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    Have you had any close calls or unusual interactions with wild animals?
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    Nothing exciting or potentially dangerous, just running from a heard of elephants who suddenly changed their direction and being less than a metre away from a rhinos head as my jeep stopped to see if it could... spot any rhinos.
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    Originally posted by Trev33
    Nothing exciting or potentially dangerous, just running from a heard of elephants who suddenly changed their direction and being less than a metre away from a rhinos head as my jeep stopped to see if it could... spot any rhinos.
    What make of jeep was it?
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    Originally posted by FMF
    What make of jeep was it?
    It was green. You'll have to call the fine fellows in Kaziranga National Park for the make.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    Have you had any close calls or unusual interactions with wild animals?
    Back-stroked into a large Portugese-Man-of-War while in South of France. Struggling back to beach swam into a swarm of little ones.

    That hurt!

    Still got scars on both wrists and upper arm & back (35 years later).
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    Originally posted by FMF
    Have you had any close calls or unusual interactions with wild animals?
    A few years ago we were on vacation in Florida and visited a nature trail on a lake. At one point we crossed a walking bridge to a little island. We looked around and headed back to the bridge, only to see a very large gator under it. We had no other way back, but the bridge and possibly swimming. Possibly.

    The gator only had to stroll out and we'd be trapped.

    I guess it wasn't hungry.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    Have you had any close calls or unusual interactions with wild animals?
    Having waded out into the delicious blue water spread out before the beautiful forest-fringed deserted beach on the west coast of Irian Jaya about 15 km out of the town where I lived, I was circled several times by what was perhaps an adolescent shark [?] ~ maybe 1.5 m long ~ keeping about 2 m distance from me, before it cruised off towards deeper water. I spent the rest of my solitary sojourn sitting under a palm tree.
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    snakes...
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    I once spent an hour up a tree in Grantchester Meadows on account of some cows behaving in a rather overly forward way. But they weren't "wild", as such, so I might start a new thread.
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    I was once on a hack with about four or five other teenagers. A girl who had got me slightly tongue tied was up ahead about 30 metres when she fell off her horse for some reason. Wanting to show my gallantry, I urged my steed into quicker motion with a squeeze of both heels. I'd help her in her moment of need and it would give an angle on her thereafter. Unfortunately the horse simply went directly to gallop, not lingering at trot or canter at all, and as I hung on grimly, we sped past the fallen girl ~ rescue mission cancelled ~ and then did one hurtling lap of a huge ploughed field, rounding off the corners, maybe 400 metres in all, not one of which was even remotely under my control. My horse finally arrived back with the group where it slowed down and resumed walking. "Why did you do that?" someone asked.
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    20 Feb '16 18:46
    Originally posted by FMF
    What make of jeep was it?
    Jeep presumably.
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    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    My wife sleeps with one ....
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    One of these got me in the face with his spit, luckily had some glasses on.
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