Dealing with wild animals can be tricky. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to defending yourself from them, as they react differently to various behaviors. What works best is knowing how to respond to unwanted encounters with dangerous animals and learning different techniques.
That’s why we at Bright Side used our research skills and found out how to stay alive if you find yourself face-to-face with a wild animal.
1. How to protect yourself from a deer
Most of the time deer would rather flee than interact with humans. However, a female deer can become aggressive if her babies are threatened, and a male deer can be really dangerous during rutting season.
- Stay calm and slowly back away. If it starts attacking you, place an obstacle between you and the deer and run away or climb a tree.
- Raise your arms and coat in order to appear larger. To look more formidable, swing the coat around.
- If the deer attacked you, protect your head and neck by curling up in a fetal position.