The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: The many ways to die

- The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
- The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /
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- The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
– The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 8 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

One thing I’ve learned from watching The Walking Dead is that there’s many ways to die in a zombie apocalypse, and, you have to know how to avoid them.

The last few weeks, I’ve been trying to impress upon you some of the things you need to know about hostiles, the dead, even ourselves, in a zombie apocalypse. Crucial though these things are, they are but a fraction of all the things you need to know.

Particularly when I think of hostiles and zombies, I think of how dangerous they can be to your survival (Which I will discuss a little later), yet, I soon start to remember all the other things that can potentially put an end to your quest for survival.

So, that is what I’m going to focus on this week: The most common threats you’ll face in a zombie apocalypse and why these things will be so lethal, especially when you might not have even thought of them before the zombie apocalypse set it.

I think I’ll start with something simple…

1) “Do NOT feed the animals!”

Shiva - The Walking Dead - AMC
Shiva – The Walking Dead – AMC /

If we’re being honest with ourselves, “animal attacks” are, probably, not something you really concern yourself with that much, unless you live in or travel through areas high in populations of large predators, or dangerous herbivores, like moose or hippos.

However, once a zombie apocalypse hits, this problem can become a much larger threat than you ever may have anticipated.

With civilization crumbling, the relationship between us and the rest of the animal kingdom changes; To avoid the dead, we have to delve deeper into their domain, and the animals, meanwhile, after feeding on so many things that look like us, suddenly don’t find us quite so scary anymore.

Whether it’s wolves, bears, mountain lions, jaguars, alligators, or whatever dangerous animals live in your area, you can not assume that you are safe from them; As time wears on, they’ll become less and less afraid of people, and see us more and more as food, the more they see us as food, the more they’ll start trying to hunt us.

Oh, and before I forget, even animals that aren’t wild, per se, can become a threat to us, too. With so many people dead, their dogs will have no one to look after them, and the more independent amongst them will start fending for themselves, and, just like the wild animals, by eating the dead, they’ll start seeing us as food, too.