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wow ---I  haven't heard Afrikaans in a while....Cool video --Don't mess with the bull or you'll get the horns !
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another amazing thing is the number of hits, this one got. was watching an anthropologist explain how events like this makes the internet (and replacement for) , the "campfire" and these are the tales that make up folklore and hero stories- (apparently the human need wasn't replaced with technological advancement and the human need filled it in with the internet)



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the king of desert wears a dunce cap apparently, that was stupid on the lions part.
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 I'd bet the calf croaked later that evening or the next day. Between the lions and the crocs, he got chewed up pretty good. Probably weakened him enough that hyenas took him after dark, if he didn't go into shock before that. Buffalo are Tough, but that was a lot of trauma for the little bugger to endure. If he lived, he's going to grow up hating lions!
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Incredible!!! 
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I followed this for a while after it was released, and the ph and guide was interviewed. He claimed to have made several sweeps of the area or a period of time looking for the calf, but could find no bones or evidence.
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Ha! What a spectacle! I guess that Buffalo was looking at that lion as if the lion "owed him money" as Ruark would say. I thought maybe the buffs were going to run one of the lions into the water where those two crocs were waiting! Yikes! I was rooting for the calf and I wanted to see a lion get snatched by a croc....but it was a good movie anyway! The evil bad guys were driven away!  THIS time......! 
I understand that that video was shot in Kruger National Park. Snoopy
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Ha! What a spectacle! I guess that Buffalo was looking at that lion as if the lion "owed him money" as Ruark would say. I thought maybe the buffs were going to run one of the lions into the water where those two crocs were waiting! Yikes! I was rooting for the calf and I wanted to see a lion get snatched by a croc....but it was a good movie anyway! The evil bad guys were driven away!  THIS time......! 
I understand that that video was shot in Kruger National Park. Snoopy
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 Aha! Another Robert Ruark fan, eh Ed?  I Loved "Suicide Made Easy"! (Buffalo hunting; in fact I think that's where your "owed money" quote is from.)  I first read it in an old Field and Stream Magazine my Dad had saved with a stack of others in the attic of our farmhouse.
 I don't remember who drew the illustration, but it was a great charcoal drawing of a white hunter crawling onto a bull he had just killed as the stampeding herd splits around it.
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COOL!  The ultimate "reality" show!
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The King was pwned by one of his subjects. LOL
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I have always dreamed of hunting Cape buffalo someday, but I'll never plan a safari as long as I have dependent children.
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Ha! What a spectacle! I guess that Buffalo was looking at that lion as if the lion "owed him money" as Ruark would say. I thought maybe the buffs were going to run one of the lions into the water where those two crocs were waiting! Yikes! I was rooting for the calf and I wanted to see a lion get snatched by a croc....but it was a good movie anyway! The evil bad guys were driven away!  THIS time......! 
I understand that that video was shot in Kruger National Park. Snoopy
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 Aha! Another Robert Ruark fan, eh Ed?  I Loved "Suicide Made Easy"! (Buffalo hunting; in fact I think that's where your "owed money" quote is from.)  I first read it in an old Field and Stream Magazine my Dad had saved with a stack of others in the attic of our farmhouse.
 I don't remember who drew the illustration, but it was a great charcoal drawing of a white hunter crawling onto a bull he had just killed as the stampeding herd splits around it.
 
 
Hello RONK!......( I wasn't ignoring you...I hadn't checked out this thread in more than a week.... hehheh...)   Yes, I was a big Ruark reader back when I was a teenager. I actually discovered his books first in the library ( the Old Man books) and then discovered his big novels and Horn of the Hunter and then his outdoor articles. I always remembered that line about the money but I forgot what book it was in. He was something else. He had a syndicated column in the newspapers for years, too, and I remember reading a few before he died. He was incredibly witty-- whatever he was writing about. 
 
In the Seventies I discovered Wilbur Smith.  And Peter Hathaway Capstick. I like to collect old Africana books--whether reprints or the real thing. ( A few years ago I had a divorce and a lot of my "stuff" wound up all over the place. My mother's house, my daughter's house, with ME....anyway I don't know exactly WHERE a lot of my books are right at the moment---in SOME BOX in SOME GARAGE in SOME STATE. But I will gather it all up eventally...        --Ed
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 No problem, Ed. I just happened to check back myself. I remember some story about Ruark having to flee some African country, I forget which one, because the then-current ,self-proclaimed "Dictator-for-Life" was not amused by the political implications of Ruark's novel "Uhuru". (?)
 I never read that particular work , so I don't know all the ins and outs.  I can imagine that his writing style could easily infuriate anyone targeted by it though!
 I love Capstick's work, too. He was a good writer, though it's rumoured that  many of his "adventures" occured only in his mind. To his defense, a lot of his tales concerned incidents in which there were no human survivors, so I personally have no real problem granting him his share of "artistic license." It made greatly entertaining reading, at any rate.
 Sorry, but I've never, to my recollection,  even heard of Wilbur Smith. Care to enlighten me or possibly jog my memory?
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Wilbur Smith is a best selling author, but he is not a gun writer (although he knows rifles and hunting.) Wilbur was born in Northern Rhodesia ( now Zambia) but many years ago moved to Cape Town. I believe he lives in the UK now. He always writes about Africa. Modern novels, historical novels, and the like. He has written maybe 40 novels----printing in the zillions, translated into 26 languages. He has a website.  Anyway, he is one of the greatest adventure writers of all time and his books are tremendously informative about the REAL state of affairs in Africa--past or present! You must read some of these. You will become an addict.  Let me see if I can find his website.      --Ed                
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RONK: I got it...................www.wilbursmithbooks.com           This is Wilbur's own official website. oh....have you ever seen the movie "Dark of the Sun" (1968)? That was a Wilbur Smith book.  Also, "Shout at the Devil" (1976) a movie with Lee Marvin and Roger Moore? He is a terrific writer.                  --Ed  
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That video was great, the crocs sure did get a nice show too, Probably glad they are in the water...
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

RONK: I got it...................www.wilbursmithbooks.com           This is Wilbur's own official website. oh....have you ever seen the movie "Dark of the Sun" (1968)? That was a Wilbur Smith book.  Also, "Shout at the Devil" (1976) a movie with Lee Marvin and Roger Moore? He is a terrific writer.                  --Ed  
 
 
I don't recall seeing those movies, but I'll  rent them if I can, and will check out the website.  Thanks for the info!
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I late on this, but that was cool.  Thanks Chris. 
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