Ever imagined what you would do if you come face to face with a wild grizzly bear. What if he decides to attack you? Are you sure you would survive the attack?
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You might have heard or read what you must do in such a situation. I am sure your defenses would be down and it would blur your sense of better judgment. All you might do is to instinctively run. Oh no, do not run because you will never manage to run and escape the bear. Someone might have told you that you will manage to escape if you run downhill. It is only a myth.
All you should do is to retreat slowly. The bear should identify you that you are a human. Climbing tree will not help because the bear too can climb up the tree unless it is more than 33 feet high. Do not make a direct eye contact. If it is a black bear, then it is more timid than grizzly bear. If he draws close enough you may take a chance to fight back, it might scare him off. Playing dead is a good idea because it would reduce the possibility of injury. Bear on seeing you dead would presume that you are not a threat.
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What would you do if a wolf attacks you? Do not run because it would only encourage wolf to attack you more fiercely. Do not make an eye contact. It would only provoke it. Back away slowly; if there is a tree close by you may climb up the tree. Stay in a group because wolf is less likely to attack you if you are in a group.
If wolf attacks you, then roll up into a fetal position. Try to protect your face and hand. Do not move until wolf goes away.
You might have seen a mountain lion in a zoo or a circus, but what would you do if you come across an aggressive mountain lion in its habitat? Only in case of lion you can maintain an eye contact. It would intimidate him and will let you slowly back away. Do not try to crouch to the ground or curl up because whenever mountain lion attacks it tries to bite the head or neck. Therefore, remain in a standing position if lion attacks you.
Alligators attack humans too. If you ever become a victim, then try hitting or poking the sensitive areas on its face; chance are that alligator might let you go.
Rhinoceroses will not pursue if you keep running in the opposite direction. Climb up a tree if it is nearby. Run into an area where there is thick vegetation or thorny bushes. Rhinos do not enter these areas.
If an elephant attacks you, then climb up a tree nearby. Do not try to run because elephant can run at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour. Lying down with your hands on your face also might save you.
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