How To Stay Safe Around Wild Animals
Many people are killed every year by wild animals. This article will give you some pointers to better protect yourself.
Keep Your Distance
Don't get too close to wild animals. By keeping your distance you allow yourself more time and room to maneuver should you be chased and/or attacked. Be extra careful if baby animals are involved as their mom and dad can be very protective and territorial. Stay aware of the proximity of the animal. Don't become complacent or you may look up to see the animal just a few feet away from you.
Do not underestimate the strength or speed of wild animals. A crocodile or large snake can be motionless for hours and then strike quicker than the eye can blink.
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Resist Magical Thinking
This one gets so many people killed. Some people who are regularly around wild animals can begin to buy into magical thinking. People can get into kind of a new age way of thinking; they may think the animal is their spiritual brother, their sister from a past life, etc. Just keep in mind that these are wild animals and that they can be quite large, fast, and/or strong. Wild animals get hungry and you may look and or smell delicious.
I'm an Expert or I have a PH.D. blah, blah, blah
You may be an expert or have a Ph. D. but it only takes one time to get hurt or killed. I think of Steve Erwin, the alligator guy from Australia that I liked so much. He was killed by a stingray. There were some people a few years ago in Alaska. They bought into the magical thinking thing with grizzly bears. When they never returned others went looking for them. Only their bones were found; they had been killed and eaten by grizzly bears.
See the following link:
Genius Bear Experts Killed/Eaten by Bears
So, be careful, use common sense and, take heed of what I have written above. If you do you will greatly enhance your chances of survival when around wild animals.