Wild Animals Losing Their Fear of Humans

As I was walking outside today there was a squirrel that didn’t flee or react as I walked next to it. That shouldn’t happen, I thought. Animals evolved to fear humans because we used to be very dangerous creatures. But modern, urban man is not particularly dangerous at all, so it would make sense for animals to gradually lose their fear of us.

Turns out I’m not the only one to have noticed this. It’s a serious problem when the animals losing their fear of us are wolves or coyotes.

Someone on the internet has cited this as evidence for the End Times. LOL

References

Greg Cary, Wild animals ‘losing their fear of humans’, Norwich Bulletin, July 2 2010 http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20100702/NEWS/307029924

The plague of beasts,  The End Time, Feburary 11 2010 http://the-end-time.blogspot.com/2010/02/plague-of-beasts.html

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One Response to Wild Animals Losing Their Fear of Humans

  1. Mordecai says:

    In the normal course of events I generally do not take issue with the arrogance or ignorance of others. There are after all far far far too many windmills for any man to tilt against. But in this case I’m going to make an exception. In truth I cannot tell you why I do, perhaps you’re just lucky. Perhaps I’m just bored.

    The overwhelming vast majority of animals will never in their short lives encounter a human being. Wolves, for example, will be dead before most people get out of 3rd grade. They will never have the opportunity to acquire learned behavior where humans are concerned. And even for that miniscule minority that does encouter humans it will very rarely be an encounter involving violence, threat, or death. But to hear you tell it animals over time learned to fear humans and have now, over time, learned not to. This is so patently asinine that it is difficult to imagine that anyone with an open mind would come up with it.

    Without excessively impugning your intelligence you might want to consider the possibility that you’re wrong, and that the only other explanation… as contrary as it may be to your worldview… is right.

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