SI Vault
Edited by Robert W. Creamer
May 17, 1976
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May 17, 1976


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"If a gorilla charges you," counsels Plage, "you must stand absolutely still, which is admittedly very difficult—especially the first time. He will charge up to about a foot from your face, scream wildly and rear up on his legs. You must stand still, though. This is absolutely vital."

If you do not stand still?

"Well, the moment you run away, the gorilla will come and catch you, and your chances of getting out of the situation are very slim."

Next week we'll discuss what to do when embraced by a boa constrictor.

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