Let us start with a simple responsible decision that will not cost you a cent. In fact, it might just save you an unplanned visit to the emergency room:
Be Responsible for your own Safety
Read the Signs and Follow the rules! How many times have you seen people ignore the rules or guidelines provided while traveling? Let us take one example: When you visit Yellowstone National Park there are signs reminding tourists to NOT approach the wildlife. For the last several years, rangers have handed out flyers to each car (now hangtags) at the entrance gates, posted signs near almost every parking lot in the park, and repeated the warnings in the park newspaper. The rule posted to the Yellowstone National Park website:
"Approaching on foot within 100 yards (91 m) of bears or wolves or within 25 yards (23 m) of other wildlife is prohibited."
Yet, tourists can be seen everyday approaching wildlife in an effort to get that memorable photo. Perhaps they do not know how far 25 or 100 yards is from an animal. It might be that tourists do not know how much damage an animal can generate when annoyed by intrusions in their “personal space.”
For those individuals that lull themselves into thinking that these animals are tame, consider the following YouTube video of a Bison attack.