Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tips for surviving a wild animal encounter
Fox News - It’s a situation you never want to find yourself in. You’re on vacation, peacefully enjoying the planet’s natural wonders and then – out of nowhere – a wild creature attacks.
While these encounters are usually very rare, Kyle Patterson, spokeswoman at Rocky Mountain National Park, say it's because people aren't aware of their surroundings or don't use common sense.
"Any wildlife can be unpredictable," she said. "Sometimes you see a visitor who see an animal and think, 'they’re close to the road, I'll just get out and a take a picture.' This isn’t a zoo where it is fenced off."
Every animal responds differently to human interaction, but a general rule of thumb for any wildlife encounter is be prepared and look for signs. More PTG