Originally Posted by Marlinman
Shoobee if you are so against Marines then why in the sam hell is your avatar the Marines highest honor?
I never said I was against the Marine Corps, or the Army, or the Navy, or anybody else.
They each need guys who are willing to shoot and kill anything that moves though. You can help them out, if that's your thing. Right now there is a war in Afghanistan. You can help out, if you're up for it.
I say, leave the animals alone, unless you are planning to eat one of them, or if they are eating your sheep. And even with sheep, you are going to be better off with trapping than with shooting.
Conflicts and encounters with dangerous wild animals in the woodlands are mostly all about misunderstandings between the two species, us and them.
I would not consider a wolf nor a black bear dangerous. Both of these species normally back down against a human male opponent. These are very smart animals. Almost human. They can read your body language, and your face, just like a poker player can.
Lions and grizzlies are dangerous however, although I would never shoot one on sight. Only a r-e-d-n-e-c-k would think of doing so.
The biggest documented actual problem that we face in our societies is foolish women who go jogging alone. This is getting the lions and wolves in trouble. And that's not even the lions' and wolves' fault.
And the sword, no big deal, to me. I wore that sword several times, during my tour, for 6 years. On my left side. The .45 ACP I wore on the other side, when I wore that, which was more often than the sword.