I’m always amazed when someone interacts with a wild animal and is then surprised when they eventually get hurt. Oh, it might take years. Just ask Roy Horn, of Siegfried and Roy, or Steve Irwin, if he had survived the sting ray barb and was able to tell his tale. People don’t seem to grasp that wild animals are always wild, as much as we’d like to think we’re making a connection.
There are too many stories to tell.
- The guy who decided to break into Sea World and go swimming nude with the killer whale, and was found dead on the whale’s back the next morning.
- The guide who would take people swimming with sharks and liked to show off by kissing them, who eventually got his lips bitten.
- The many “snake charmers” of the world who are missing fingers or are now deceased.
- The tourists at Yellowstone who have been attacked by bison.
- The many people who have been trampled by elephants.
- The geniuses who think they can win a wrestling match with an alligator.
And yet you hear about these things happening again and again and again, and the fools always seem to be taken by surprise. How is that possible? I don’t get it.
Yeah, this is most likely photoshopped, but you get the point.
[Image credit: gremlindog.com]