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Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Stories and Reflections by Not-So-Rugged Rangers
by David Hood
An collection of encounters in the wilds by a group of true-blue game rangers. Anecdotes of perilous metings with dangerous animals are interspersed with self-deprecatory asides, ruminations on nature - and the foibles of the 'nature tourist'.
Paperback, 196 pages
Published April 30th 2010 by Tafelberg
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Collection of humorous and touching stories about life as a guide in the African bush. The stories about the annoying tourists and the animal behavior were my favorite I cannot imagine visiting Africa for a tour, much less living on the edge of civilization, but the author makes life sound interesting and desirable. There were even a few photos in the book, of African wildlife encountered by the tourists and guides. Altogether, an innocuous little read.
David Hood grew up just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1977, he left high school to join the Canadian Navy. After serving four years on the HMCS Onondaga Submarine, he left the Navy and entered Mount Saint Vincent University, where he completed a BA in political science. Since then he has earned four additional degrees, including a doctoral degree in History from Carleton in 2008. Over the pa ...moreMore about David Hood...