Guy here, hope this belongs. Posting because thought you might enjoy
We heard a zoom lecture by Dr Jane Goodall. She is now 84. In 60s she was a young scientist hanging around in Africa jungles making friends with chimpanzees, almost all by herself.
She gave me a strong feeling of being a witch. All female scientists do, especially one that is very very smart, old, seems a little frail, wears a dark turtle neck, and takes a sip of whiskey because it is good for throat.
The confirmation came about 20 minutes into the talk. As a young woman she wasn't allowed to go alone by herself, so her mother went with her.
The mom set up a small medical clinic there. Nothing fancy, just basic medicines, bandages, saline, etc.
She was herself quite popular among locals and came to be known as...
The White Witch Doctor
Here's a picture a grabbed of Dr Jane Goodall, the chimp whisperer
Someone uploaded this recently on yt, just curious if the reddit crowd relates.
So for the past few months my cats having been doing something really weird and it's brought out my inner zoologist.
I have 2 male cats (neutered) about 9 years old.. they've lived with us their whole lives so it's strange to see something new in their habits.It goes something like this. 1 of them will be sitting somewhere. The other will pounce at the resting one and they'll get into a spat. Usually lasts a minute or 2. Eventually one of them will walk away to another room and start meowing. Now we've had them since they were kittens so them having spats is nothing new.. The sulking/meowing is the strange thing. It's different from any other meow I've ever heard out of either of them and I've seen both of them do it now! At first I thought they were meowing for attention, but they seem to ignore us and look back toward where the other is/was. They have no front claws and they hardly ever bite so it's not physical injury. It seems like they're calling out for the other cat?
I've been keeping a log of when it happens and there's no pattern as to where the fight happens, or who starts it. It's hard to say who actually is winning the skirmish other than seeing which one walks away, when the loser will sulk and meow and when they just go back to whatever they were doing. It's so weird and yet so fascinating!
Has ever heard of anyone, or personally attempted a Jane Goodall style approach to Sasquatch? And I don't mean living among them. I have heard stories of people supposedly doing this but never seen proof. What I'm talking about is trying to communicate through gestures that is common among different great ape species.
For example, maybe you live in an area of high activity and have Sasquatch around your property, investigating you regularly, and you put your hand out flat, palm up, and eyes towards the ground to show submission and that you are not a threat similar to how chimps do. I am not well versed in the different gestures, but do know of the one I mentioned, as I'm sure there are plenty more gestures that you can utilize to show great apes that you don't pose a threat. Jane Goodall, among others, have demonstrated and talked about the different gestures that the apes use socially, and to establish heirarchy
Perhaps take some fruit out to a "gifting" site, and once you feel like your are being watched, or hear or see activity, lay the gifts down and kneel and do a submissive gesture.
The idea is to ease the tension and make them more comfortable with your presence, hopefully speeding up the acclimation process.
DISCLAIMER: This is just a thought, not saying it will work or even should be done, as for all we know, could provoke an attack or cause some other adverse effect.