This is a discussion on Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; ............it doesn't........
Maybe the guy is a midget!
It is pardonable to be defeated but never surprised.
2 Ruger alaskan .454s
Imagine a couple/three of those circling closer and closer. Can't think of too many folks that would be able to shrug off the imminent attack.
That wolf has got to be ~150 lbs and nearly 6ft from snout to bum. Paws as large as a small adult hand.
Where's that thread about a recent purchase of a second Ruger Alaskan in .454 ...
"In America, freedom and justice have always come from the ballot box, the jury box, and when that fails, the cartridge box."
-- Steve Symms, US Senator from Idaho, 1990
OK, I'm back at home and on my own computer, lets see if I can get these pictures to come out.........
OK, looks like I figured it out without the help of a 12 yr old kid. These pictures were taken in Wyoming on Christmas Day '08. This is why ranchers don't like wolves.......
I think of falconry for squirrels and wonder whether a wolf might be trained to hunt deer ... or not.
*translation: most folks don't eat them
*so angry she is literally seeing red*
WHY WOULD YOU SHOOT A WOLF FOR SPORT?
Wolves are naturally shy and tend to avoid human contact! 99.9% of the time, they only bite when you're cornered them or challenged them, or threatened puppies of the pack.
Sorry. I advocate hunting and all, but NOT WOLVES. I think these photos are barbaric.
Okay, wait, just read other posts. Were they killed because they were threatening/killing livestock? Ok, that I can see. I thought this was like, just a sport trophy. In which case, I think THAT is barbaric.
Looks to me like the wolf is dead and someone is using him as a prop.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Tendencies vary by circumstance and time, of course.Wolves are naturally shy and tend to avoid human contact!
Humans are two things to animals such as wolves, basically: a predator, to be avoided; a hoarder of food, to be raided. That's understood by animals from rats to bears, and most everything in between. And I doubt any one of them gives a thought to the "honor" of one reason over the other. It's just the way things are. When you're hungry, you find it. When threatened, you defend against it. It's how life works. For all animals.
Alowing only Government Hunters or trappers to do it makes me think of the "Kings Deer".
I apologize, I get overly emotional with dogs and wolves. Clearly if there's a benefit (like they're killing livestock and need to be thinned out) I guess a clean kill shot is better than a trap where they suffer. Like I said. I support hunting. Somehow though, photos of dead dogs or wolves just get a very visceral reaction from me.
Sorry I blew up like that, y'all.