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.