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'Look Big' and Other Wildlife Encounter Tips

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If on your morning hike a curious coyote starts shadowing you and your dog, wave your arms, make eye contact and yell. But if you’re among elephant seals, the best course is to whisper and keep your distance. These are among the many tips Rachel Levin offers in “Look Big,” a guide to surviving encounters with creatures of all kinds, from mountain lions to mosquitoes. We’ll talk about when in nature to stand tall and when to stand down. We want to hear from you: tell us about your scariest — or funniest — wildlife encounters.

Rachel Levin,
author, “Look Big”
Alison Hermance, communications director, Wildcare
Terry Gosliner, senior curator of invertebrate zoology and geology, California Academy of Sciences


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