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09-04-2014, 08:01 PM
RE: Animals you fear.
(09-04-2014 07:52 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(09-04-2014 07:41 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Girly, I've been close to all those animals in the wild you mentioned i.e. hippos, water buffalos, elephants, crocs plus lots of sharks. Only a few times have I felt a shiver up and down my spine.

The one I most vividly recall was when a male lion rose from the tall grass just a few feet from our vehicle (no doors or windows) that we simply didn't know was there. Still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Shocking

I read that the school children in Africa skip past the lions but run like fuck from the hippos. Big Grin

We were escorted twice with armed men while in the bush. Once while on a night safari watching a lion pride hunt and the second when we went to the Maasai River to see the crocs. I asked if the guns were for the crocs and the answer was no, it's for the hippos.

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09-04-2014, 08:03 PM
RE: Animals you fear.
(09-04-2014 08:01 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(09-04-2014 07:52 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I read that the school children in Africa skip past the lions but run like fuck from the hippos. Big Grin

We were escorted twice with armed men while in the bush. Once while on a night safari watching a lion pride hunt and the second when we went to the Maasai River to see the crocs. I asked if the guns were for the crocs and the answer was no, it's for the hippos.

Hippos are deadly. They have large canines and are powerful. Bulls are especially dangerous to approach. A angry bull would mangle you and shit on you.

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09-04-2014, 08:14 PM
RE: Animals you fear.
(09-04-2014 08:03 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  
(09-04-2014 08:01 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  We were escorted twice with armed men while in the bush. Once while on a night safari watching a lion pride hunt and the second when we went to the Maasai River to see the crocs. I asked if the guns were for the crocs and the answer was no, it's for the hippos.

Hippos are deadly. They have large canines and are powerful. Bulls are especially dangerous to approach. A angry bull would mangle you and shit on you.

Yup. I'll tell you how big. I walk into the dining area of one of the camps and there on a table is what I first think is a fucking dinosaur skull! I couldn't believe it was a hippo skull it was so massive! Small T-Rex sized.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hippo_skull_dark.jpg

And don't think hippos are only vegetarians, they will gulp down a nice side of gazelle if they come across one.

http://eng.hrosi.org/?id=22

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09-04-2014, 08:20 PM
RE: Animals you fear.
(09-04-2014 08:14 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(09-04-2014 08:03 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  Hippos are deadly. They have large canines and are powerful. Bulls are especially dangerous to approach. A angry bull would mangle you and shit on you.

Yup. I'll tell you how big. I walk into the dining area of one of the camps and there on a table is what I first think is a fucking dinosaur skull! I couldn't believe it was a hippo skull it was so massive! Small T-Rex sized.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hippo_skull_dark.jpg

And don't think hippos are only vegetarians, they will gulp down a nice side of gazelle if they come across one.

http://eng.hrosi.org/?id=22

Please, Please, don't tell me natural selection is going to make them predators. If so we are all doomed.

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09-04-2014, 10:20 PM
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Bears have traumatized me, they scare me. They also fascinate me.
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09-04-2014, 10:32 PM
RE: Animals you fear.
(09-04-2014 10:20 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  Bears have traumatized me, they scare me. They also fascinate me.

First let me say that I really like your new avatar. Thumbsup

Bears scare the shit out of me too. I took this pic of a sign in Alaska, notice closely what it says under the heading AGITATED BEAR / NOW WHAT?

It says "IF THE BROWN BEAR'S BEHAVIOR SHIFTS FROM AGGRESSIVE TO FEEDING FIGHT BACK"
As in feeding on you! Hobo

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09-04-2014, 10:34 PM
RE: Animals you fear.
Sharks. More specifically, great white sharks.Just those eyes. Blacker than night. No fear, no emotion, all power. And those enourmous rows of teeth send shivers down my spine seeing them about to attack something in pictures and videos. I look at the attacking pics/vids and think, "punch it on the nose to make it not attack you!" then I remind myself, "you have crap-tastic reflexes and it'd bite your hand off and you use those hands for things!" Granted, great white sharks are cool and bad-ass but they scare the living hell out of me. Good thing I'm land locked.

And though I find crocodiles to be fascinating, "Lake Placid" caused me to always swim in fear in lakes. I keep having to turn around to make sure there isn't a giant-ass crocodile. That's what you get for seeing those kinds of scary movies young.

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09-04-2014, 10:44 PM
RE: Animals you fear.
(09-04-2014 10:32 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(09-04-2014 10:20 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  Bears have traumatized me, they scare me. They also fascinate me.

First let me say that I really like your new avatar. Thumbsup

Bears scare the shit out of me too. I took this pic of a sign in Alaska, notice closely what it says under the heading AGITATED BEAR / NOW WHAT?

It says "IF THE BROWN BEAR'S BEHAVIOR SHIFTS FROM AGGRESSIVE TO FEEDING FIGHT BACK"
As in feeding on you! Hobo



Yup! Sounds about right. Bear is acting normal, slowly back out. Bear (catches up) and pokes at you, play dead. Bear starts eating you- you have nothing to lose, fight back (go for the nose and eyes!).

I've only ever had to back off from a bear slowly (then run, ha ha).

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09-04-2014, 10:55 PM
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(09-04-2014 10:44 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  (Avatar is Anna Fisher Smile )

Wow, I didn't know of her until this moment. Thumbsup

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