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Animal Encounters While Running

Through much of the trail running world, dangerous encounters with wild animals are exceedingly rare. However, knowledge of how to deal with animal encounters can give you peace of mind even if you never see such an animal and prepare you just in case you do.

For North American trail runners, we have guides for runner encounters with bears and runner encounters with mountain lions. In reality, you’re far more likely to encounter smaller animals, which is why we have articles outlining first aid for snake bites (in North America) and a guide for running in tick country.

Look below for other articles on running with your dog, as well as the safety and ethics of running through wilderness.

Related Articles

Tick Check: A Guide for Running in Tick Country

A guide for running safely in tick country.

A Trail Runner’s Guide to Mountain-Lion Encounters

A trail runner's guide to mountain-lion encounters.

Trail First Aid: Snakebites in North America

How to treat snakebites that occur on the trail in North America.

Running With The Bears: A Guide For Trail Runners

A how-to for running in places where bears live.
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