How to Be Safe When Around Animals

Outdoor Animals

The world can be full of amazing animals to view when you step outside, from birds flying to squirrels in trees. Kids may come across slithery snakes, black bats, or even cool coyotes in some regions of the world. Raccoons, skunks, and other animals that emerge at night in specific areas should not be overlooked.

There is only one clear rule in the wild outdoors: Keep your distance from all animals. Leave these animals alone, even though some might seem cool or cute. These creatures are not like typical pets. They may bite or attack if you approach them because they are not used to being around people. They might also be rabid.

Never attempt to feed an animal in the wild. Feeders for birds are acceptable, but you never want to feed other animals, even if they appear to be hungry. It’s best for everyone to avoid these animals and instead learn about them in the zoo, online, in nature documentaries, or in literature.

Safe Play With Animals

Pets can’t express their emotions, so they display them to you instead. They might bite or scrape to do this.

To prevent scratches and bites:

Never disturb a pet while eating or take away its food or water.
Never tug a dog or cat’s tail or ears or taunt them.
Never disturb a sleeping animal.
Never take a cat or dog’s toy or bone away or keep it out of their reach.
Never attempt to approach a pet with its young (like a cat with kittens or a dog with puppies). Mother animals are very guarded and will bite to keep you at a distance.
Move cautiously when removing a rabbit, hamster, guinea pig, or gerbil from its cage. Make sure to grasp the animal by the belly.
The ears should never handle a rabbit.
Iguanas, lizards, snakes, and other reptiles should all be removed from tanks gently and cautiously. Then immediately wash your hands because reptiles’ skin can harbor bacteria like Salmonella.

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