Africa’s Most Dangerous Animals
Safari guide Roddy Smith, when taking guests for a bush walk in “Big Five” country, says he’s often asked “What would you do if ….?” His usual answer: “Panic!”
Roddy says guests think he’s joking, but adds that it’s a reasonable question.
After all, the term Big Five was originally coined by hunters to refer to the five African game species most likely to kill you if you messed up.
Two of the big five – lion and leopard – are shown here as one would not want to encounter them when out on a bush walk.
The others are the African elephant, African buffalo, and black rhino, although nowdays the less agressive but bigger white rhino is also regarded as one of the Big Five.
Roddy goes on to say that there’s no definitive answer to the “what if..” question because every situation is different, but there are a few basic principles to observe when faced by dangerous animals.
See his full article, Africa’s Dangerous Animals … What If? for more – and to find out which of Africa’s animals he fears most.
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