|To: Maurice Winn who wrote (31076)||4/29/2012 9:39:59 PM|
|From: Bilow||2 Recommendations  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 40047|
|Hi Maurice Winn; Re:"Naked in a forest, we are almost perfect food. No horns, teeth, hide, scales, spikes, poisons, camouflage, speedy escape, burrowing, or other self-defence mechanisms."|
Even nekkid, humans are the most vicious predator in the forest. Even juvenile humans are good at throwing rocks. Since a predator cannot afford to lose an eye in return for a meal, they wisely leave humans alone.
When you get up close to them, humans will grab stuff and use it to beat the crap out of you. In addition to rocks humans will use sticks. They seem unnaturally crafty in their selection of these sticks. It seems like they know what they're going to have to do with it and they pick up sticks that are light enough to use quickly but heavy enough to break bones. If they have time, they will sharpen their sticks and stones.
If this weren't enough, when you find one human, a lot of the time you can expect to find a bunch more. The only thing worse than being pelted with rocks by a juvenile human is having a whole troop of them competing to see who is the most accurate. Really, you don't want to go there.
And humans have an unnatural tendency to organize their violence. Say you find a human by itself and you get lucky and sneak up on it and get a meal. Well you'd better head for the hills cause the next thing there will be a whole pack of them after you. And there's lots of other stuff to watch out for. For instance, humans keep animal slaves. They can use these to follow your trail by smell or to carry them at high speed.
And humans are designed to travel long distances more efficiently than any other predator. Even if they can't catch you in a sprint they can just keep tracking you until you fall over with exhaustion. It's really unfair; when you finally wear out one human, you find that its position is taken over by another. Even a 61-year-old humans are amazingly good at eating up the miles. [See Cliff Young who famously won a 544 mile ultra-marathon (Sydney / Melbourne), in the process trimming 2 days off the best time for it:] en.wikipedia.org
No, humans are the most dangerous predator of all. (They're also amazingly graceful at times.)
P.S. Other than that, I agree with you completely on your post.