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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:49 PM
Abramelin, on 05 August 2012 - 01:48 PM, said:
I think they have associated us with food from the moment we left the trees, lol.
If we look at the Borneo jungle they considered us as food even before we left the trees. Occasionally an ape falls into the water.
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The most dangerous views of the world are from those who have never seen it. ~ Alexander v. Humboldt If you want to bulls**t me please do it so that it takes me more than a minute to find out
DON'T FEED THE ALLIGATORS!! This happen not to far south of me. Idiot, the guy is a tour boat captain, he knows it is against the law and why. When you feed them they associate humans with food. They don't know the difference between your hand and a fish. Your hand is just a bonus. You don't even have to have a fish, just resting your hand on the side of the boat can cause one to attack, especially if they've been feed. On top of that he put all those people in danger. Gators can jump high enough to land in the boat or overturn the boat. I have seen them jump at gator farm shows. I think they were lenient with him. Once a gator has been getting food from humans they become very dangerous and authorities have no choice but to kill them. Feeding a gator is a death sentence for the gator.
I know a man in Gainesville, Florida (yes, the land of the University of Florida Gators) who had his arm removed by an alligator. This particular gator lived in a lake at a popular botanic garden and had lived in the lake many years, causing no trouble, and the man knew it was there. Then one day while working near the pond the gator lunged from the water and grabbed him, pulling him into the lake (presumably to drown him). By poking the gator in the eyes and hitting it, it let go, but not before going into a spin and tearing off his arm. The gator was killed which is standard procedure for any gator that attacks humans. Surgeons were not able to reattach the arm as it was mangled and he has a metal hook type hand now. He holds no hatred for the gator and said it was just doing what a gator does. But this is what happens when a gator is habituated to humans and why it is extremely dangerous to feed them; then they associate humans with food. Most people who live near them do everything they can to make them afraid of humans so they run from you and not think of you as dinner. That way they live and you live.