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Well recently a man who did documentaries of bears was killed along with his girlfriend and both were eaten. The bear actually ran up into their tent and did the deed.

The same thing happened with a saltwater croc. It was looking at a group of people as they camped by the lake. Then in the dead of night crawled up into the tent grabbed one and tried to drag them into lake before being killed.

As for mountain lions. I remember hearing stories of grown men being killed and dragged up rocky trails to be eaten by a single cat. After seeing how easily they can dispatch someone I don't think most people could put up a fight. We just aren't equipped to fight back.


Well, a grizzly is certainly unbeatable just fighting unarmed. I do remember reading about that couple getting killed. They were camping out near a lot of migrating grizzlies during salmon season or something, if I remember right. Maybe not the best idea.

I'm not sure if mountain lions are strong enough to go after people. They mostly get children or people alone in the desert who probably suffered heat stroke beforehand, seems like.

I don't respect crocodiles much. Humans have an easier time dragging them out of their rivers and eating them than the other way around, I think.

A lot of creatures kind of have the same threat level as a pit viper. It could kill someone who isn't careful. Only a few animals, like leopards and tigers, pose a threat along the lines of killing hundreds of humans over their lifetime.
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I know you can't swim in most bodies of water (man-made or natural) because of these guys.





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Law of Florida waters: if there's water, there's likely a gator.
In fishing I contend with gators and sharks.
Yet there are many other poisonous and venomous critters out there that I'd rather stay away from, but they won't gobble me up as easily.
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MysticGon wrote:
Well recently a man who did documentaries of bears was killed along with his girlfriend and both were eaten. The bear actually ran up into their tent and did the deed.

The same thing happened with a saltwater croc. It was looking at a group of people as they camped by the lake. Then in the dead of night crawled up into the tent grabbed one and tried to drag them into lake before being killed.

As for mountain lions. I remember hearing stories of grown men being killed and dragged up rocky trails to be eaten by a single cat. After seeing how easily they can dispatch someone I don't think most people could put up a fight. We just aren't equipped to fight back.


Well, a grizzly is certainly unbeatable just fighting unarmed. I do remember reading about that couple getting killed. They were camping out near a lot of migrating grizzlies during salmon season or something, if I remember right. Maybe not the best idea.

I'm not sure if mountain lions are strong enough to go after people. They mostly get children or people alone in the desert who probably suffered heat stroke beforehand, seems like.

I don't respect crocodiles much. Humans have an easier time dragging them out of their rivers and eating them than the other way around, I think.

A lot of creatures kind of have the same threat level as a pit viper. It could kill someone who isn't careful. Only a few animals, like leopards and tigers, pose a threat along the lines of killing hundreds of humans over their lifetime.


You live in Atlanta, a big ass city that's a clusterfuck of traffic and people. With all due respect, where is the validity in your argument? I don't think mountain lions, grizzly bears, or crocodiles live there. And I don't remember learning that mountain lions live in the desert. I live in the swamp so I've got my redneck license even though I don't talk/look inbred or drive a pickup truck.. Alligators and crocodiles can kill you in one snap if you're lucky. If you're not lucky, they'll drown you in a death roll. As for bears, I visit the Great Smoky Mountains yearly and have the luxury of going through Atlanta.. Plenty of tourists mauled or eaten by black bears. Also have a lot of wolves, coyotes, rattlers, poisoness spiders, and other friendly critters. Practically anything can kill us in the wild. Man was prime hunter of the forest back in the primordial days of Neanderthals. Now we're skinnier, less hairy, weaker versions with a bigger brain and prefrontal cortex. One could say we've traded our durability to become more intelligent. But even back then, we were still pretty vulnerable.
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I've lived near Atlanta, near Houston, and near Starkville in my life. The family land in Mississippi was the most swampy, but I certainly never encountered anything more dangerous than an alligator. Well, actually, I suppose a cottonmouth is more dangerous, even if it can be killed by a farm cat easily. I have seen black bears while touring around Blue Ridge Parkway, but we didn't get them on our land.

Anyway, mountain lions live in America's deserts. And forests, swamps, mountains, wherever people haven't wiped them out. They're not really bigger or stronger than a man in decent shape, not like a jaguar is.

Humans mainly evolved to endure extreme heat and run down prey over long distances. Intelligence is just a happy side effect of efficient predators. Compared to a Neanderthal, well, the Sabretooths have taken a similar evolutionary direction. Everything is a bit smaller, not just humans. We didn't really trade anything for our intelligence. The human body can pack a good amount of muscle, so an animal really has to be as big or bigger to beat a human. Naturally, for the stereotypical 90 lbs weakling that's laughed at by jockeys, it would seem like most things could kill a human, but I think most people even in this relaxed society still have a bit more brawn than that.

But yeah, alligators are just food for bigger creatures, like us. But, of course, someone unfit and incautious can always find some way to get killed.

Edit: Actually, I did look up a bit about alligators. Apparently, they can be much bigger farther south from where I lived in Mississippi. They can certainly take on a human if they're big enough, I'll give you that.
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Kavalion wrote:

I've lived near Atlanta, near Houston, and near Starkville in my life. The family land in Mississippi was the most swampy, but I certainly never encountered anything more dangerous than an alligator. Well, actually, I suppose a cottonmouth is more dangerous, even if it can be killed by a farm cat easily. I have seen black bears while touring around Blue Ridge Parkway, but we didn't get them on our land.

Anyway, mountain lions live in America's deserts. And forests, swamps, mountains, wherever people haven't wiped them out. They're not really bigger or stronger than a man in decent shape, not like a jaguar is.

Humans mainly evolved to endure extreme heat and run down prey over long distances. Intelligence is just a happy side effect of efficient predators. Compared to a Neanderthal, well, the Sabretooths have taken a similar evolutionary direction. Everything is a bit smaller, not just humans. We didn't really trade anything for our intelligence. The human body can pack a good amount of muscle, so an animal really has to be as big or bigger to beat a human. Naturally, for the stereotypical 90 lbs weakling that's laughed at by jockeys, it would seem like most things could kill a human, but I think most people even in this relaxed society still have a bit more brawn than that.

But yeah, alligators are just food for bigger creatures, like us. But, of course, someone unfit and incautious can always find some way to get killed.

Edit: Actually, I did look up a bit about alligators. Apparently, they can be much bigger farther south from where I lived in Mississippi. They can certainly take on a human if they're big enough, I'll give you that.


Yeah... a 12-footer can weigh close to half ton. The fact that they have strong jaws, low center of gravity and slide down an embankment after grabbing you... There isn't much you can do to fight back. Jamming something into its eye can help, but you better get it in there before the death rolls start. That's when things start coming off.
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Maneaters are only interessting in anime if they look like a sexy 18-25 years young girls... with hungry eyes that want to eat you, but fight with themselves to not do it, because they want to be your friend as well...
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nemoskull wrote:

meh, i feel safer in the forrest surrounded by moutain lions, wolfs, bigfoot and what not then i do in the city. all they want to do is eat you. humans scare me much more.


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That's why I love (most of) Florida. Anything could, would, and might eat you!


I know you can't swim in most bodies of water (man-made or natural) because of these guys.





Nah that's not true, I live in florida. The alligators usually wont bother you as long as you don't bother them, There is a lot of natural places to swim in Florida, lakes, springs (we have some nice springs). Virtually all animals are afraid of humans.
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Maneaters you say?

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