I am a sheepdog. If the wolf is looking for a fight, I will be the one to give it to him. I do not assume that eye contact will avert the potentially bad situation. It may set the wolf off and start a fight. OK. I would much rather he fight me than one of the sheep I am sworn to protect. My reasoning does not necessasarily apply to the average citizen. I am paid to fight the wolf, so you do not have to. If he is a scavenger rather than a predator, he will move along. If he is a strong wolf, he will fight. If he is that strong, he will have predated on sheep before so he needs a fight. I am a big, strong, well trained sheepdog and WILL give him the fight of his life. I am not perfect, I could lose. If I lose, it will be in an attempt to protect the herd. Unchecked and unchallenged, the wolf will become increasingly bold until the herd is decimated. I cannot allow that to happen. I will lay down my life to protect the herd if I must.