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#16    Mattshark

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 07:49 PM

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How true...people want to show how "manly" they are by picking up rattlesnakes, and when they get tagged, they blame the snake.

Yeah, makes you wonder about some people doesn't it.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:04 PM

Yes...we need more people like Steve Irwin to teach the public about animals.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:08 PM

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How true...people want to show how "manly" they are by picking up rattlesnakes, and when they get tagged, they blame the snake.

When I took a trip to Drumheller we pooked a rattlesnake with a stick, but thats just because I didn't believe it was a rattler. It's a good thing I didn't pick it up. laugh.gif

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:08 PM

That's what provokes strikes...If you see a snake, just walk away.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:17 PM

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I'd tell people to be cautious around any large predator whether it is a shark, lion, dolphin or seal. It is stupid not to. People are attacked by large predators yes, however lion attacks are extremely rare like shark attacks. In fact large herbivores like Hippos, wildebeast etc are far more deadly and kill many more people each year.


It's true.

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On a more serious note, it's a shame so many people are misinformed about sharks. In the last couple of years more research based on them in their natural habitat than has been done than ever before, our understanding of them is changing. They're amazing animals. Contrary to what most people seem to think, they're very intelligent, social too.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:20 PM

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It's true.

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On a more serious note, it's a shame so many people are misinformed about sharks. In the last couple of years more research based on them in their natural habitat than has been done than ever before, our understanding of them is changing. They're amazing animals. Contrary to what most people seem to think, they're very intelligent, social too.

Even the title of that article made laugh. But that was very unlucky for that dwarf.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:23 PM

Hippos kill the most people in Africa every year...More the lions, crocs, elephants, and wildebeest.

Most victims are unsuspecting swimmer, boaters, kayak/canoers, or fisherman. A hippo can easily flip a kayak/canoe/dinghy, and can easily bite through a person with their massive tusks. Hippos are highly aggressive when you invade their territory.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:26 PM

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Hippos kill the most people in Africa every year...More the lions, crocs, elephants, and wildebeest.

Most victims are unsuspecting swimmer, boaters, kayak/canoers, or fisherman. A hippo can easily flip a kayak/canoe/dinghy, and can easily bite through a person with their massive tusks. Hippos are highly aggressive when you invade their territory.

I heard that they are aggressive to other hippos, but not to people. mellow.gif I guesse you do learn something everyday.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:29 PM

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Hippos are highly aggressive when you invade their territory.


It's a shame Od only found out when it was too late.

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I heard that they are aggressive to other hippos, but not to people.  I guesse you do learn something everyday.


On kids shows and cartoons hippos are for some reason always shown to be the friendly 'good guys', not sure why; but it's a misconception.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:30 PM

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It's a shame Od only found out when it was too late.

Imagine your last thoughts being crushed in the mouth of a hippo...

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:38 PM

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Imagine your last thoughts being crushed in the mouth of a hippo...


Such insanely powerful jaws...I don't think it'd be too enjoyable.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:40 PM

People who have survived such attacks say it is their worst memory...It is a horrible place to be in. Such survivors commonly lose limbs from the tusks or infection.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:43 PM

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People who have survived such attacks say it is their worst memory...It is a horrible place to be in. Such survivors commonly lose limbs from the tusks or infection.

I can imagine so, Hippos are terrifying creatures when aggresive.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 09:17 PM

Sharks are so beautiful.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 09:30 PM

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