(True Activist) Spending some time with pets and even with wild animals at the zoo is fun, provided you keep a safe distance. But for some animal lovers – and others who simply don’t have any idea why they’re in the company of animals in the first place – things could take an unexpected turn when these animals unleash their ferocious instincts. It happens, especially if the animals, no matter how tamed, aren’t given the respect they deserve. Some people are either aware that such unexpected circumstances could occur, but simply chose to ignore the risks, or are simply overwhelmed by the excitement caused by seeing the animals (like that one time when a man in China jumped off a chairlift into a tiger enclosure).
You may find the some of the following images hilarious, but some are cringe-worthy. From a camel munching on a tourist’s face, an enormous whale landing on a small boat after breaching, to a dog letting it out on an unfortunate sunbather, True Activist reveals some of the most amazing photos of animals taken before the unexpected, and uncomfortable, turn of events took place.
Crocodiles are cool and so if you see one you are probably going to want to get a selfie with it. Well, don’t do it! Johnny Bonde, a 27-year-old Danish backpacker exploring Australia’s wilderness, had to learn the hard way. This picture was taken right before the animal grabbed Bonde’s arm leaving him seriously injured. The man luckily broke free from the animal and explained in an interview with Perth Now “He got my arm and shook me … It was the result of me being stupid. If somebody slammed me at night, I would be angry, too”.
Taking a selfie with a duck sounds like a fun idea but pointing at it with your finger can be a threatening sign for the animal or can simply mean you are offering your worm-shaped finger as food. So, if you think about it for a second, you might change your mind before getting too close to a duck for a picture, after all, it’s wildlife and there are probably signs everywhere preventing you from doing it anyways.
Raccoons are tricky small animals and they are everywhere, by the trash cans, hidden in bushes or sewers right around the corner from your house. Experts say raccoons are now twice as aggressive and suggest people make an effort not to walk their dogs near any bushed areas or places where the wild animals may be hiding.
Well, this tragedy seems more manageable than getting bitten by a crocodile but it can totally ruin your pleasant sunbathing moment. Oops!
Seth Mead, a 26-year-old surfer, survived a great white shark attack while surfing in Oregon’s Gold Beach. The animal unexpectedly pushed Mead and his surfboard three feet out of the water clamping his right leg and foot. As unexpectedly as it came, the shark disappeared into the water leaving the surfer severely injured.
This leopard escaped from Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, in West Bengal, and the entire Lumi village was terrorized as the wild animal was captured but inefficiently tranquilized. After attacking the man in the picture the Leopard was shot and killed by the man holding a gun on the back. The good news is that the attacked man survived.
What you see here is the result of taking a selfie with a camel. The head of the animal is twice the size of the woman’s head, can’t begin to imagine how painful that bite was but from observing this image I think I can imagine how annoying it is for wild animals to be bothered by intrusive people.
This 22-year-old man was killed after slipping into the cage of this white tiger at the National Zoological Park in Delhi. Eyewitnesses said the animal stared at the man for over 15 minutes and it was only after people starting throwing rocks at it in an attempt to save the man that the tiger actually started attacking him.
The tragedy in this case happened after these tourists at the Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming, China, decided they weren’t satisfied enough with the park policy allowing visitors to walk among the peacocks and take pictures with them, and plucked out two birds’ feathers scaring them so much that the birds went into a state of shock that ultimately killed them.
Considering deadly Blue Ringed Octopus live in tide pools and coral reefs in Australia it was probably a scary moment for this man to realize he had carried this friend clung to his back after swimming in the Australian ocean. A bite from this animal can go unnoticed but within 5 minutes it can cause paresthesias, numbness and difficulty breathing and swallowing. Luckily, the octopede creature was safely removed from the man’s back causing no harm to neither one of them.
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