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Big Horn Ram and Couple
This couple was just hanging out watching the ram and letting it do its thing. Obviously the animal had basically no fear of us humans. Not the best photo but the scale gives you an idea of how close this beast was. I'm sure that between his mass, horns and legs he could have easily kicked some homo sapiens' asses had he been so inclined.

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lcarreauScary...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Seems to be somewhat of a tread in North
America. Wildlife seem to be losing their
fear of humans.

Don't know if that's good or bad..
Posted Dec 16, 2010 10:03 pm

ericnoelRe: Scary...

ericnoel

Hasn't voted

Yeah every once in a while you read the story about someone being gored by a buffalo or bear or what have you. Seems like it often happens in Yellowstone. In my experience, even relatively harmless animals like deer tend to be more aggressive in national parks because they have learned that they are not hunted and that humans will sometimes give them food.
Posted Dec 17, 2010 4:52 am

rebelgrizzHomo Sapiens Morons

rebelgrizz

Voted 10/10

I bet neither one of the morons sitting there had a can of pepper spray!
Posted Dec 16, 2010 10:40 pm

ericnoelRe: Homo Sapiens Morons

ericnoel

Hasn't voted

They might have, since it is grizzly country there. But more likely than not I think you are right, no pepper spray.
Posted Dec 17, 2010 4:50 am

lcarreauRe: Homo Sapiens Morons

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

All they (probably) had was pure luck to
guide them through..

And, LUCK doesn't always win baseball games!
Posted Dec 17, 2010 8:43 am

rebelgrizzRe: Homo Sapiens Morons

rebelgrizz

Voted 10/10

Most of the tourist-types that I see "hiking" in GNP do not carry pepper spray and some of the ones that do have it carry it in a way that is not accessible in the split-second that they might have to get it if they need it.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 1:23 am

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