In reply to posts by randyvs, woodsmom,www.abovetopsecret.com...
Your stories about dogs and bears are very interesting as eye contact
was made. This is when the animal decides what to do. Attack or
flight. If you can relate to the animal, confidently look about and
decide what you want to do - encroach on the animal or try to get
away. If the animal appears to be interested in you then speaking
commanding words and using your arms to signal can make it
less confident you are an easy opponent. This will give the chance
to get away.
Once I stood up to a German Shepard by ordering it down I was
able to pass. In the woods I encountered moose twice. One was
a mother and calf, no more than 2 feet tall. As I approached the
mother moose stiffened up. The moose was huge - 10 feet tall with
long legs. I stood still and the mother moose took off up the hill into
the woods leaving the baby moose behind. While we went past the
baby moose we petted it's head, having some small straight hairs,
and it didn't seem to bother it. Going away up the hill I looked back
for the mother but I did not see it - I am sure it returned.
The second moose was up on a hill just on the edge of the deeper
woods. It turned to look at me. It was huge with a jet black hide and
5 foot long antlers. Well I didn't want it to charge at me. It was just
making sure we didn't have any weapons that could hurt it as it
sauntered into the woods.
Animals, insects and molecular life are smart because they have brains
or nerve centers programmed for a certain behavior. Bears, the largest
carnivorous beast on land and are something more serious. If you do
see a bear, move away. If one sees you, that is more difficult of a
situation, running isn't always the best idea. A large gun is smart to
have in bear country. If the bear you meet is 200 lb. or more it can
inflict serious injury, so it is best not to surprise it. Don't let it see you
if possible and if it does approach yell and wave your arms. Then pull
out the gun if it still approaches. Bears are fearsome and the black
bear is becoming more common. Black bears are dangerous because
they can weight twice that of a person, large boars may reach 600
lbs. No bear should be allowed to live free or without confinement.
Plague rats, fleas, eagles and falcons, and bears should not be allowed
edit on 14-4-2016 by Drawsoho because: (no reason given)