My area is bum-deep in lion poop, but outside of Big Bend National Park nobody's ever been seriously messed with by a lion. Followed, yeah, but apparently just out of curiosity. We have the occasional bear, but very, very rarely.
So, I've never really worried. I generally have some sort of adequate gun with me whether deer hunting or quail hunting; or maybe my Redhawk for my favorite military officer, "General Principles".
Anything not headed for me in a hostile manner? I'll just watch and enjoy.
Badgers? We have a few. They don't bother anything. They're fun to tease. Poke 'em with a stick, they get all growly and go humping and harumphing off toward the brush in high dudgeon. They can't run fast enough to matter.
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