Bear dangers and how to defend yourself against a bear attack.

Brown Bear in Finland

Forget the generic bear defense tips you read on other sites. Although there are many common defense strategies, how you defend yourself against a bear attack depends on the species of bear. In addition, poor wilderness etiquette can increase bear dangers for your fellow outdoorsmen so you must be aware of the extraneous factors that…

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Australian Copperhead Snake – how to identify, avoid their habitat, and treatment for their bite.

Lowland copperhead in Mullawallah Wetland (formerly Winter Swamp) Ballarat, Victoria

Australian copperhead or Denisonia superba Austrelaps is a genus of venomous elapid snakes native to the relatively fertile, temperate, southern and eastern part of the Australian continent. Three species are currently recognized, with no subspecies. They are commonly called copperheads or Australian copperheads. They are not closely related to the American copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix. Common…

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