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How to Survive Common Animal Attacks

Because being mauled by a bear is a horrible way to die

Artwork: © Carlyn Beccia |

When most survivors describe animal attacks, it is usually one tiny detail that made the difference between life and death. In Eric Nerhus’ case, it was his abalone chisel.



Exploring animal welfare, animal care, and the human-animal bond.

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Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact: