REGARDING 'BE GLAD' BELOW
Linda, I had to make a copy of this and put it on my fridge, as this is so true. Since my first encounter, I was very leery to go back into the woods again, but since I hunt mushrooms commercially and they don't grow in the city, I was forced to go and had two more encounters. The last one was a terrifying experience, where an animal charged us literally coming within 50 feet and showing his canines and screaming at us, like a gorilla would do and charging off.
I haven't slept soundly since that day and dream about it over and over again, wondering just what I would have done if he'd came just a little closer, as I was armed with a 9 mm, but would never shoot one unless I felt I was in danger. I will never camp out again or go to my favorite mountain fishing lakes without someone else and armed, and will always keep seeking the truth from our government who knows they exist, but because of the danger of loss of jobs and revenues, that will never happen. No, I will never sleep soundly again!
Thank you for the great experience. ... Linda Newton-Perry