America already has a lot of dangerous predators protected by the federal government, we certainly don’t need more.

West Hunter

Before the Amerindians arrived, North America had much more varied (and dangerous)  wildlife than it does today: particularly when it comes to large animals, the megafauna.  Today, or for that matter during colonial times. there are only a few dangerous creatures around:  grizzly bears, black bears, polar bears, and a few poisonous snakes.  Mountain lions attack people, but rarely. I suppose some people die from drunkenly running their pickup into a buck on a country road.

Back in the Pleistocene, life was more exciting. You had to worry about really potent predators like dire wolves,  sabertooth cats, lions, and short-faced bears. There were also plenty of giant herbivores that would have been dangerous, ranging from mammoths to ground sloths.  In general, more like Africa today, a place where people who fall asleep walking home from the beer joint in the next village have their faces eaten by hyenas.

Paul Martin…

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  1. Ryu says:

    Ah, you’ve reminded me of Wild America. What a great show that used to be. I much prefer the wilderness. Cougars, wolves, wildcats and boars are preferable neighbors to blacks or Mexicans.

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