In remote northern UK if a hiker broke legs and lay there, could they be eaten by an eagle or other strong predator, with no help about?
- FLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
They would die of hypothermia and it's possible eagles and crows might then start pecking away at a dead body as would foxes and various rodents.
Some nutters want to introduce wolves to the Uk, bt at the moment, the wildlife will not kill you. (OK adders are venomous but only one person was killed by one in the whole of the 20th century)
- RichardLv 41 month ago
I very much doubt it unless a polar bear decides to take a holiday.
- TSKLv 71 month ago
In Scottish mountains maybe...
- Huh?Lv 72 months ago
No, there aren't any large animals or birds that might attack them while they're still alive. Their bodies would of course be scavenged if they died, by things like crows, foxes, and insects.
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- TavyLv 72 months ago
No, there are no flesh eating animals here. The hiker would phone for help from mountain rescue.
- James BlackleyLv 72 months ago
An eagle would never attack a human to eat him/her, the only time an eagle would attack is if a human were to get to close to the nest, other than that no! Eagles are more content plucking up fish from an ocean/lake/river, they will also eat dead carrion (animals) as well.
The only other strong predator in northern UK would be the Eurasian Bear! They can be aggressive, but that's only because they have poor vision, and would only attack if they are startled. These bears won't attack a human to eat them, actually, there really is no animal on earth that does that.
The biggest threat to human survival would be two things 1) Hypothermia, if the weather is near or below freezing at night 2) If the bone in the leg sunk south and sliced in artery, the person would bleed to death in a matter of minutes.
- Anonymous2 months ago
The hiker will likely die of thirst and hunger or freezing . That is no large predator in the UK. There used to be Eurasian Lynx in the UK but they are extinct on the islands. There are still European wildcats, which are the same species as the house cat but a different subspecies, but they are about the size of a house cat and poses no threat.