Advertisement (Haplopelma Minax) Horses, goats, bears, cougars, all sorts of snakes, deer, true spiders, eagles. And it is always the same; some variation on the sensationalism theme of big/bad/pissy/aggressive/threatening/dangerous and on and on. I mention the above in particular because I have observed them up close and personal in the wild. And I might have watched a couple of non sensational media crap videos and read some purely technical scientific papers here and there. So far I've encountered 2 horses, and read the studies on Hippos. Hippos will go out of their way to be highly aggressive. The two horses attempted to kill any human that came in range, due to abuse and mishandling by humans. The only deadly deer; some fool yeehaw who jumped on it's back and tried to stab it with a knife. The animal went insane with terror, relentlessly attacking. And vipers. They are loaded guns. When out hunting they are wide open targets for predators and always ready to react. The highly aggressive H Minax in our yard. We've had them in residence for years now. Threat posture? Once, a male out crossing a road and I goaded it to get the F out of the danger zone. Point of this thread. Got tagged? Aggressive and dangerous to handle? Your fault. Unless your animal is a hippo, the human factor is the cause. In situ the overt aggressiveness just doesn't happen. The animal is abused -> out of it's element and native habitat or homo erectus/pseudo sapien was where it didn't belong. Can we please dial down the sensationalist melodrama? If an animal is aggressive, ask yourself why you have caused it to be this way, deliberately, tacitly, or incidentally. @cold blood No offense intended. You were only reporting what you had encountered.