Originally posted by Aleister
Originally posted by Idonthaveabeard
Maybe it was trying to kill the man??
Who knows, at the end of the day, if these things are real they are just glorified Gorillas, go walk into a (wild) gorillas territory and see what it
does. Hint, you wont get a hug and a pat on the back...
Neither would you get very hurt, although you'd need some new pants after a big one ran up to you and roared and beat its chest. I don't know if
gorillas have ever killed or badly hurt a human who came up upon them, although I may be wrong.
All wild animals are extremely dangerous and can be a threat to humans, or anything else intruding into their territory. Encountering a very
territorial Alpha Gorilla would almost certainly be bad news for you.
Encountered in the wild, the gorilla will create an 'imaginary line' between themselves and the intruder. The closer the intruder gets to the line,
the more agitated the gorilla will become. Once the gorilla feels the intruder is a real threat to their territory, or their pack, they will charge,
as we've probably all see on TV, and stop just shy of the person.
These actions are intended to, 1st, scare away the intruder, and, 2nd, to assess how the intruder stacks up - the gorilla is sizing the intruder up,
to help him decide whether an attack can be successful.
If the gorilla senses fear, it will probably attack. The gorilla will charge again, but will not stop short of the intruder. It will leap toward the
intruder, trusting that it's weight will knock them to the ground. Once on the ground, the gorilla will begin the 'fight'.
As the intruder lays on the ground, the gorilla will begin pounding on the face/head/throat, inflicting as much trauma as possible in the least amout
of blows, potentially crushing the victim's skull.
Pounding on the face/head/throat may also be accompanied by intense pounding on the intruder's chest/stomache area.
If the gorilla feels that these tactics are not being as successful as desired, it will begin biting the intruder. Generally, the gorilla will bite
off the fingers/hands or toes/feet first. Next, if the attack continues, the gorilla will bite off the nose and ears of the intruder.
If the attack is being performed by the Alpha Male, initially the intruder will only be attacked by that one gorilla. The lower ranking males do not
want the Alpha to feel they are challenging him, so they wait until the Alpha has dominated the attack, then they will join in.
They do not do this for food, it is done for territorial domination. The lower males join in to show-off and to acknowledge their position in the
Gorilla attacks are some of the most brutal and disturbing attacks found in the wild.
The victims are not only found with their toes/feet and fingers/hands bit completely off, they are almost always found with their faces chewed
completely off as well. In more severe attacks, disemboweled corpses are routine.
edit on 15-5-2013 by esteay812 because: (no reason given)