Backpacking and hiking can be a fun, relaxing way to spend some quality time outdoors, and every nature lover knows it’s the best way to see critters up close and personal like.
That’s where the trouble begins- getting close to animals that see your presence in their neck of the woods as an intrusion, or a threat.
Bears, snakes, and mountain lions sometimes lash out at uninvited human visitors, and the little guys just love to bite too- spiders, ticks and scorpions are by far the biggest biters of the bunch.
Prepare for what may try to chomp down on you with this fully illustrated infographic created by Backpacker magazine, it’s handy to have around when you’re exploring the great outdoors, and it serves as a colorful reminder of why homebodies like to stay indoors…
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