Description: “We were sneaking in on a water hole hoping for a good Impala or Warthog when a troop of baboons busted us and raised hell alerting everything to our presence. This old male thought he was at a safe distance so we decided to enact some payback.... “
At least two glaring points paint this “guide”service as poor:
1. Overblown assessment of self-skill/under-estimating survival strategies of social animal groups ie: Your self-described “stealthy” approach on alert quarry was not. Placing your selves on the high-point of a vegetation-free pile of open rocks is not stealthy, no matter how hard you
close your eyes and say “you can’t see me”.
Plus, with 2-3 observers (including a camera-man) a group-stealth approach can’t be done unless, perhaps, (just perhaps but still very unlikely) all are experts in the art-of-the-stalk.
2. Wanton waste. You kill a sentinel from another species for alarming, blaming your skill-failure on their life? Going out of your way to create unnecessary “collateral” damage is a wanton
waste of wild life and is a discredit to game-hunters.
The reality is there are ignorant people in the world who do not value what is left of our intact, wilderness ecosystems and hunters that don't respect their prey….but when I see a “professional” guide service getting paid and acting in this manner……no words.
Tags: south african, guide service, kills, animal, that gives, waterhole, denizens, warning, baboon
Location: South Africa (load item map)
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