Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
When Man is the Prey

When Man is the Prey

True Stories of Animals Attacking Humans

Edited by Michael Tougias

St. Martin's Griffin




Since we humans have evolved into the dominant species on this planet, we sometimes fail to recognize--and respect--the ever-present threat posed by the animals we love or fear, hunt or fight to protect. Many of nature's most lethal residents have combative skills that have been honed by millions of years of adaptive survival, and it takes only a second for an otherwise evolved individual to become a helpless victim. WHEN MAN IS THE PREY is a one-of-a-kind collection of real-life encounters between man and beast that explores the uneasy relationship that humanity has with its native habitat. From bears, boars, and black dogs to swimming with sharks and dancing with wolves, the stories in WHEN MAN IS THE PREY offer a fascinating, frightening, and enlightening look at the natural world and its many creatures.


Chapter 1

On a geographical basis, it seems to me a fellow would be hard put to find a more widely distributed form of terrestrial omnivore than bears in general. All sharing remarkably similar characteristics beyond such cosmetic considerations...


Praise for When Man is the Prey

“Tougias's true gift is his ability to plumb the depths of human emotion, to take us ever deeper into the hearts of those who survived the ordeal--and even into the lives of those who did not.” —Spike Walker, bestselling author of COMING BACK ALIVE and WORKING ON THE EDGE

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About the author

Edited by Michael Tougias

MICHAEL TOUGIAS is the author and coauthor of sixteen books, including two bestselling true-adventure and survival books, Ten Hours Until Dawn: A True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do and Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea.

Michael J. Tougias

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