Think about it. Who is the authority in your park? Could it be..... you? The unarmed Ranger working alone, with often unreliable communications and help miles away?
The best advice I can give you is:
- Be prepared for anything.
- Back down, back up, and leave when things get dicey.
- Pay attention to the hair standing up on the back of your neck.
- Critique every confrontation or dangerous situation you have; what could you have done differently?
Being a Ranger is often fun, frequently rewarding, sometimes exciting, and occasionally dangerous. At least, it's a living.
But, as 'The Outlaw' Josey Wales said: 'Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.'