posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 01:30 AM
reply to post by jpm1602
The clip reinforces my point (as well as mysterychicken's) that people who live around such creatures are more well informed about their actual
behavior. Obviously, the girl in the clip is not overly concerned about the Komodo. If she had never been around them, you would definitely not
expect her to be so complacent about it's presence. Then again, it's a reminder that one should never become too
Personally, I would be TERRIFIED to be within 20 yards of an alligator in the wild, but my perception has been greatly influenced by the media and the
movies I have seen. When in reality, people who are more accustomed to them are not likely to experience the same amount of fear.
I was lucky enough to have shared 17 years of my life with a 70% hybrid wolf. She was so amazingly gentle and loving of everyone she came into
contact with. Yet my studies of wolves over the years brought me to the realization of how folklore, media and misunderstanding have demonized the
wolf in our culture. If I were ever to encounter a wolf in the wild, the last thing on my mind would be fear.
This is one of my "hot button" topics. The media in general has caused so much fear and misunderstanding of so many species, for what, to sell a
few more newspapers? To get a few more website hits? To sell a few more box office reciepts?
Thank god for so many fine nature documentaries which counter general hype with actual fact.
Wow... Didnt really mean to get off onto such a tangent here....sorry JitB.