Though wild animal attacks are often worst-case scenarios that run through our heads while hiking or camping, the fact is that you're more likely to get attacked by a cat or dog than any feral beast. Still, there are real people out there who have narrowly escaped death from the jaws of decidedly non-domesticated animals. These animal attack survivors - whether they intentionally put themselves in danger or were just minding their own business - all have a story to tell.
The following stories - told by people who survived animal attacks - are horrifying real-life tales that involve wild animals terrorizing humans. These animals weren't in captivity, they weren't pets, and they absolutely could have been killers.
An Australian Diver Was Nearly Swallowed By A Great White Shark
An Alaskan Hunter Was Attacked By A Kodiak Bear
A 70-Year-Old Fought Off A Mountain Lion In California
An American Was Gored By The Tusk Of A Protective Elephant
A Tourist Faced A 450-Pound Alligator In Florida
A Kayaker Fought Off A River Otter With Her Paddle