When Animals Attack 4: The Box Jellyfish

The Box Jellyfish has earned quite a reputation as being one of the world’s deadliest animals but contrary to popular belief, a sting from the Box Jellyfish isn’t always a death sentence as history has proven. These animals kill humans faster than any other venomous animal we know 10-year-old Rachel Shardlow came into contact with the jellyfish while swimming in an estuary in Queensland, Australia in December of 2009. When she was pulled from the…

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When Animals Attack 3: Elephants

Elephants kill around 500 people each year and as people are destroying more of their habitats and shooting and harassing them, those figures will surely increase as the elephants start fighting back. Over the last 100 years, African elephant populations have declined from 3-5 million to 470,000-690,000. Asian elephant populations have declined from 100,000 to between 35,000 and 50,000. In areas such as Asia, humans continue to invade elephant habitats even as animal populations are…

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Mammut is Asking Customers to Check Their Generation 3.0 Avalanche Airbags

Mammut is asking anyone who has bought one of their avalanche generation 3.0 airbags (has neon orange deployment handles) to check that it is assembled correctly. Only those that have the neon orange handles are affected and should be checked immediately. The avalanche airbags in question were manufactured during the winter 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. The potential fault could mean that the airbags do not function correctly if you become buried by an avalanche….

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When Animals Attack 2: King Cobra

The King Cobra is to be both respected and feared. They are the longest venomous snakes on Earth, reaching lengths of 18 feet and can be found throughout Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. The King Cobra has hollow fangs fixed at the front of the mouth that they use to inject their venom through. They have a fantastic sense of smell and night vision, and in addition to the trademark hood,…

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When Animals Attack 1: Nile Crocodile

For our latest series of posts here at UK Survival Guides we want to take a look at what happens when animals attack people. We will start each post in the series with a little bit of information for the animal, some quick facts, and then followed by some tips to help survive an attack. Our series will look at everything from small spiders to stampeding elephants but for the first in the series, we…

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