Hippos are killers. So are lions, jellyfish, and tigers. We've even got you covered in case of an otter attack.
This review found that, overall, predation was the most common cause of death for small-bodied mammals, while human-caused deaths, including hunting and vehicle collision, were the most common causes of death in larger mammals.
What to Do in General When You meet a wild animal
Intimidate an attacking dog by shouting loudly and throwing rocks. If 1 or 2 dogs (domestic or wild) are showing aggression towards you, stand your ground. Make yourself appear as large as you can, shout, and throw rocks (or anything at hand) at the dogs. If a whole pack is threatening you, you may need to run for safety if protection is less than 20 feet (6.1 m) away.
Run in a straight line if a crocodile or alligator attacks you. If a crocodile charges out of a swamp or overgrown lake and starts to charge, pick a direction and run as fast as you can.
Shout at attacking wolves without making eye contact. If 1 or more wolves are showing aggressive behavior or have you surrounded, make yourself appear large by holding your hands or backpack above your head. Yell and shout loudly at the wolves, and throw a few stones in their direction also.
“Haze” an attacking coyote by making yourself large and loud. If you’re around a coyote that’s showing signs of aggression, unzip your jacket or hold up your hands and shout. This should be enough to deter the coyote.
Stand your ground and shout loudly to deter an elephant. Elephants can be deadly animals. If you find yourself facing a charging elephant, do not run away and never turn your back.
Use Common Sense in the Backcountry
Before getting into specifics, let me say that the best way to avoid problems with wildlife is to use common sense. Be aware of what’s around you, what kind of animals you are likely to encounter, and the danger they pose. Avoidance is the best defense, so keep your distance.
How to survive a Bulls attack?
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.
A gator's first priority is to drown you, so either stay on land or get to land and then run. If it's got a hold of you, then flail and fight.
How to survive a Hippopotamus attack?
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 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.
Read the ears. If they're fanned out, the elephant's probably bluffing. If they're back, "Be worried." Because this is another beast you don't want to get into a footrace with, back away slowly, or climb a tree.
How to survive a Bees attack?
Bees will 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.
Keep your distance. Some stinging tentacles can grow as long as 165 feet! Best advice: Stay out of the water where jellyfish have been spotted.
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. Share this post with your friends, make sure they stay safe, perhaps it will save somebody’s life.
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