Stupid people do some pretty stupid things. Growing up, I was a member of the Cub Scouts and it was drilled into us that wild animals are not the same as domesticated animals (this was long before the far right wing religious nuts took over).
In my 51 years of living, I have spent a lot of time in the wild and some of that in close proximity to everything from bears to racoons to wild pigs.
Only twice was I tempted to get close to any of them in their environment; once was an accidental encounter with a mother deer and her fawn.
I only got close enough to take a picture and watch them a few minutes before moving on.
The other was when I came home and found a burrowing owl in a bush near my front door one night. We just stared at each other, communing, for quite a while before it flew off into the night.
Both were very exciting experiences, in their own way, but neither time did I place myself in close enough proximity to become a threat to these wonderful and amazing creatures. Because, even though deer are rather passive, I know that even a deer can become aggressive if it feels threatened or challenged, particularly when it has one of it's offspring to care for.
And Burrowing owls are, like all raptors, predators and will fight before fleeing, if they feel threatened.
As a species, we spent the past few hundred thousand years evolving away from our cousins in nature. We should get back in touch with them, but not in the ways that so many fools have tried. It is dangerously foolhardy and does nothing but create problems and fear.
Respect nature and it will teach us a lot. Respect it's power and we will be amazed and educated by it. Go in like a fool and we will reap the penalties for our foolishness.