How to Escape Lion attacks on A Safari trip

Fighting a Lion

Remain standing.

If these precautions don’t work for any reason, the lion may charge. If this happens, remain standing. The lion will likely go for your face and throat. This means that it will jump and you’ll have a full view of the giant cat.

Aim for the face.

When the cat jumps at you, fight back. Punch or kick the lion as it leaps at you. Aim for the head and eyes as you continue to fight the predator off.

Seek immediate help.

Lion attacks have been fought off by humans before. The humans that were attacked and fought off the cats were able to seek immediate medical help. Especially if the lion was able to get its jaw on you and bite you, you need to stop the bleeding.

Standing Your Ground

Do not panic.

If you’re being charged by a lion, you’ll be extremely frightened. Do everything you can not to panic. Staying calm and thinking straight can help save your life. Knowing what to expect can help you stay calm.

Do not run.

Stand your ground. You need to take charge of the situation and show the lion that you’re a threat. Turn so that you’re side-on-side with the lion while clapping your hands, shouting, and waving your arms. This will make you appear bigger and more threatening to the lion.

Retreat slowly.

Do not turn your back. Keep flailing your arms and showing, but slowly step away sideways. If you run, the lion may sense your fear and chase after you. Remain threatening to the lion while you retreat.

Be prepared again.

The lion may charge you again while you’re trying to retreat. If this happens, shout as loudly as possible and raise your hands again. Truly yell from the depths of your stomach. This time, when it turns away, stop the aggression. Turn sideways and walk away. This can help avoid a fight.

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