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Re: Possums (A Challenge)
On 5/5/05, Phil Bigelow <email@example.com> wrote:
> Playing dead sometimes works for humans who are being attacked by bears,
> provided that the bear isn't hungry. The problem is that most humans
> aren't mind readers. I also suspect that few possums are mind readers.
At Gila National Forest, New Mexico I read a bulletin posted about
dealing with bears that recommended actually fighting back if you are
attacked and cannot get away. I guess the reasoning is that bears are
lazy and may not take on a large animal if it looks like it's going to
cause any trouble. (Incidentally, this is the exact same advice I've
seen given for dealing with rapists.)
Umm ... DINOSAURS DINOSAURS DINOSAURS!!!