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Originally posted by lonewolf10
this advice works well for bear encounters too.
um, no, i'm not running up to a 7ft 400lb pissed off primate.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
They probably won't eat you.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
You don't know much about sasqui do you? If someone is too excited to hold the camera still when not moving, what makes you think that by chasing it there will be any better footage? 1 of 2 things will happen if you run at the animal...
The majority of the time they will simply run away...People have done this on occassion. Did you think you were the first one to have this idea? You must have never encountered one either huh? Well I have, and I can tell you, you will be lucky to not piss your pants if you get really close to one.
They are more "human" than most animals, but they are still wild animals, therefore unpredictable. The other thing they might do is growl at you and then knock the crap out of you, because they felt you were threatening them. I have heard them growl as well, and it makes you want to poop and pee yourself at the same time. It is that scary.
I have heard others tell their stories, where they had guns, and using the guns never crossed their minds because they were so afraid. Some of them felt that their guns wouldn't have done much damage to it as well. It is very hard to grasp the sheer size of these animals unless you have seen one, and the majority of people haven't.
It just gets very, very old when people constantly ridicule the subject when you KNOW for a FACT that this is a living, breathing animal, and not a myth or story or people having hallucinations or misidentifications. Once you see one up close, you will understand how stupid people sound when they say "oh, it was a bear," or "you're lying..."