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30ft crocodiles and killing leopards with your bare hands
on 25 April 2013
If, as I was you are thinking about reading this book because you are interested in human wildlife conflict in Africa, I can recommend that you look elsewhere. There is only a brief discussion of current practice and ideas in the final chapter of the book. The rest of it is full of errors, inaccuracies, speculation and poor writing. If you are looking for completely unsubstantiated anecdotes of hunters from a bygone era killing leopards by bashing their heads together or various estimates of the tallies of this or that man-eater then this is the book for you. If on the other hand you are only slightly amused by such tales and looking for a serious book about human wildlife conflict in Africa, a decent Wilbur Smith novel might make a better use of your time.