George Schaller: Animals, like humans, are individuals.  They’re fairly predictable because it depends on your behavior. They can sense much better than you can what your intentions are.  If you want to run with a gun, you have a tension in your body, an aggressiveness that an animal often can sense.  Whereas, if you just accidentally meet an animal, hey, the animal realizes this is an accident and you back off, usually, but then there are individuals that for whatever reason — it can be genetic, it’s because people have harmed it — they will attack.  Why do you think most animals run away when you see them?  We’ve made them shy.  If you’re nice to them, they wouldn’t be running away.