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1. Posted by Andreas31 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone.
I am planning a trip to the Amazon rainforrest with some of my friends for a couple of weeks.
So I wondered if it was possible to rent firearms for selfdefence, because you could run into some dangerous animals out there.

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1009 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

To quote John McEnroe, "You can't be serious?!".

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2011 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Do you mean 2 legged animals?

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/pirates-of-the-amazon-rise-of-river-gangs/article20551450.ece

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/americas/brazil-amazon-pirates-riverboats-rain-forest.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jun/17/brazil-amazon-pirates

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11723811

Are you planning on traveling alone in a canoe??

4. Posted by Sarahelainecp (Inactive 34 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Many animals in the Amazon are critically endangered. I don’t know how the law stands but killing an endangered predator because you invaded their territory without proper preparation or local knowledge would be completely immoral. Take a guide who knows what they are doing- you’ll see more that way anyway.

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Jun-2018, at 02:06 by Sarahelainecp ]

5. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 268 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sarahelainecp

Take a guide who knows what they are doing- you’ll see more that way anyway.

THIS!