Aw. That's horrible, chico! I just don't understand people sometimes.. (read: most of the time).
And as for me and my wild animal encounters... I swear I don't know what it is about me but one of my college bio professors used to send me out as bait when we were out in the field because inevitably curious critters would come sniff at me.
(I put my foot down when he asked me to do this on a herpetology trip...)