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Re: Fight or flight?

>At least in the case of rhinos this is at least partly curiosity,
>not aggression.  Rhinos have *very* poor vision, and will sometimes
>chase after something to try to see it.  If the target runs away,
>they run after, and then they are going too fast to stop.
>swf@elsegundoca.attgis.com             sarima@netcom.com

Having been, on one memorable occasion, the object of a Black Rhino's
"curiosity" (while in a vehicle, thank heavens), I can tell you that while
this behaviour may not, indeed, be meant as a threat, it certainly has the
capability (for this bipedal primate at least) to scare the living s*** out
of you.
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