I was packing up my Absoroka last night to see if my 3-night gear kit would fit, and to test my mods, when I was reminded of this thread. Upon close inspection, I've decided that the logo isn't really a stinking mastodon after all. It's a very rare bulb-nose pointy tail double hump whale of the far north Pacific. He's descending to chase the tail of his girlfriend, which is what they like to do (she's off the screen to the lower right).
I was watching a stupid football game and my eyes wandered over to the pack near the TV and something else dawned on me. I think I know why I've never been attacked by a mountain lion from behind while wearing this pack.
Does it not look pretty much like the face of the biggest, baddest cat ever? I mean, look at the pointy gray ears, the wide open orange mouth, the heavy jowls, the orange Scunci eyes, and those orange whiskers. That would likely scare off a big hungry cougar, let alone the average predatory mastadon.
Yep--I have a vivid imagination, and also too much free time on my hands.