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Maneaters and Marauders
Maneaters and Marauders is the culmination of all the dangerous big-game Taylor met during his 35 years as an ivory hunter. During that time, while living in Nyasaland and Mozambique, Taylor was called upon many times with a SOS from the natives to dispatch a man-eating cat or a rogue pachyderm. In one instance Taylor dispatched, in the time span of a few weeks, a pride of ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published July 16th 2009 by Safari Press
(first published 1959)
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Nice book on hunting Africa's dangerous animals ; man eating lions, leopards & crocodiles, crop-raiding elephants and buffalo. John 'pondoro' Taylor 's style of writing is good though I liked Jim Corbett better. Corbett describes the jungles, people, conservation of animals etc whereas Taylor only focusses on the hunts ( Taylor was an ivory poacher too though he clarifies that he killed some elephants for ivory to account for the expenses incurred by him on ammunition and paying his staff ).
John Howard "Pondoro" Taylor was a big-game hunter and ivory poacher of Irish descent. Born in Dublin as the son of a surgeon he developed an urge to go to Africa and become a professional hunter. Taylor mainly hunted for his own account and had little interest in guiding clients. His parents paid for his passage to Cape Town. In Africa he experimented extensively with different types of rifles an ...moreMore about John "Pondoro" Taylor