The attack of wild animals can be very deadly, and it can take your life as well. If any wild animal attacks you, then you either need to fight or run for surviving from their attack. According to Mark Roemer, everybody should know how to save themselves from the attacks of wild animals so that they can survive in case of emergencies.
Tips & Tricks
Here are some essential tips that you can follow to survive wild animal attacks:
- Run in a particular direction – If you observe that a wild animal attacks you then you should pick a direction and run as fast as possible while staying faithful to that direction. There is a misconception among many people of running in a zig-zag pattern. They believe it is better to run in a zig-zag pattern as wild animals can only run in a straight line. However, that is not the case.
Some adult wild animals can run about 18-20 miles per hour and as such you have to run very fast. But if you run in zig-zag pattern then it will not be possible for you to run as fast as you can.
- Intimidate the wild animal by shouting and throwing rocks at them – If any wild animal shows any aggression towards you then it is better to shout or throw rocks at the wild animals. There are some animals that cannot climb and as such, it is not a bad idea to get on top of a boulder, tree, or any other large object. If you can throw rocks from the top of the large object where the wild animal cannot reach, then there is enough chance that the wild animal will leave you alone.
- Do not make eye contact with the wild animals – When a wild animal shows their aggressive behavior you can fight back with the animal, but it is always advisable not to make any eye contact with the animal. Making eye contact with the animal can make the animal more aggressive. It is observed that when you look directly at the wild animals, they are likely to attack more often.
- Stand the ground and shout loudly to deter the wild animal attack – Some wild animals can be a very deadly and they become more dangerous when you try to run away from them. For example, when a wild elephant become aggressive and attacks, you should never run away from them nor should you turn your back to them. Instead, in such a situation you should stand on the ground and shout loudly at the elephant.
When you start shouting the animal may make charges once or twice but will move off after some time. But if you find that the animal still does not move and start to charge you for real then you have to run away from the animal and find a large object so that you can hide from the animal.
According to Mark Roemer, most wild animals would not attack you if you don’t engage them first. Wild animals fear human beings as well and try to maintain their distance from us. Still, you should be careful if you intend to live or travel in an area that is home to several types of wild animals to minimize the risk of suffering from their attacks.