By J. Reinoehl on March 09, 2018
Unless you're starring in yet another sequel to "Planet of the Apes," it's very likely that you will go your entire life without being in an encounter with a dangerous animal - without a thick wall of glass, some bars, or the chassis of your car between you, anyway. Sure, you might see a few on safari or at the zoo, but generally speaking, dangerous creatures want to void us just as much as we want to avoid them. That's a win-win situation for everyone.
Still, sometimes things go awry. You might be out on a hike in Colorado's Estes Park and find yourself nose to nose with a mountain lion, cycle around Jackson Hole and stumble upon a family of coyotes, or simply go for a walk in Pasadena of all places and suddenly there's a bear on the path and it's between you and your car - and just when you thought it was the biggest darn bear anyone ever saw, one twice the size pops up behind it and you realize that it's not even fully grown. Then there are the hazards of smaller creatures, from spiders to snakes to jellyfish, who might get you without you even realizing it. Knowing what to do in such situations could save your life, or someone else's. So, let's see how well prepared you really are!