Experts have long been saying that no matter how tame an animal appears, it can never be fully tamed, and given the right circumstances, an animal will give in to its wild nature and attack. One of the worst truths about being attacked by an animal is that quite often, the victim doesn’t even see it coming.
Animal attacks are nothing new and one reason why our forefathers invented weapons like spears were to protect themselves from certain death at the hands or shall we say “paws” of animals. From pet dogs suddenly turning on their owners without reason to animals in zoos mauling zoo staff we’ve been seeing for years; the reasons behind unpredictable animal behavior are still being studied.
Here are 30 instances of brutal attacks by animals on humans both provoked and unprovoked.