Whether you are trying to survive after the world goes to chaos, or you are trying to have a good time when you are hiking and camping, there’s always a chance that you could run into a predator in the wild. Many different types of animals may see humans as threats, and therefore they may attack. Some of the predators to watch out for in the United States include mountain lions, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, among others. Even though attacks by these animals are rare, they can and do occur. It is always best to be prepared.
Be armed whenever possible. Depending on where you are, this might not always be applicable, but if you are able to have a weapon with you, do so. Handguns and rifles work well to deter predators, naturally. However, if you can’t carry in your location, there are other options. Consider things such as bear spray, pepper spray, and the like. Animals do not like to be sprayed with these items any more than humans do.
Be loud as well. Unless you are hunting an animal, you don’t want to be quiet in the woods. If you’re quiet, there’s a chance that you can get a little too close to a predator. Being loud has a tendency to spook them and make them want to take off.
The only animal where you should play dead when trying to survive is with a grizzly bear. All of the other animals mentioned on this list should be fought tooth and nail. If you are fighting back, most of them will not want to pursue the attack simply because they do not want to be injured. This doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to get away without any injuries, but you might just get away with your life.
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