Scariest animals to encounter in the wild

1. Siberian Tiger
2. Grizzly Bear
3. Polar Bear
4. White Shark
5. Cassowary
6. Nile Crocodile
7. Hippopotamus
8. Bengal Tiger
9. Mountain Lion
10. African Wild Dog

thoughts?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >White shark
    >Cassowary
    >Mountain lion
    >African wild dog
    These are overrated, not as dangerous as many others animals. You forgot about leopard, elephants, cape buffalos and saltwater crocodiles.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >nile crocodile
    Salt water crocodiles are much worse

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't bengal tigers much more dangerous than siberians?
    Like I can see the argument that less food = more dangerous but that applies more to the polar bear than the siberian tiger
    And in captivity the siberian tiger has one of the better tempraments for a big cat, after the lion, jaguar and cheetah

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      they are much more dangerous because they are found in areas with many humans. compare the indian subcontinent with > 1.5b people and the far east siberian wilderness

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >far east siberian wilderness
        and tigers still hang out in villages

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >humans
        >india

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically, another person. Everything on that list besides the shark is handled by technology, like a gun. Carry a big gun, stay out of the water, and don't trust people. World is no longer scary.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Part of technology is living in civilization away from man-eating beasts though. I don't think any outdoorsman would confidently go 1-v-1 against a 90lb mountain lion even with a firearm, to say nothing of a 400lb siberian.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    blacks

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    big cats are probably far down on the list honestly, because 9/10 times once you've spotted it, it's too late. in the water with something is much scarier because you can't do shit.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >1. Hippo
    Self explanatory
    >2. Polar bear
    Most likely to attempt to eat you other than a crocodile. I know they’re not as aggressive as people seem to think but since this list is about how much they scare me they go here. Eaten alive is not a fun thought
    >3. Brown bear
    Less likely to attack than polar bears, tigers, etc but for same reasons as above. Sloth bears also probably go here
    >4. Tiger
    Quick death bothers me less even if they’re both highly predatory and aggressive unlike the bears which are either but not both
    >5. Lion
    A pride is probably more dangerous than any of the other predators but for some reason scares me less
    >6. Great whites
    Only place you’re encountering one is in the water, even if it’s not likely to attack you’re still entirely at its mercy
    >7. Crocodiles
    If you’re in the water with one then they jump to number 1 with hippos. Only reason they’re this low is because they concern me so much that I’ll never go anywhere near a body of water where there’s crocs
    >8. Feral pigs
    They’re only on the list because they’re the only one other than the sharks, dogs and crocs that are actually relevant to me
    >9. Black bears
    I know they’re pussies, but a large black bear who has decided to be predatory is worse to encounter than your average brown bear
    >10. Pack of feral dogs, coyotes, dingos, etc
    Could probably fend off a couple with a big stick but they’re only here because they’re something I might actually encounter

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >polar bear
    You can scare off bears by literally just walking towards them and clapping your hands together quickly.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Siberian Tiger
    >scary
    They rummage through garbage cans in winter and try to eat smaller guard dogs. Once owner comes out with a gun, they frick off. Tigers are like big raccoons.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    1) polar bear
    2) salt water crocodile
    3) hippo
    4) Cape buffalo
    5) African elephant
    6) Nile croc
    7) bull shark
    8) orca
    9) brown bear
    10) Komodo dragon

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >1) polar bear
      >2) salt water crocodile
      >3) hippo
      yeah these are really the three that matter most
      the top 2 are gigantic carnivores that happily hunt and eat humans and the third is a hippo

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >polar vs grizzly
    A wild polar bear will 100% eat you if given the chance because food is so rare where they live and it's ALL meat. A grizzly usually only attacks if you're seen as a threat and many will frick off if you show you're not, much less likely to die. Polars are also bigger and their hunger is legendary. If you run into one and you have no cover, you're fricked. You are food and it wants you dead. Easily top of the list.

    >Siberian vs Bengal
    Tigers mostly leave humans alone unless they're particularly hungry or you're a moron and do something to trigger their prey drive hard. Siberians are bigger and if one actually decides to take you out for real, you're fricked, but most won't. If I recall, the only ones that are confirmed regular man-eaters by choice are the tigers in the Sundarbans, which are a sub-population of Bengals. If we're judging "scary" on how likely you are to get killed and eaten, Bengals win it for that reason.

    >Nile croc vs hippo
    Hippo all the way. The crocs have no problems snacking on humans along the banks, but hippos actively hunt and chase down people because they're territorial fricks in the water and they can easily outspeed an average human on land. Hippopotamus fatalities to humans regularly outnumber those of crocs by 2-3x annually.

