Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:49:51 PM
@CrakrJak, I hope you found something else to keep you busy and happy. and to be sure. i really mean that.
i've handled scorpions, spiders, which was the biggest personal victory being a former arachnophobiac, but then living in oz kinda forces you to deal with that one :D and various deadly snakes (a red belly black snake was an amazing experience), had to deal with a small/medium (thank god) feral pig once. that scared the drat out of me, more then the snakes. there is a bunch of other potentialy deadly creatures i bumped into on my travels on this awsome planet. but had the good fortune of not having to handle those and walk/ swim away alive.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:04:11 PM
Bears tend to climb trees only when they're frightened. That little bear was obviously scared of the larger one and was chased up the tree only to discover a couple of hunters. It was probably effing terrified. That`d be like running from a rabid dog and locking yourself in a house full of zombies.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:26:53 PM
MrOrange: I've held a tarantula, a scorpion and killed a rattlesnake with a machete (then handled it). Not extremely dangerous perhaps, but all could`ve been hazardous. I`ve never been that close to a live bear, but then again I`ve handled a live hellbender, which is extremely rare (and which is no longer legal to do).
I`m not a big outdoors man now, because I`m disabled, but I would like to go deer or turkey hunting again.
I don`t consider it `unsporting` for mankind to use it`s brain to make tools to kill animals with. The guys that do it barehanded are just nuts.