Real cameras with telephoto lenses could have avoided this

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greenmanphoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,909
Re: Really?

LoneTree1 wrote:

greenmanphoto wrote:

LoneTree1 wrote:

Montana Floozie wrote:

The short focal length in most phone cameras contributes to the problem by drawing visitors into unsafe distances, but the problem is the general public perception of the risk -- despite all the signs. If people were as wary of bison as they are of rattlesnakes there would be fewer incidents.

Fear of snakes is endemic, probably good because most people can't tell a constrictor from a venomous snake. But plant eaters kill more people every year than carnivores do every 10 years.


Got something to back up that statement? I am...skeptical, at best.


Hippos are the worst.


Ah. I was thinking you were making a DIFFERENT sort of statement regarding dietary choices of some folks. My mistake.

Yes, hippos are VERY aggressive, and VERY deadly! FAR more so than people realize. Rhinos can be pretty deadly, as well, largely due to their poor eyesight, compounded by a grumpy nature, as I understand it.


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