    >cassowary
    Aggressive and mean as hell if you don't respect their space, but you're probably not gonna die. They give you clear warnings if you're pissing them off, and most attacks happens because people are moronic and don't keep their distance. Intimidating but potentially a situation you can control far more than the others so far.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >mountain lion
      If you see the cougar then you're probably okay. They're the kind of cat that prefers ambush attacks and are very loathe to try if you're facing them. You're in the most danger if you DON'T see the cougar, but most avoid humans like the plague. Most attacks happen when people get too close to cubs and don't heed the parent's warning to get the frick away.

      >white shark
      Pretty chill animals that don't hunt humans. Most "attacks" are mistaken identity or experimental bites. Tiger sharks would be a better fit since they will eat anything they can fit in their mouths and will happily chow down on a human without a second thought. Though they're not the best at digesting us; mysterious disappearances/murders have been solved more than once by a tiger shark burping up an arm.

      >African wild dog
      Like great whites, they don't hunt people. You're very unlikely to get attacked by these unless they're truly starving or you're doing something they deem threatening, and in the latter case they'll usually leave off once you do. Lions are far more likely to attack and kill a human, and they do so regularly, and should be in this spot.

      New list:
      1. Polar Bear
      2. Bengal Tiger
      3. Hippopotamus
      4. Lion
      5. Nile Crocodile
      6. Tiger Shark
      7. Grizzly Bear
      8. Siberian Tiger
      9. Cougar
      10. Cassowary

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >white shark
        >chill

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >white shark
          >not chill
          anon, if some gays in a cage pranked you with fake food and played annoying "nails on glass" tier sounds, you'd be squeezing through the bars in a second too

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          The fact there’s multiple instances of this happening is really sad and the only reason I won’t go cage diving. Just make the fricking gaps between the bars smaller you shitters

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          did he suisided ??

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        The enviromentalist lie that whites are chill or not dangerous has to fricking stop.
        A white that wants you dead will leave no remains, you're eaten and gone, reported as "lost at sea" or "drowned" Many such cases.
        In the cases where a white gave a "test" bite, it's usually from smaller sharks that are pensive about attacking an unknown creature close to its size. Even a love bite can be fatal, and probably a lot of people who "drowned" died from bloodloss and got ate after the fact anyway.
        If a white is hunting you, you're in two pieces in between the thought of "gotta" and "piss" and your seperate parts gets promptly vored.
        Just because some homosexual divers swim up to a white that isn't hunting doesn't mean they are friendly or not dangerous, it just means that it is A) not currently looking for a big meal. B) You're not in ambushing range. C) it is investigating something else.
        Enough videos of surfers getting nommed that you can extrapolate from there the number of "drowned" surfers that just got ate and nobody were around to see/film it.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          While they are definitely dangerous they’re still not particularly bad, they’re not like crocodiles that are out to get you all the time

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            If there were as many people swimming in waters frequented by great whites as there are people by the river side, the statistic would change. Not to mention, when people go missing from a river known to have crocs, people assume a croc got them, when people go missing in the ocean, people assume they drowned.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >If there were as many people swimming in waters frequented by great whites as there are people by the river side, the statistic would change
              No it wouldn’t. Generally speaking there’s more people crowding beaches than river banks anyways. You’re ten times safer swimming with a great white than you are with a saltwater croc even ignoring fatality stats

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of confirmed man eaters developed that behavior like during a plague when villagers tosses the bodies into the forest and a few big cats scavenger the bodies or say a precious bullet wound inhibited it’s ability to effectively hunt its nature prey.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/lQC7NnB.jpg

      Grizzlies or brown bears aren't really that aggressive and tend to avoid you. Shouldn't be in top 10.
      However, polar bears and all the big cats, perhaps with the exception of leopards, will not fear you, and will try to murder you instantly.
      Also there are some very aggressive venomous snakes, and lizards like the comodo dragon.
      Also hyenas, orcas and a sneaky, tiny fricking box jellyfish appearing out of nowhere to cause you unbearable pain and death.
      The ocean in general is a scary place.

