> No, I'd rather not have an argument either. Now that's something that's
> likely to interfere with communication, isn't it?
Excellent post Bonnie. One thing I've found with city folk is that they are
usually of two minds: either they think talking with animals is ludicrous, or
else they sincerely beleive it to be true due to one too many Bambi cartoons,
but don't have the slightest clue about it AND insist that our ability to
communicate with them somehow makes it wrong to eat them.
I've chatted with red squirrels, chipmunks, beaver, pine martens, badgers,
coyotes, and deer. Moose are too dumb to communicate with, they are barely aware
of their own existence and their surroundings (I think its a physiological thing
due to brain worms, but not sure), though they can probably relate to the plants
they eat pretty well. I've tickled trout and fed eagles, who resent you catching
'their' fish, but are not too proud to take it from you... As a boy I once was
convinced I had developed rapport with a lobster during a summer in Maine. By
the time he was cooked and in my belly, I was sure of it.
Bucks are rather smart, I've been outsmarted by many on the hunt, as has many a
hunter, but if you learn their tricks, you can catch them in the act, and BOY
does that surprise them. You can learn to talk to deer quite fluently (I
recommend the book _Deer Talk_), I've seen people call them up to their kitchen
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