posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 07:29 AM
For many years I was a runner. What I discovered was this, I was never armed when meeting critters, was polite and gave way. Like you, I rounded a
corner, came face to face with a big black bear. (this in a wilderness area I had a cabin). Did not get excited, so Mr. Bear went his way and i
Now when you hear one following you as another time, he breaking down brush to catch me, take this seriously, I made it out to the main road quickly
that day, stayed a while. Yes, his prints were overlaid onto mine.
This last was not supposed to happen. A cougar jumped out in front of me, I did not turn away or run further, stood my ground and tried looking bigger
than him, he was big and did not exist, but try telling him that. The DNR claimed there were no cougars on Drummond Island. He stared at me, but
finally decided to go his way.
Now gaters are another story, I have had my wife guard me when I worked on docks and boats in the water with them watching me, their brain is too
primitive trust anything other than instinct to eat.