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 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 22 people a year. Now get ready. Elephants. Cute, lovely Giants are the reason that more than 500 people lose their lives every year.
Hippopotamuses equal them in this scary competition. Crocodiles turn out to be much more dangerous than Sharks. About 1000 deaths a year. But the champion here is the snake. 1000 people meet their end at the teeth of this reptile.
To prepare you for any situation you can find yourself in, we’ve gathered 13 ways that will save your life. If you have such an unpleasant encounter. Watch the video, make notes and remember to give a thumbs up for worrying about your well being.
Number 13 Sharks. The good news is that out of 150 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? 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, don’t turn your back on this predator. 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. Number twelve.
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.
Number eleven. 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.
Number ten. 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.
Nine Rhinoceros Rhinoceroses have bad eyesight. That’s why it is easy to frighten them and provoke them to attack. These animal speeds can reach 37 mph. This is the reason it is really hard to outrun them. Hard, but not impossible.
The only way to escape from their rhinoceros is to hide behind a tree. It is a substantial obstacle for the animal. Also, it won’t follow you through the bushes or highgrass.
Number Eight 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 18.5 mph. 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 the animals leave you alone. Climb a tree, rock or a steep Hill. Wait there until it goes away.
Seven 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.
Number Six Jellyfish A jellyfish burn brings a longlasting, nagging ache. Some people believe that peeing on a 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, apply it to the place of the burn.
Number Five 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.