all wildlife fears humans-no doubt. Gilas will either scurry off or meander and continue about their own business. My observations come after 14 years of co-habitation, 6 years of local wildlife relocation, feedback from the ASU study and openning the local park. If wildlife senses no threat it will become cautious and proceed. When any animal becomes frightened they will defend themselves. After studying their overall behavior Kerry is more correct upon gila actions. In my opinion in a broad sense gilas are very tolorable of humans and will defend themselves if provoked but characlisticly will walk on by. Is Marty correct? Half so.