      1) polar bear
      2) salt water crocodile
      3) hippo
      4) Cape buffalo
      5) African elephant
      6) Nile croc
      7) bull shark
      8) orca
      9) brown bear
      10) Komodo dragon

      >polar bears
      The idea of polar bears as vicious murder machines is a meme. They are highly predatory but are also non-territorial, curious and timid. They are shockingly easy to dissuade from attacking for a half tonne predator, and are far more predictable and less bad-tempered than brown bears. It’s on full display when polar bears get the shit bullied out of them by manlet-rage barren ground grizzlies that are half their size
      >Komodo dragons
      Komodos are good boys and are generally very placid. They’re usually pretty friendly in captivity but even in the wild they don’t mind you getting within like 10ft of them. The only thing scary about them is that getting eaten by one is the most gruesome death by any large predator. Komodo slander is deer propaganda
      >cassowary
      Pretty shy, usually won’t bother you, doesn’t belong on the list

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >They are shockingly easy to dissuade from attacking for a half tonne predator
        I wonder if this has something to do with the fact that they mainly hunt living blobs and only really contend with one another

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Hippopotamus fatalities to humans regularly outnumber those of crocs by 2-3x annually
      This is 100% not true. Hippos will get aggressive if you cross their path or stay too long in their territory or whatever, but crocodiles hunt people for food, and are the only animals that do so without having to be pressured into it.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Hippopotamus fatalities to humans regularly outnumber those of crocs by 2-3x annually.

      It's literally the opposite where crocs have double the annual fatalities as Hippos.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        That’s combining all crocodilians vs one species of hippo though

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Salties and Niles together make up >95% of croc fatalities easily.

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I would put the tiger lower. Yeah I'd still be shitting my pants but I'd at least have hope that if I keep facing it and back away slowly I might possibly have a 1-2% chance of survival. Since they're ambush hunters and all. Bears don't give a frick if they have the element of surprise or not.

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    moosebros…. it’s over

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Grizzlies or brown bears aren't really that aggressive and tend to avoid you. Shouldn't be in top 10.
    However, polar bears and all the big cats, perhaps with the exception of leopards, will not fear you, and will try to murder you instantly.
    Also there are some very aggressive venomous snakes, and lizards like the comodo dragon.
    Also hyenas, orcas and a sneaky, tiny fricking box jellyfish appearing out of nowhere to cause you unbearable pain and death.
    The ocean in general is a scary place.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Nah mountain lions also fear humans. Usually they try to avoid us only getting confrontational if we accidentally get too close to their cubs or accidentally corner them.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Mountain lions aren't included in the Panthera genus, aka the "big cats".
        They're kittens.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      There’s never been a recorded orca attack on a human being by a wild Orca ever to my knowledge.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        No one has lived to tell the tale

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I thought a lot of big cats don’t frick with you if prey is plentiful they just have The adaptability to hunt humans like during famine or when their teeth get chipped and they can’t effectively pierce a gazelles skull or something

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Orcas wouldn't hurt you, it is perfectly safe to swim in waters with Orcas in it, in fact it's even safer than nothing because Orcas deter any other dangerous predators too.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >all the big cats, perhaps with the exception of leopards, will not fear you, and will try to murder you instantly.
      Leopards have no problem attacking humans they're the most dangerous big cats behind tigers. Leopards regularly hunt gorillas in areas where their territory overlaps.
      Jaguars are a different story. Evolution has shaped them to prefer undersized prey and they basically have no instinct towards humans. People I've seen that have tamed jaguars have them somewhere along the temprament of lions, behind cheetahs but ahead of the other big cats like tigers and cougars.

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Sasquatch.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      unironically this

      https://i.imgur.com/8iDMPAD.jpg

      1. Siberian Tiger
      2. Grizzly Bear
      3. Polar Bear
      4. White Shark
      5. Cassowary
      6. Nile Crocodile
      7. Hippopotamus
      8. Bengal Tiger
      9. Mountain Lion
      10. African Wild Dog

      thoughts?

      rutting moose
      wolf pack
      young bear cub

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Realistically, what are the chances of surviving an encounter with each one of them in the wild?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Siberian Tiger
      1%
      >Grizzly
      5%
      >Polar Bear
      5%
      >White Shark
      30%
      >Cassowary
      70%
      >Nile Crocodile
      5%
      >Hippo
      20%
      >Bengal Tiger
      10%
      >Mountain Lion
      70%
      >African Wild Dog
      80%

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        If we're just talking about one African dog, then absolutely. But a pack? You're basically guaranteed fricked

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Wild dogs aren't known for being hostile around people

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Okay now redo this if you have a little old .22LR bolt action rifle with you.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          you probably kill or scare off all of them except probably the tigers (because you'll be dead before you can shoot) and the crocodile (how resistant are they to bullets?)

          speargun deals with the shark

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            A crocodile isn’t bulletproof. People use 22lr to kill gators in Louisiana, I’m sure it wouldn’t be that much more difficult to kill a crocodile with it depending on shot placement.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >because you'll be dead before you can shoot
            unless the tiger ambushes you from very close, you always have time to shoot

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    tigers go for the throat and skull, you're dead pretty quick
    polar bears don't, they eat you alive

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Aussie’s worst nightmare

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    anything with rabies

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