12 Techniques That Will Help You Survive a Deadly Battle With an Animal

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3. Lions

If you meet a lion, look into his eyes. Don’t turn your back, and don’t look away because discontinuity in eye contact will give the predator time to attack.

  • Try to look bigger. Lift up your arms or a jacket. If you look big and dangerous, the predator will try to avoid contact.
  • Talk to the lion in a moderately loud and confident voice. Also, make sounds and gesticulate. This kind of behavior is not typical for a victim. It will mislead the animal, and he will perceive you as an irritation that it is better to stay away from.

4. Elephants

Elephants are clever and friendly animals. Nevertheless, they can attack, especially female elephants who assume you are a danger to their cubs.

  • If you meet an elephant, pay attention to its body language. A twisted trunk and ears looking back mean that he is going to trample you.
  • If the animal is attacking you, don’t run away. Instead, try to find something that will serve as a barrier between you and the elephant. It can be a rock or a tree.

5. Rhinos

Rhinos have very bad eyesight. That is why it is easy to frighten them, making them attack. Rhinos can develop a speed of 60 km per hour, and it is very difficult to run away from them. However, it is still possible.

  • The only way to hide from a rhino is to stand behind a tree — it is a significant obstacle for him. This animal will not follow you through bushes or high grass.
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