Here are the 13 tips you should know to survive wild animal attacks. Many wild animals can be dangerous or even fatal for a person. If you look at statistics you might feel terrified.
Sharks cause just 6 deaths a year their infamous reputation is very exaggerated. Wolves are responsible for 10 deaths annually. Lions kill 22 people a year, our cute lovely giant the elephants are the reason that more than 500 people losing their lives every year. The hippopotamuses equal the Elephants in this scary competition. The crocodiles turn out to be much more dangerous than sharks with about 1000 deaths a year but the champion is the snake with one hundred thousand people meeting their end at the teeth of this reptile.
To prepare you for any situation you find yourself, we’ve gathered below 13 ways that might save your life if you have such an unpleasant encounter.
#13. Sharks: The good news is that out of a hundred and fifty species of sharks existing on earth only 20 attack humans. Most of them just don’t perceive you as food so if not something tasty what good are you? Down to the bad news! If a shark gets interested in you it will be tough to break away.
To not attract sharks, prevent blood or urine from getting into the water sharks can smell these at a distance of several miles. If you do meet face-to-face don’t turn your back on this predator especially don’t try to escape in a panic because you will look like prey this way. Move slowly, if you have been caught aim at the eyes and gills as these zones are the most sensitive part of sharks.
#12. Kangaroos: Surprisingly a kangaroo can pose a threat to a person, however it will only happen if you enter its territory and the animal feels danger. To avoid a conflict with the animal, do the following. Cough! Your coughs should be short and quiet. The kangaroo will consider it a sign of a disease and most likely won’t attack you. Slowly back away this way you will look smaller and therefore less dangerous.
Don’t turn away and run as it will only provoke the animal remember that kangaroos are perfect and prolific jumpers. It will catch up with you in a few moments.
#11 Lions: If you ever encounter a lion maintain eye contact don’t turn your back and move your eyes away. Maintaining an eye contact will give the predator the time to attack. Try to look more massive! To create such an impression, lift your arms and jack it up. If you look big and threatening the animal will try to avoid the encounter. Speak to the lion in a reasonably loud and confident voice. Make sounds and gesticulate! Such a behavior isn’t typical for a victim hence this way you will baffle the predator so it will perceive you as an irritating presence which is better to stay away from.
#10. Elephants: Elephants are clever and quite friendly animals but they are known to attack people. It is especially true about female elephant mothers if they decide that you are dangerous for their babies. If you come across an elephant pay attention to their body language. If their trunk is curled and the ears are pulled back it means they are going to crush you.
If the animal approaches don’t run try to find something to become a barrier between you and the elephant, it can be a stone or a tree.
#9. Rhinoceroses: Rhinoceroses have bad eyesight that’s why it is easy to frighten them and provoke them to attack. These animal speeds can reach 37 miles per hour and this is the reason it is really hard to outrun them. Hard but not impossible! The only way to escape from the rhinoceros is to hide behind the tree, it is a substantial obstacle for the animal. Also, it won’t follow you through the bushes or high grass.
#8. Hippopotamuses: These animals seem cute but they can be extremely dangerous. Despite their weight, hippopotamuses can run at a speed of eighteen point five miles per hour. They don’t have a perfect character as well, getting them angry is easy-peasy. If the weather is hot try not to enter the bushes as the level of water lowers during the drought so the hippos hide in the high grass.
To make the animals leave you alone climb a tree, rock or a steep hill wait there until it goes away.
#7. Bulls: Despite the widespread opinion Bulls react to the movement not to the red or any other color. That’s why if a bull is running at you stay straight and still use your hat, T-shirt or other clothes you have at hand as bait. When the animal runs up close enough throw the thing as far away from you as possible the bull will change direction and follow this object.
#6. Jellyfish: A jellyfish burn brings a long-lasting nagging ache. Some people believe that peeing on the damaged surface can relieve the pain but it is just an urban legend. Immediately after being burnt wash this place with salt water, pure water will only worsen the situation. After that using a pair of tweezers or a stick move the remaining parts of the jellyfish away. If you have antihistamine ointment apply it to the place of the burn.
#5. Alligators or crocodiles: The jaws of these animals are the strongest on the planet hence breaking free won’t be a piece of cake. If you’ve been grabbed hit the eyes, the eyes and the throat of these animals are their most sensitive areas. To make the animal let you go aim at them. If you notice that the predator is crawling toward you on the ground make as much noise as possible and run in a zigzag direction. If you see a crocodile while swimming don’t create splashes, don’t shout as it will draw unwanted attention. Try to be as quiet as you can and swim away.
#4. Snakes: Most snakes are neither dangerous nor poisonous. People get 80% of their bites trying to catch this reptile. If you notice that a snake is following you stomp your feet as the vibrations will confuse the snake and it will let you be. However, if you have been bitten don’t try to suck the poison out from the wound as they do in the movies. Better to wash the bite with running water apply a tourniquet and call an emergency number.
#3 Bears: Bears attack people quite rarely but if you get in the wrong place at the wrong time it might still happen. It is necessary to know several behavioral rules. Don’t run, if you run you will look like prey. A wild animal will follow you at least out of instinct and if you think that you can outrun a bear forget it they can develop a speed of 30 miles per hour. Fall to the ground and curl into a ball use your hands to cover your neck pretend to be dead this way you won’t be considered as a threat any longer.
The bear might toss you around for a bit don’t panic play dead a bit longer even if it leaves you alone because these smart animals often stay around and watch their prey.
#2. Gorillas: Gorillas are called the kings of the jungle not without reason. They are leaders who protect their family and land. They don’t attack you if you behave obediently. Sit down to seem less large and not to tower over the gorillas. Try to whisper and avoid direct eye contact. In case of an attack or approach curl into a ball. Gorillas are proud animals as a rule they won’t attack the weak and defenseless.
#1. Bees: Bees will protect their hive they can sting even if you are just walking by. Dark colors attract bee’s attention that’s why if you’re dressed in a black t-shirt your chances of being stung by these insects are much higher. if a hive of bees or just several of them are following you hide in a dark place. Lack of proper lighting will throw the insects off your track.
We hope you will never have to escape from our Rhino, swim away from a crocodile or meet a hungry lion. However, now you will be able to protect yourself in the wilderness should you come encounter with these animals.