Depending on where you live, you may come into contact with some of these creatures. If you do, you’ll need to know how to recognise them and what to do if they sting, bite or simply freak you out:
Spiders and spider bites
Spiders and spider bites (gallery)
Scorpions and scorpion stings
Snakes and snake bites
Expert snake advice for parents
Bugs and bug bites
Bluebottles and bluebottle stings
The risk is probably miniscule, but these bigger beasts may come into contact with humans from time to time. Would you know how to react?
Are sharks a danger to your kids?
Now that you and your kids are safe in the wild, you may have concerns about safety around pets and other animals in the home. Most dogs are great pets, but not all dogs cope well around children (or children around dogs). You will need to teach you kids how to handle animals with care and respect.
Here are some tips on handling pet animals:
5 deadly pets for kids
Bad dogs for kids
Are dangerous dogs really dangerous?
Would you adopt a dangerous dog?
Top 5 family pets
11 tips for when dog meets baby
Don’t get us wrong, we do love animals! To prove it, here’s a delightful video of babies laughing at dogs to make you smile:
Babies laughing hysterically at dogs via Youtube/FunnyPlox
Does your child love nature?