increasing habitat encroachment also increased encounters with these furry critters.
Reports of raccoon assaults are not fairly sights for sure, so build your home or campsite as raccoon-proof as you perhaps can. If you do get bitten, clean your meanders with soap and water, and try medical help right away.
6. Shark Attack
We need not stress enough the dangers of sharks since media/ pop culture hype has done that already. It is likely though and you want to avoid it at all cost and “know what youre talking about” to survive a shark attack.
If you assure a shark, swimming to the nearest shore but try not to call attention by flapping about and creating huge splashings. If you’re somewhat from shore, look for a blunt object you can use to defend yourself from the shark.
7. Crocodile or Alligator
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Crocodile attacks, much like sharks are also the stuff of movies and pop culture, so when it comes to awareness, perhaps nothing more can be said. Yet, with the hype comes misinformation so learn facts about crocodiles or alligators first before you get so unlucky and get attacked by one.
To avoid an encounter, beware of crocodile-infested waters. If you find yourself with crocodiles, swim to shore without attracting their attention. If it comes to a fight, go for the snout and eyes to survive the alligator attack.
The chances of a piranha encounter are only possible in the rivers of South America. So for adventurers and survivalists, the opportunities are likely indeed.
If you are planning on an adventure down south, learn more about piranhas before you wind up in piranha-infested water. There is no proof of piranha killing humans but they can injure you severely, even out of the water.
If you’re in the water, avoid creating big splashes and be careful when fishing for piranha because its razor-sharp teeth will need you some stitches.
Wherever there is saltwater, you can find jellyfish. So if you like reaching the beach, there is a good chance of getting jellyfish stinging. Out of the hundreds of jellyfish species, five are considered most dangerous and must be avoided.
Sometimes, it cannot be avoided, so make sure to wear jellyfish-repellent lotion. If you get stung though, don’t scratch the component or you’ll release more toxins.
Don’t rinsed it off with fresh water but use saltwater instead. And no, pee doesn’t run! You can also neutralize the venom with vinegar, baking soda, or meat tenderizer.
Snakes are common around the world and the rattlesnake is native to the Americas. While not included in the list of deadliest snakes, rattlesnakes are one of the most dangerous so you want to avoid it, too.
Rattlesnakes will give you a favor through giving you a warning with its distinct rattle, hence the name. Still, you might find yourself unlucky and get bitten.
If you do get bitten, do not use an ice pack on the area, do not drink alcohol, and never do this cut and suck the blood out. It will induce matters worse.
Instead, keep the bitten area still and remove all things that will hinder blood flow. Then, call for help at once.
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While scorpion stings are not life-threatening in general, you will want to avoid the scorpion bark stinging, especially in adults and the elderly. People have come to dread all scorpions as if they are the feared Arizona bark scorpion, so it’s good to know a little bit more about scorpions.
If you do get stung by the dreaded Arizona bark scorpion, send for help at once.
12. Killer Bee
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With a name like a killer bee, it will strike fear upon people indeed, especially when you are misinformed. It is wise to know more about this honey-producing insect indeed before you go on the offense.
If you come across these bees though and killer bees assault in swarms, operate as far away from it as you can. Try to cover your head and most of the face too as you run.
Do no use your fingers or tweezers to remove the stingers but use a charge card or other dull blades to rub them off. If you have allergies, seek medical attention at once.
13. Lion Attack
Although lions live in Africa, we’ve find and heard reports of lion attacks in zoos, and they are not pretty. You may also find yourself with lions in Africa, so try to learn some facts about lions first, before you forget in your excitement.
Lions do attack and to survive one, go with your animal instinct and opposed it with all of your might. Try to look big and intimidate and never play dead or curl in a fetal position.
14. Hippo Attack
Again, you may find yourself in Africa where hippos live, but you don’t want an encounter with these seemingly harmless yet in truth dangerous animals. They can bite through crocodiles and humans don’t stand a chance.
There is a very slim chance of your surviving a hippo assault, so try distancing yourself from these animals. If they so as much approach you, run and conceal or climb a tree. It is very important to learn how to survive a hippo attack.
Most of us wouldn’t take an elephant for a dangerous animal. They live among humans in many parts of the world after all, like India, Thailand, and Africa where we go to experience and encounter these majestic beings.
For different reasons, they can turn on humans, too, and that is dangerous. If an elephant charges at you, try to climb a tall tree.
If an elephant assaults you, do not curl in a fetal posture. Grab the tusks so you can use that is something that escape the situation and try not getting stabbed.
An encounter with an angry mountain gorilla is another one of those you can only experience in their territory. But who knows what you’ll get into next so it pays to know more about animals including gorillas.
Avoid being insured by a gorilla but if you find yourself in the situation, don’t try to intimidate them because they won’t be. Run into a submissive posture instead, avoid contact, and don’t run.
Now you know what to do when you encounter wild animals. You’ve also learned another aspect of survival, which is self-defense from animal attacks.
Learning how to survive in the wild also includes survival from animal attacks in their territory. Your know-how in animal assaults is one of the important survival skills indeed!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 17, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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