The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148455   Message #3450097
Posted By: Greg F.
10-Dec-12 - 09:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Coyote Problems?
Subject: RE: BS: Coyote Problems?
And finally gnu-

Where did you get the impression I don't know the difference between what used to be called in my bilology/taxonomy classes canis latrans and canis lupus? Certainly nothing I've posted here suggests any such thing.

Similarly, what is your assertion that I "approve of that twit's behaviour" based on? I didn't comment on the video AT ALL, pro or con. But for your information, yes, I think the guy is a real asshole.

In point of fact, 99% of the interactions between wild animals and humans that result in injury to humans are the result of the human acting the asshole in one way or another.

As for "dangerous" animals in the woods, in 50 years of hunting and extended backpack camping in NY, VT, NH, northern ME, and elsewhere in the lower 48, I've had serious problems that might have resulted in injury with only two species: domestic dogs and humans. The latter were considerably more dangerous. Oh yeah, and once I got too close to a porcupine - but that was entirely my own fault.

In general, I've always been amused that a good number of the rough-and-tough, brawny woodsman types are actually afraid of wild animals.
Perhaps THEY should saty out of the woods, or move to the cities.