Not everyone can afford our services and we know that. However, we still want to make the world a safer place for those that encounter dinosaurs in the wild. Here is a basic list of things we have learned to help you survive your first pre-historic encounter. They can easily by remembered by considering the five senses:
1. Sight: There is a common misconception that dinosaurs vision is based on movement alone and that if you stay still, you will avoid detection. While this may be true if the dinosaur hasn’t seen you yet, if you are moving and then suddenly stop you don’t disappear. Sure dinosaurs detect movement better (just like a human or any animal) but they can still see objects that are standing still. For extended missions in dinosaur infested territory we recommend hiding just as you would from another human using camouflage and natural concealment. There are reports of even young kids hiding out for weeks by blending into their environment. The uniforms you may have seen with on the Asset Containment Unit exist to allow the other troopers to quickly identify each other in a fast paced complex environment and avoid fratricide.
2. Sound: In general we recommend keeping quiet to avoid detection. It is better to go with the quiet approach and bypass dinosaurs when possible. You never know what is going to be viewed as a threat from a dinosaur, even something simple as the sound of a camera. As security operatives trained in containment, once we start firing weapons, whether they be lethal or non-lethal, all sound discipline goes out the window. The more noise the better. This will help mask the calls for help coming from the dinosaur and avoid having other pre-historic animals converge on your position.
4. Touch: Don’t touch them if you don’t want to be touched. Dinosaurs don’t have the natural fear of humans that other animals have grown up with for generations. Therefore you don’t necessarily know how they will act. To avoid being attacked or bitten, give them space and hopefully they will do the same to you. Even herbivores can be dangerous due to their large size. Furthermore, even tiny dinosaurs like the Procompsognathus is known to attack children without being provoked including children walking along the beach or babies sleeping in their cribs.
5. Taste: Similar to both smell and touch, don’t do anything that would encourage behavior like this. This includes letting what appears to be a friendly dinosaur lick you. While this may be playful behavior, it also might be the animal testing to see if you are a delicious treat. Another thing to remember is dinosaurs are not vicious killing machines but animals that hunt for food. So in the event the dinosaurs near you have just “fed” this might be an opportune time to attempt to leave the area.
In general, avoidance is the best policy. Only when you are cornered or threatened should you attempt to take fight with these pre-historic creatures. Just because they are large creatures, doesn’t mean they are invincible. Check out the Armory and Dinosaur sections in Team Room to stay up to date with the latest information on defending yourself.