#1. A Costly Slip
While visiting a zoo in New Delhi, India, one man wanted to see the rare white tiger close up and was climbing on the enclosure to get a better view. He was repeatedly warned to get down as both the fall and the animal could be potentially disastrous. Undeterred, the man held his position until losing balance and falling into the tiger cage.
Instantly the white tiger prowled up to the man and kept him cornered for almost 15 minutes as other visitors and zookeepers tried to distract the animal. Unfortunately, it eventually decided to pounce and dragged the man, by the neck, back to its den before killing him.
#2. Not Your Average Pet
As far as pets go, goats are a fairly unconventional choice as they are more closely associated with farming and agriculture but this person decided a small, bouncing goat could be a sweet thing to have in the house, I mean, it’s so tiny, what harm could it do? Well, as this image proves, there is a probably a reason why most people stick with cats and dogs.
That’s not to say goats can’t be kept as pets, but they are probably better off left outside in an enclosure rather than being allowed in the house as they can do a bit of a damage to both you and your property. Goats often show aggressive behavior to assert dominance, and the best thing is to not back away but to slap them on the side of the neck to show them who is the boss.
#3. Not The Best Time To Take A Picture
This picture was taken by a hiker in New Jersey, USA whilst on a trail. Sadly, the bear then went on to attack the hiker moments later, killing them. The best thing to do is to avoid traveling through bear territory but if you do, travel in groups and make noise. If you do spot a bear identify if it is defending cubs or a kill and what type it is as it may act differently.
Back away slowly, keeping your eyes on the bear at all times and keep talking in a calm manner to identify that you are there. If it is defending something, move away from that as quickly as possible without running. Should a bear attack, shout and be aggressive and fight for your life if attacked, focusing on its eyes and nose but never, ever approach the animal.
#4. Snappy Snap
As far as most animals are concerned, ducks are probably pretty low down on the list of things that can cause you any serious harm, but that doesn’t stop them being painful little blighters when they want to be. For the most part, a selfie with a duck should be safe but do remember they are wild animals constantly on the lookout for food, so if they think you have some, they will go for it.
The problem with fingers is that they can look a little like worms to colorblind ducks that don’t have digits of their own. This photo is more hilarious than tragic, but it still shows how all animals should be treated with care.