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Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

February 11th, 2014 by Bookslinger

The Man-eaters of Tsavo revisited.

Or… “Lions and tigers. Oh my!”

Or… “After watching Jurassic Park, I’ll never use a Port-o-let again.”

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February 11th, 2014 13:35:10
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Bruce Charlton
February 12, 2014

“only three of the six men asked to track and capture the tiger actually made an appearance.”

“Track and capture” is the clue to why nobody wants to tackle this beast. *Capturing* a tiger is a very different proposition in terms of risk than something like (um, err) *shooting it* (which they seem to have had several opportunities of doing).

*Obviously* the animal must not be KILLED, because tigers are an ‘endangered species’.

What do ten human lives and untold numbers living in terror matter in comparison to the Rights of an Endangered Species? Maybe the locals should be feeding the (apparently starving) tiger on their surplus unwanted children? or something…


Rev. Jno. Swift
February 12, 2014

A very modest suggestion.


Zen
February 12, 2014

It need not even be endangered. Look at the existential horror people have that Danish Zoo dared feed a giraffe to their lions. Sure, meat is ok, but not cuddly animals!


Bookslinger
February 12, 2014

The book “The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures” is now in the public domain, and available online (html), and in various formats (Kindle, Epub, etc), at Project Gutenberg.

A delicious read.

It was made into a movie staring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas, “The Ghost and the Darkness.”

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