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Old 08-27-2017, 07:05 PM
Location: West Coast U.S.A.
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Originally Posted by NJmmadude View Post
The bear was euthanized and this generated the same tiresome arguments about people encroaching on their territory, let the bears live, etc. Then the attacks on the victim started, he deserved to die more than the bear, he taunted the bear by taking cell phone pictures, etc. Sickness. What people fail to realize (and I know that you do) is that bear behavior is learned. If a bear observes another bear chase down and kill a human, it will do the same thing.
That's the Disney effect. It's caused by watching things like Bambi and Pocahontas while growing up instead of spending time in the great outdoors.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:42 AM
Location: NW Nevada
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The man eating (true killers and eaters of people) isn't really a phenomena that has seriously plagued N America. It seems to be far more of a problem with the really big cats in Africa and India. With large populations of people living primitively smack dab in the areas populated by these cats the temptation seems obvious.

Today these people , sanctioned by government or not, kill cats that start hanging around and one person taken is more than enough provocation. In looking around at modern statistics on man eaters I found an article that said Kenyan people in the Tsavo region kill more than 100 lions a year that have killed a human and these killings go unreported for the most part. Most of the man eater data comes out of Africa.

Overall when it happens anywhere we here in the US don't hear about it. It doesn't make headlines. You have to dig to find out much.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:41 PM
Location: Near Falls Lake
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If you haven't read them, the stories by Jim Corbett involving the hunting of man-eating cats in India are fascinating. Sometimes he was the hunter and at other times he was the hunted.
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