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IN THE TORRID SUDAN An Armchair Safari with Lincoln Tangye

Tangye went to and through the Sudan over 100 years ago. His book was written to present descriptions of sport and travel in widely separated districts amongst varied people, one of which was new in submission to the white man. In this article he gives an example of a few days’ general sport by the river. Continue reading IN THE TORRID SUDAN An Armchair Safari with Lincoln Tangye

Armchair Safari – Hunting Hippo with Col. J.H. Patterson, Author of The Man-eaters of Tsavo

Patterson Man-Eaters of TsavoWe 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

Big Things In The Water

Hippo Hunt, Fisherman Polling boat
A fisherman volunteered to handle this recovery, earning a nice tip and all the meat he could carry away in the process. He polled the hippo nearly 200 yards to a sloped bank, where a waiting throng quickly handled the butchering.

If looks could kill, the mean-mugging woman on the fishing boat would have done for us all right there and then kicked our corpses straight to Hell without a flutter of remorse. As circumstance kindly permitted, we passed close enough to give her a good and proper judging right Continue reading Big Things In The Water

Crossbow Hippo

Crossbow-Hippo-lurkingLate October, 2014: The post on the SCI Record Book Official Facebook Page read, “Outstanding entries in the department today! First ever SCI documented hippopotamus taken with a crossbow….” This Continue reading Crossbow Hippo