This is what gets me. When an animal gets killed in nature it's often prolonged and brutal. When hunters kill it's often quick, if they know what
they're doing. Yet who do you think people that are against hunting go after? I just don't get their mindset.
I love animals. I have also worked with them, and done extensive research, particularly with wild canids. I know they don't usually kill quickly -
especially when you've got a pack of wolves bringing down a large beast. It's brutal, but such is the way of life.
But even though I'm used to it, I still find myself wishing for them to kill as quickly as possible. That poor deer. It almost sounds human.
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
A similar story
where a 115 pound doe was found intact in the stomach of a possible new world record alligator taken in Alabama.
The beast was 15 feet long and weighed over 1,000 pounds.
Considering that all the predators were mostly wiped out, which allows the prey species to breed uncontrolled....
What people don't get is that nature isn't nice. It isn't kind and it isn't an easy life. Predators prey upon the young, the old, the sick, the lazy
and the stupid.
People think that it's cute to feed wild animals, especially deer. What they do is habituate them to humans and make them lazy and stupid and
careless. Then along comes a bear....or wolves, or a mountain lion.
Humans tend to take the biggest and strongest of the prey species which most predators would avoid. Which has a bad effect....it takes those strong
genes out of the breeding pool. And then we're left with videos of nature taking it's course and we feel bad about the bear and feel bad for the
I haven't watched the video but if this was nature in my backyard I would take action to chase that bear away or take it down before it got to the
deer...I don't like seeing an animal take another animal out especially if one doesn't stand a chance against the other.
As cruel as it is, bears do hunt deer in the wild, this one just happens to be in someones yard.
I assume by "take it down" you mean kill it.
So then as you say, we'd have one animal(Human) take another animal(Bear) out, to prevent it from taking another animal(Deer) out?
Man already f#%ks with nature far too much as it is, trust me, you're not doing anything great by saving this deer.
The only thing you'd accomplish is killing an innocent bear, saving an innocent deer, or causing the bear to lose out on this meal only to have it
find another outside of your view.
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