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If you've invaded the reptile's personal space -- a radius of about 3 feet -- freeze. See if the snake retreats. If it doesn't or can't, then back up, slowly.
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Job No. 1 is to deter an attack by showing the lion you're boss: Stand tall, wave your arms, etc. If that doesn't work, fight back with whatever you've got: hands, rocks and, should local laws allow it, firearms.
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With these guys, rock-throwing will likely provoke an attack. The key to survival here is to act cool so that the chimps stay cool. Don't run, and don'tlook them in the eye.
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Remember: Bees are communal. If you get swarmed, don't stand there and swat. You're only giving them time to bring in reinforcements. Just run!
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Keep your distance. Some stinging tentacles can grow as long as 165 feet! Best advice: Stay out of water where jellyfish have been spotted.
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Unlike grizzly or brown bears, black bears can be intimidated, so go for it -- after you've tried to flee. If you get jumped, fight back. Punch it in the muzzle.
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Read the ears. If they're fanned out, the elephant's probably bluffing. If they're back, "Be worried." Because this is another beast you don't want to get into a footrace with, back away slowly, or climb a tree.
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Running away plays to the tiger's instincts -- its killer instincts. Instead, act like you're bigger: Stand your ground and wave those arms.
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Panicking will only fuel an out-of-control canine's aggression. So, stay calm. If you're jumped, protect your head, throat and thighs, and try to give the dog something to latch onto that's not you -- like your shirt sleeve.
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They may look big and bad, but leopards are cautious and rarely attack people who appear bigger in size. So, stand tall.
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This one's tough. "No one survives a cape buffalo attack," it's been said. Even climbing a tree isn't foolproof because the buffalo may just wait for you to come down. Your best chance is to shoot it in the brain with the trusty rifle you should have packed.
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The wild boar wants nothing to do with you. If you stumble across one, back off, slowly but steadily.
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