We all agree that the story of Patterson hunting the man-eating lions of Kenya is remarkable. But what about his other hunting adventures? Well, F.C. Selous read the entire manuscript before publication and declared that “the time passed like magic…and my interest was held from the first page to the last and I felt like every word I read was true. But when Patterson was not after the man-eaters he went hunting on his own. Let us join him now on a night hunt for hippo. Continue reading Armchair Safari – Hunting Hippo with Col. J.H. Patterson, Author of The Man-eaters of Tsavo
“It would be ill to grudge a wild animal an occasional victory.”
Although no lions had been heard during the night, I took some boys with me to look around. Two miles from camp we hit some fresh spoor and eventually found where lions had killed a wildebeest. Hardly anything remained except the hide with the bony part of the legs and skull attached. We soon found that the lions had been camping close to their kill and started on the track again as hard as possible. The spoor led through light sand where tracking was good. Continue reading Armchair Safari – The Story of a Lion Hunt with Arnold Wienholt
W. S. Chadwick was a popular and prolific author, probably because he hunted so much. He authored numerous books, each one more popular than the preceding one. One of his first books, Man-Killers and Marauders, is very rare. Here, we join this hunter on some of his adventures with the African Cape buffalo.
Wherever big game hunters gather to exchange reminiscences, the argument as to whether lion, elephant, buffalo or rhino arises Continue reading Armchair Safari – Adventures with Buffalo
Tre-Hardy’s book, “The Path Of A Hunter,” has as many big elephants as any book around. But it is the many other great trophies that he hunted with zest that show what an enthusiastic all around big game hunter he was.
One day when he was up north, villagers sent word about being terrorized by enormous crocodiles. Could he come to kill them? Tre-Hardy–you don’t have to ask him twice. Soon he headed for their Continue reading Armchair Safari – The Man-Eating Crocodiles of West Africa