Filming is supposed to be done using safe practices, like working from a cage or vehicle so the brown eyes can't get to you and so they don't get hurt either. Doing it some other way often doesn't work out well.
Cases in point.....
One big city animal lover went to Africa some years ago to visit the lovely lions.
He told no one what he intended since he was a big city Lefty and didn't need advice.
He drove out to the wild and set up a camera to film his "interaction" with his beloved lions.
Now imagine you're that countries official who has to ask his family what they want done with the film of their relative being literally eaten alive by a pride of lions.
Then there was Bear Boy a few years ago.
He went to Alaska to "Be one" with the wonderful grizzly bears.
After communing with the bears the absolute jerk brought his girlfriend up to also visit the bears.
They were both eaten alive.
When the state game wardens arrived to try to recover what remains were left, a bear charged them the instant they stepped off the bush plane.
They opened up with two Remington 870 shotguns loaded with 00 buckshot and a .40 caliber pistol, killing the bear.
They were ticked off because they'd had to risk their lives and they had to kill a bear.
The bear had been convinced by Bear Boy that humans were just another meal.
Working around dangerous animals at close range is not recommended, but Hollywood has done a bit of it in years past when shooting animals for a film was still politically good.
An interesting bit is in the movie "The Last Hunt" with Stewart Granger and Robert Taylor.
This is a story about a professional buffalo hunter in the 1800's who's approached by a man wanting to learn the job.
Turns out he's a kill crazy nut
He gets his in an interesting way at the end.
In any case, there's a very short bit of film of a pro hunter or stunt man shooting a charging buffalo at close range with a pistol.
He's using a double action revolver of some sort, and was probably backed up by someone with a rifle.
You have to watch close because it's a very short bit.
A lot of people can't live in the inner cities anymore so to escape they move out to the surrounding countryside, bringing with them their politics and lack of knowledge of "flyover" county.
We often have to explain that the cute raccoon hanging around the back yard can turn into a monster with razor teeth and claws without warning, and that Fluffy the cat or Sparky the dog are a nice snack for a coyote or hawk.
The advice to stay away from the wild life is often ignored because they KNOW they're sweet, peaceful little creatures because they watch Disney channel.
The advice that if they want to stay safe they should buy a, you know, GUN is met with horror and outrage at those country goons who murder Bambi.