Post by Dan the Man Post by Dan the Man
If they do this, I hope they put playing cards in the wheels. We MUST have noise!
Wow, I once heard a similar story about a wolf in the American West.
There's a debate among biologists about wolves and the danger they pose to humans. One researcher had to ear-tag some wolf cubs, and to his own surprise was able to reach into a den and take out each cub, while the mother circled some distance off and whined, but did not attack. But a hungry pack (they are pack-centred) might well run down a human if no other prey was available. There have been fatal wolf attacks on humans.
BTW, when dangerous cougars have been killed for pursuing humans, they are almost always found to have empty stomachs with only water and minimal scraps; an attack on a human is a desperate starvation-caused last resort.
An experienced hunter/trapper here said
"They are so shy and jumpy that you never know what the cougar's going to do, and in my opinion the cougar itself doesn't know what it's going to do!"