Love it.

  • givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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    1 month ago

    People just assume if you can walk up to a wild animal, it’s tame.

    To a bison, killing a human is like swatting a fly. Well, easier than swatting a fly. We’re a bigger target

    We’re not a threat, we’re not food, we’re just a potential annoyance. Dumb enough to get close to a calf, and then you’re really fucked. It’s like picking a bare knuckle fight with a wrecking ball.

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      1 month ago

      For another comparison do a Google image search of “Arnold in his prime”. Now imagine seeing a dude who looks like that and being told “be careful, that guy has no concept of human laws or morality, he won’t go out of his way to kill you but if he did it wouldn’t bother him one bit. Also he doesn’t speak English.”.

      I think most would be pretty unlikely to just walk up and run their fingers through that dude’s hair. But Arnold in his prime only weighed 240 lbs. An adult male bison can weigh anywhere from 1000 to 2200 lbs.

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        1 month ago

        But Arnold in his prime only weighed 240 lbs.

        That can’t be right.

        That might be his cut weight for bodybuilding, but in his acting days (what people think of) he had to have been more.

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    1 month ago

    Why idiots think they can just walk up to a wild animal (regardless of sizes) and do whatever they want?

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      I worked in Yellowstone for a season. People are idiots and despite being told that the animals are wild beasts and we’re just visiting their home, they think these animals are tame when they wander into civilization.

      They’re not. They never will be.

      Being late for work because of wild life is common, and while verified, no one gets shit for it.

      One day I had to call my boss and say I’d be late because there was a bison blocking the exit of my employee dorm. She just said be safe and get in when you can. Bison wandered off 5 minutes later and I went into my shift. All good, no further questions.

      When the local elks gave birth and nested in Mammoth Hot Springs for the first week of their babies lives, it was super hectic and crazy. The elk moms were vicious. Went to pop out for a smoke during my shift, and rapidly realized the usual spot was no longer friendly. Employee rules were relaxed and smoking in front of the hotel was allowed, briefly, because safety was paramount.

      In the same time span, me and a few friends were walking back from the employee pub to our dorms and we ended up getting trapped on the loading dock for the employee cafeteria, because elk don’t climb stairs. We had to be rescued by rangers because we were essentially besieged by a vicious (protective) elk.

      But you can’t stop a foreign tourist from putting a baby on top of a wild bison if they don’t understand English. You can just call the local ranger station to send out rangers to try to keep people safe.

      As a side note, national parks are FEDERAL land. Everything is handled in a federal court house, with federal charges, and rangers most certainly are federal LEOs. This includes being stupid with the wild life.

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      24 days ago

      Because they’re so removed from the reality of how animals can be, that they just assume they can. They’ll happily dive into a pod of sperm whales just to get a good insta shot, having no idea about how bad of an idea that is.

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    1 month ago

    Oooh I like this a lot, it is more than the usual ‘have the confidence of a straight white man’ or smth I see which hehe fun and empowering but at the expense of an entire gender.

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      Dunno, people like this have no grip of reality rather than massive confidence. But I guess same can be said about the white man joke.

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        1 month ago

        Both can be true at the same time babe

        You don’t deserve downvotes for your statement though. It’s not like you were being contrary or intentional obtuse just contributing to the discussion.

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      1 month ago

      “have the confidence of a straight white man” is not at the expense of an entire gender, unless one considers white men who are straight to be the only men.