Your family is preparing to go on a weeklong camping trip in the wilderness of Washington and there is a lot of excitement in the air. One of the aspects of being in the wild that you are preparing for is staying safe from wildlife. Animals are intriguing and fun to observe, but you should always remember to give them their space to avoid becoming a victim of an animal attack. Fortunately, there are things that you can do and teach your children about in an effort to reduce your chances of being attacked by an animal of any kind.

According to Survival Life, you can never know for sure whether or not an animal attack may happen. As a result, it is in your best interest to take careful precaution when you are around any kind of animal. Some of the things you can do include the following:

  • When you encounter an animal, do your best to remain calm and do not make any sudden movements.
  • Never, under any circumstance, run away from the animal. This sends the message that you are prey.
  • Even when an animal appears friendly or tame, do not attempt to pet it or even care for it.
  • Do a little research to find out about the environment you will be in and learn about the types of animals that live there.
  • Always travel with other people when you are in an unfamiliar place and you know that wild animals may be around.

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.