You’ve probably heard of the fight-or-flight response, something we share with other animals. It’s our body’s response to danger, producing a flood of hormones in preparation for either standing our ground and fighting, or running away. Our body gets ready, while we decide. On 17th December 1967, a very surprised dog encountered the Doctor Who crew filming the Yeti at Covent Garden, London, for The Web of Fear, and had what must have been the most puzzling fight-or-flight decision in it’s life…
Step one: keep a safe distance. This is something new. Are these very big dogs, or humans who forgot to shave for a really long time? Fight or flight?
Step two: show them who’s boss. Maybe the big hairy monsters will run away. But if it comes down to an actual fight…
Well, sometimes discretion is the better part of valour. When I say run… RUN! RP
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Very curious how animals might react towards Doctor Who alien costumes. Certainly furry ones like the Yeti. Thank you, RP.
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