A humorous and helpful illustrated field guide to avoiding interactions–both dangerous and annoying–with 50 wild animals, including survival techniques, wildlife etiquette, and other essential advice.
As humans encroach on wild places, encounters with animals–from bears, bison, mountain lions, and mice to turkeys, ticks, rats, and raccoons–have become increasingly commonplace. But, wait, what are the rules for facing a moose up close? Do you run from a coyote or stand your ground? How deadly, really, are black widow spiders, rattlesnakes, and sharks? Packed with expert tips, fascinating animal facts, and harrowing true tales, Look Big is a must-have survival guide for outdoor, urban, and suburban adventurers alike. If you have ever feared the approach of a grizzly, the spray of a skunk, or an army of cockroaches in the kitchen, this book is for you.