"He who drags the deer has the last laugh (mainly because he has to get his breath back)"
I'd very much like to hear the story that accompanies this photo
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Nate sent him a 400 grains Woodleigh from a .416 Rigby, right in the boiler room, breaking a leg on the way in.
Long story short, we tracked that fellow for one kilometer before to catch up with him, lying down behind a bush. When he saw us, he still stood up. Too tired to do much else, but he stood up and faced us...
Once everything was said and done, we found that the first bullet had torn a hole through the heart. Big friggin' hole. Through. The. Heart. And he went one kilometer, and stood up... We checked and rechecked all the rounds, accounted for all the holes, because we could not believe it. I've got a picture of that heart, will get the link.
Tough bugger, died standing. Had seen things in his life, full of lion scars...
My hat down to him.
Seems a shame to shoot the old warrior
Lions are not killers, they are perfectly content with getting the prey to the ground and hold it there, while the rest of the bunch eats the thing alive. Not a pretty sight, and not a pretty death.
Without hooks to defend himself, that old chap would not have lasted very long in that area.
In your album is a man in a hospital ward with his thigh literally blown apart! 400grain bullet also? I served in Liberia and Sierra Leone after the civil war but I tell you what, your photos are hard core! Respect.
The blown thigh is from a hippo bite. I've seen several people chewed like that, but not alive like this one... Lucky fellow.
I have a collection of pictures of people who found themselves at the wrong end of elephants, lions, leopards, and such. I use to show them to photo safari clients before taking them to the great outdoors, helps them to listen when I tell them how to behave when we meet critters close by...
Lots of people come around under the impression that things are like in the Lion King, and that animals in general are just waiting to be patted on the head or scratched behind the ears!
incredible dream buff, what a tough old sod and a noble end