Yeah, I totally wasn't suggesting that the story was true, lol. This thread just reminds me of it, is all I meant. Noctiluca hit it right on the head.
Though, in regards to the comment about an animal not seeing a threat.. that's actually very normal. If animals aren't familiar with something, they actually do not innately view it as threatening, unless its been bred into them. Its why all the mega fauna is extinct in the Americas, Australia, and Europe, and Asia. Animals in Africa evolved alongside people and their hunting techniques, so they evolved to fear humans. When humans spread out, they were able to hunt everything to extinction because they didn't know what the hell was going on, and in a lot of cases, just let us walk up and bash them in the head with rocks (the dodo bird is the modern example of this).