I have to tell you that I hesitated a while before publishing this one by fear of shocking some readers and of course for vegetarians it is a rather salvage thing, now if you consider that those wasps are very carnivorous themselves it may be logical karmic thing that they would be eaten by a bigger carnivorous (which means I must be ready to get eaten by an ever bigger one!;))
I stopped watching such movies so should be safe up trees...
Yes we have shark who enjoy a bit of a surfer every once in a while, they are not very big so they usually are happy with a leg or an arm but I had to choose between surfing and climbing...More seriously there are attacks but very rare and so far deadly only on subwater fishers, I usually swim in the lagoon which is safe.
Let's put it this way, Here we don't eat insects but we do eat lobster and crab don't we ? They are all arthropodes... I'm not disgusted by insects, I've eaten some at The Insectarium in Montreal and I must say it was a good experience. According to scientists, we fin what an animal is eating by watching their teeth and the dentition of a human is one of omnivorous animal. Beeing vegeterian is not really good for your health you, will eventually have a lack of animal protein unless you drink milk or eat cheese.
I recently discussed with an anthropologist working with neo-hunter-gathers in Australia what he thought of the paleo-diet which is a fad here now. He said what people don't grasp is that hunter-gathers ate everything they could get their hands on. In other words modern civilization is flawed in that we only eat what we find in the aisles of the grocery store and at the local MacDonalds. Very limited indeed, compared to the evolutionary heritage of our stomachs!
Actually, St Jean Baptiste I am very healthy after more than 40 years as a vegetarian. There is lots of healthy protein in nuts, seeds, and beans.
I am reading this book: Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home by Kim Sunee. Its about a Korean adoptee who wound up in Paris via New Orleans, USA. She gives recipes at the end of every chapter--and describes in detail Paris restaurants where she ate. I was reminded of how important food is to the French. Also, I recently found one of my own ancestors--Jean-Claude Hulett who immigrated to the US from France in the 1700s. So I guess that makes me French, also.
We don't know where Jean-Claude came from in France, but he must have been an adventurer like your self. he came from France to Quebec and wound up in upper NY state at a French settlement in the 1700s. There was a party traveling west. The only document describes this party traveling by wagon through girdled trees prepared by the government to clear a road. Many of the party were killed as the trees fell on their wagons. Jean-Claude saved the day, by finding a route for the wagons around the girdled trees.
Im glad not! then we couldn't hear about your real adventures in the present day! Sometimes I wish I could be there to climb one of those trees with you. So great to hear about what you see from that vantage point.
I had quite anice view this morning as I climbed this huge coconut-tree probably 18m high, but the job was to fell it so I gradually climbed back down chain-sawing section after section all the way down...sad job but it had to be done, pays well and I ended bringing home a good chunk of the cabbage, une piéce de choix! Ever tasted this delicacy?