Animals mainly attack humans, mainly due to fear. Most will avoid a confrontation as much as possible. However, once they have been teased or confronted, they will always fight back, and the results can be devastating. Numerous professional game hunters have lost their lives due to attack by some wild animals. Here are some of the most dangerous animals that you can encounter during hunting.
1. Grizzly Bear
This animal is feared all over the world. It is extremely protective of its cubs. Grizzly Bear can attack humans anytime and even overpower them, whenever it has been provoked. They are efficient predators, which attack their prey by through biting and tearing through with their claws.
2. Polar Bear
As much as the grizzly bear is mainly found forested areas, the polar bear has established a home in the arctic. Their survival is mainly dependent on hunting and the foods are rare in these regions. What makes them so dangerous is the fact that it is so hard to get away from them via foot.
Rhinos are almost becoming extinct. In fact, hunting of these animals is banned in many parts of the world, due to their dwindling population. Its huge size, combined with its speed makes it one of the most dangerous game animals.
Most people consider hippos calm and safe hunting animals, since they see them lying around in the water. However, they are highly aggressive and vicious, which makes them extremely dangerous to hunt.
5. Cape Buffalo
Also known as Black Death, this beast is an extremely dangerous animal, responsible for killing several hunters every year. Their massive size, almost weighing 2000 lbs means that they can shatter bones and kill the prey instantly with a single hit. It tends to be more aggressive mainly when wounded or when protecting its cubs.
6. Saltwater Crocodile
Known as the largest reptile all over the world, it is more than 6 meters long, weighing just over 2200 lbs. Additionally, this one is lightning fast, which means that it can instantly crush organs and shatter bones, with just one bite.
The African lion cannot miss this list. Known as the king of the jungle, this one is a favorite among hunters. It is extremely difficult to hunt while weighing up to 140 kilograms. Lions hunt stealthily. They only pounce on their prey when close enough, which makes them very dangerous.
8. Wild Boar
Killing a wild boar can be sometimes more dangerous than even hunting a fully-grown bear. This is mainly because of their high speed as well as their razor-sharp tusks. They also have a very quick mind, ranked as the 4th most intelligent animal in the world.
9. African Elephant
Very few people know this, but this elephant can be one of the most dangerous and challenging animals to hunt and kill. Although they are not as fast as others on this list, they are short-tempered and have killed hundreds of humans.
Leopards are among the fastest land animals on earth. They have the ability to attain very high speeds, which makes it extremely hard to escape from them by foot. Tracking them is very risky, so it is preferable to hunt them at night.
Big game hunting is a popular past time activity throughout the world. However, there are certain animals that present a danger to the hunter, and they have gone to kill hundreds of hunters every year. It is therefore advisable to target these dangerous game animals from a safe distance.