mostly unarmed, and the jungle that he hid in was so dense as to be un-approached by anything in the US. He was a little guy, who could crawl on his belly thru the "tunnels' that the mouse-deer had made in the thickets of his jungle-home. Everybody else was chopping their way thru the stuff, with machetes. so naturally, he would detect their presence long before they noticed him, and he'd just crawl away from them. In the US, in most areas, it will be necessary to silently shoot a few of your pursurers, to make them get the message that they should leave you be, but they WILL get it.