“How can you tell if you are too close to an animal? You are too close if it changes its behavior. For example, it stops eating, flees the area (sometimes leaving its young unprotected), its ears go back or the hair on the back of its neck stands up.”
Baxter News, notes from Baxter
On the surface this seems obvious, but it is more than that to me. It is a huge life lesson, both psychological and ecological. All of us need the space to feel safe. Most of the problems on the planet arise from not abiding by this simple rule.