Wild animals don’t attack humans for no reason. However some can be very dangerous for humans if provoked or threatened , especially if they are hungry. Here are some techniques to adopt to survive an animal attack scot-free.
It is important to have a few techniques up your sleeve if you want to protect yourself during an animal attack, whether it is a defensive, territorial or a predator attack. Bears and sharks, due to their size, stature and behaviour always seem to be the most dangerous animal that you wouldn’t want to come across in the wild. However sharks and bears don’t kill as many humans in attacks in comparison to other wild animals. In fact they are not even in the top ten.
The list of the most dangerous animals for humans might surprise you as bears and sharks are not as dangerous as you might think. In fact they are less dangerous in terms of moralities caused by attack than lions, wolves, snakes and even elephants. However it is always good to know how to react in front of these forces of nature. here are 12 techniques that you should adopt if you are attacked by a wild animal.
1/ Snake attacks: Stamp your feet
Although the majority of snakes are not poisonous, some snake bites can be fatal. In about 80% of cases, snake bites happen when trying to capture the reptile or if it feels it is being attacked. If you notice that a snake is following you, you should stamp your feet on the ground. The sonar waves should send it packing. If you have been bitten don’t try and suck the venom from your wound. Instead you should run clear water over the wound and out pressure on the bite so that it stops bleeding. Don’t forget to call the emergency services as well!
2/ Bee attack: Wear white clothes in the undergrowth
We can often forget that bees are wild animals even those that are looked after by bee keeper. These small, striped workers defend their hives and their queen by extension. This is why bees can easily try to attack you even if you are just passing their hive. Black colours attracts bees so instead you should wear light coloured clothing so as the bees don’t try to follow you. If you are pursued by swarm of bees you should try and hide yourself in a shaded place. Lack of light can confused the insects and they and then start to lose their sense of direction.
3/ Crocodile attack: Run in zigzags
Crocodile jaws are one of the most powerful in the animal kingdom! This is why it is difficult to escape if you get caught. that being said you can still try and hit the crocodile hard in the eye or the throat to knock them off balance. These are their most sensitive areas. If you are trying to escape its clutches you should try and make as much noise as possible (shout at the top of your lungs) and run in zigzags. However if you notice a crocodile while you are swimming you should not make any sound or ripple as this will only attract them. You should instead try and swim backwards as silently as you can.
4/ Jelly fish bite: Go back into the water
Peeing on a jelly fish bite won’t help to soothe the pain if anything it will just make it worse! Instead you use the water that you have on hand, the sea if course (or any other salted water)! Don’t use freshwater as this will only worsen the situation. You can remove any of the tentacles with an eyebrow plucker.
5/ An elephant charge:Find a natural barrier
Elephant are generally harmless except when they are provoked or if you have put yourself between a mother and their child. Their immense size means that if they are angry they can do a lot of damage… If you notice that the elephant’s trunk is bent and that it has lowered its ears backwards then you can be sue that it has decide to charge and trample you. In this instance you should not run but instead try and find a natural barrier on the ground either a rock or a tree.
6/ Lion attack: Remain eye contact make lots of noise
If you have the misfortune of finding yourself face to face with a lion you should look at it straight in the eye. Keep eye contact and don’t turn around. Losing visual contact can spark an animal attack. Try to make yourself look bigger by raising your arms or shaking clothes above your head. As well as making big movements you should speak with a loud voice and make a lot of noise which is an unusual behaviour for a prey. No matter how much you do these movements the lion in front of you might be really hungry…