Ever stand in a forest at dark, harboring a feeling that you were being intensely watched, evaluated, or sized up by an unknown, unseen, predatory wild animal? Ever give thought to human physical and/or mental frailness compared to predatory wild animals? Ever look directly into the eyes of a predatory animal (caged or free) as it stood motionless, intently staring at you, evaluating every move you made? Ever consider having a predatory wild animal as a household pet? Ever have occasion to reflect on how humans as well as all animals fit into earth's long-running evolution? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.