posted on Oct, 10 2004 @ 05:54 AM
Originally posted by LordBaskettIV
is highly interesting IMHO.Those types of tactics are very similar to covert millitary ops.
SAS are wearing ape suits in the field now?
It's hardly that interesting or unique. If you and three friends were walking in the woods and came across a large lifeform that you have never seen
before, wouldn't you run away? It's quite natural to retreat from something which may be a threat and it doesn't take a large brain to trigger
A human being can scatter a whole family of mountain gorillas merely by walking up to them. It's a risk - there has been an instance where one guy
literally lost his head when he ran up to a browsing family. But in general, primates will retreat when confronted by something strange.
The fact that this incident occured in a part of the world where white faces are an oddity probably contributed to the halt of the attack.
What would be interesting is to research the comparison between these new primates and those already known. Chimpanzees are known to be able to use
tools and are regarded as the cleverest of apes after man. It would be quite something if these animals were up in the league with chimps in the brain
stakes - unfortunately the retreat proves nothing.
The rumours of lion killing are interesting though. It opens the question as to how they hunt. There does seem to be a comparison with chimps, as they
also stalk their prey silently.