Whether on land or in water, nature can be a scary place.
Leonard DiCaprio’s fierce battle with the great white shark-like creatures in “Jaw”, the giant alligator in “Crawl” or a bear in “The Revenant”, the movie is probably more frightening than necessary.
However, this does not mean that the attacks of these ferocious animals do not occur in real life. In fact, they are some of the deadliest animals in North America.
Outforia, an external experience website, was amazed at how many times people were infected and found out which wildlife was the most deadly and which state had the most attacks.
Since the 1970s, the brown bear has been the deadliest wild animal in North America, responsible for 70 deaths over more than 50 years. The rest of the rankings are as follows:
- Brown bear, 70
- Sharks and snakes, 57
- Black Bear, 54
- Alligator, 33
- Cougar, 16
- Polar bear, 10
- Wolf, II
Of the states that have had the most deadly attacks, Texas has had the highest number of 520 animal-related deaths to date, with more than 200 from second place from 200-20-201. The top five deadliest states are:
- Texas, 520
- California, 299
- Florida, 247
- North Carolina, 180
- Tennessee, 170
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Delaware, North Dakota and Rhode Island were the safest, with no deaths in 20 years.
Despite being at the top of the list, brown bears are not common in the United States, as they are mostly found in Alaska, called the Bear Country. They are found in parts of Montana and Washington, as well as most of western Canada. Their mate, the Black Bear, is the most common bear in North America and is found throughout Canada, most of Alaska, and across the United States.
“My main advice for any wildlife wherever you go on these expeditions is to be prepared. I would always recommend that you research the most prominent animals in the area you are going to, because different animals mean different protocols when faced. The attack, ”said Carl Berg, founder of Outforia. “You can do a lot to avoid animal attacks but it’s important to know whether to stay calm or fight.”
What to do if you have these animals
There are many ways to deal with animals that make a list. The National Park Service advises you if you are attacked by a brown bear, lying flat on your stomach, spread your legs and keep your hands covering your neck until the bear is gone. For black bears, the goal is to try to escape to a safe place or concentrate on hitting or kicking the bear in the face or lips.
According to the Victorian Fisheries Authority, the goal for sharks is to stay calm and try to get out of the water while watching the shark. If attacked, try to use any object near you to hit the shark’s eyes, nose and gills. Putting a fight goes the same for alligators.
Since snake attacks can be poisonous, it is advisable to try to stay away from them. If bitten, the CDC recommends trying to stay calm while seeking medical help immediately.
For cowgirls, also known as mountain lions, the NPS advises them to face, not turn their backs on them and run away as it can cause them to react naturally. The goal is to scare the animal as much as possible while throwing things at it. The same is recommended for wolves.
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