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Originally posted by mrwupy
Being stalked will damn near stop your heart. The closest i've come to it was walking home one night, I suppose I was about 27 or 28 years old and I had to pass thru a section of road that had woods on both sides, but keep in mind this was in the city and it was just an undeveloped dark stretch.
As I was walking thru something in the woods on the other side of the road started walking alongside me. I did not know what it was, I could only hear the footsteps as it walked among the leaves and branches. It kept pace with me right up until I made it to the next street where there were street lights, and there it stopped.
It could have been a wino or a teenager just trying to freak me out, but it was a very scary experiance. It lasted only for the few minutes that I walked that dark corridor. That few minutes lasted for hours though. I wasn't about to run I just kept walking and waiting for what ever it was to jump out and attack me. It never did.
Like I said, It was in the city so I doubt it was a wild animal, but it was still a scary experiance.
Originally posted by Vekar
Being stalked? No one has ever stalked me. However that is why you should always have combat training and always carry something sharp that you KNOW how to use. However here is a story I got from a cousin who was hunting, not being stalked is not the ONLY thing that makes your heart stop apparently...
Racoon hunting (Ohio, I moved over 15 years ago), my cousin and his friend were out and walking along with a search light on some farmers land and heard snarling. Well they used their spotlight to target and turns out some wolves had brought down a cow and were not too happy about them being there, my cousin said they didnt even think about it they just dropped the light and ran took off like bats out of hell. My cousin said he was going under a fence (their truck was just outside of the fence line) and his friend jumped the 5ft fence with one leap. Before anyone says anything about hunting with rifles, a single shot rifle vs several POED wolves who are not backing down does not cut it, especially when one person is holding a light. Wolves go in packs remember?
First lesson of being stalked: keep your cool, stalkers thrive off of fear, you loose your cool they already have the advantage. Just knowing they are THERE is working against them, then keeping your cool destroys any hopes they have of a sneak attack. The next is just who is faster and has the best weapon.
Just so you know: I have always been the one stalking animals and people not the other way around. Predator not prey. Good kind of predator though.
[edit on 25-2-2007 by Vekar]
Originally posted by groingrinder
I have been followed by Black Bears when I was coming back to camp with fish. I left the fish. I sure am glad there are no Grizzly Bears in my part of the country. Here people get mauled by Black Bears by doing stupid things like keeping food inside their tents instead of up in a tree.
Originally posted by RedDanDoc
are grizzly bears more fearsome than black bears ? pity about your fish ! bleedin thieves