Many wild animals can be dangerous, or even fatal for a person. If you look at the statistics you might feel terrified.
Sharks cause just six deaths a year, their infamous reputation is very exaggerated; wolves are responsible for ten deaths annually; lions kill twenty-two people a year; now get ready, elephants, cute lovely giants, are the reason that more than five hundred people lose their lives every year, hippopotamuses equal them in this scary competition. Crocodiles turn out to be much more dangerous than sharks, about one thousand deaths a year,
But the champion here is the snake. One hundred thousand people meet their end at the teeth of this reptile. To prepare you for any situation you can find yourself in We’ve gathered thirteen ways that will 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 twenty attack humans. Most of them just don’t perceive you as food. So, if not something tasty, what good are you? Now, 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, especially don’t try to escape in a panic. You will look like prey this way. Move slowly. If you have been caught, aim at the eyes and gills. These zones are the most sensitive.
12. Kangaroos Yes, 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, 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, therefore less dangerous; don’t turn away and run, it will only provoke the animal, remember that kangaroos are perfect jumpers, it will catch up with you in a few moments.
11. Lions. If you have encountered a lion, maintain eye contact, don’t turn your back, and don’t move your eyes away. It will give the predator the time to attack. Try to look more massive, to create such an impression, lift your arms and jacket 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. This way you, will baffle the predator, so it will perceive you as an irritating presence. Which is better to stay away from.
11. 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 animals’ speed can reach 37 miles per hour; 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 this image is very misleading, they can be extremely dangerous. Despite their weight, hippopotamuses can run at a speed of miles per hour. They don’t have a perfect character as well, angering them is easy-peasy. If the weather is hot, try not to enter the bushes. The level of water lowers during the drought, so the hippos hide in the high grass. To make 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. In this case, 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, run in a zigzag. This is exactly the situation when to run and shout is the best solution. If you see a crocodile while swimming, don’t create splashes, don’t shout it will draw the 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 the vibrations will confuse the snake, and it will let you be. If you have been bitten, son’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.
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 cannot run 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 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 gorilla, 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 wills protect their hive. They can bite, even if you are just walking by. Dark colors attract bees 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. The lack of proper lighting will throw the insects off your track. We hope you will never have to escape from a rhinoceros, swim away from a crocodile, or meet a hungry lion. However, now, you will be able to protect yourself in the wilderness.
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