On meditation retreats I've noticed that animals are much less skittish around humans. I've gotten very close to deer and wild turkeys. Lizards seem to know that you won't step on them and don't scurry away when you walk near. I actually was watchful so I would not step on them.
Meditation can result in the ability to acquire a calm mind and a cultivate a remarkable spirit of generosity.
In Thailand, a monk shared his meal with a tiger. Look:
Wojciech Kalka Thank you!