Thanks Grumpy and you really don't have to take up for me, my skin is quite a bit thicker than that. My opinions are my own and I realize that they probably rub most of the board members the wrong way. I've walked both sides of the fence on "the kill or not to kill" issue, so I understand and respect the opinions of others where that issue is concerned. I'm not totally against killing one, I'm against killing one of the ones here.
The only Monkeys that I have had the opportunity to watch and study are these and I have often wondered if the reaction to me of a different group of Monkeys would be the same as the ones here. Hopefully someday I'll get the opportunity to find out. On the other hand I may not want to.
Jason and I were talking last night about the Clans and he and I both believe that what we have here is an anomaly. We came to that conclusion from reading reports of encounters and trolling the message boards of this forum and others. Most people speak of one type of BF or another, I've never read or heard of anyone say anything about having two species in one area. Most encounters that I have heard about are either very brief or could be interpreted as aggressive or semi aggressive. As I have told ya'll the creatures here are non aggressive towards Jason and I. I have only been on the receiving end of a truly aggressive encounter once in my life, that was in 1991 and it wasn't here on the farm. This was long before I was even aware of the BF existance here. In 1991 I didn't have a clue what got after me and even afterward BF never came to mind.
The information that I am giving ya'll is true and correct, I've got no reason to enhance it or lie about anything. When reading my posts and the information that I am putting on here, keep in mind that it comes from me studying and watching my clans. For those of you have encounters with these animals on a regular basis don't judge too harshly if my animals don't behave like yours. I don't even believe they do.
Posted on Aug 22, 2012, 10:14 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206