*WHENEVER YOU SEE A LION, DON’T RUN, DO THIS INSTEAD,AND YOU WILL BE SAFE:*
Standing face to face with a lion is about the scariest thing that can ever happen to you. The truth is, nobody ever wants to imagine such a daring adventure. But what if the unthinkable happens, and you find yourself standing face to face with a live lion, what do you do, run away? You certainly don’t want to do that.
Being charged by a lion when you are alone can shiver the life out of you. A lion’s charge is always followed by a deep growling sound that sends thick chills down your spinal cord. At this moment, the only thing you want to do is run away, but doing that would be the most regrettable mistake of your life.
Note that you can go scot-free from the presence of a lion without the lion launching any form of attack against you. Lions are dangerous animals but you must also understand that they are afraid of some other mammals and these include humans, however, not all humans. So whenever you come face to face with a lion do the following, as advised by The United States National Park Service (www.nps.gov).
1. Don’t run, running from a lion always stimulate the lion’s instinct to chase. Once a lion starts chasing you, you have automatically become its prey. They are very fast and you may likely not be able to successfully run away. The greatest rule is, don’t ever run from a lion.
2. Don’t crouch down or bend over. Biologists believe lions don’t see standing humans as prey, but crouching down or bending over makes you look like a four-legged prey animal. So rule number two is, don’t ever crouch down or bend over before a lion.
3. Once you see a lion don’t move closer to it, most especially the one that is feeding or a lioness with her cubs. Moving close to them presents you as a threat, and it may provoke them to attack.
4. Stay calm, don’t shiver, be bold, and walk away slowly with backward steps. Don’t ever turn away your face from the lion, you must appear intimidating. Raise your hands and wave them slowly, it makes you look bigger, shout at it continuously and continue to retreat slowly with backward steps.
In conclusion, whenever you see a lion, be bold, hold your ground, stay calm, and appear intimidating, then you can begin to retreat slowly but don’t ever run away.