SOUTH AFRICA: Cat Scratch Fever In The Kalahari

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  1. jpomazi

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    Hi Toby, thanks for the story. Great writer. I was at the lodge in PawPrint when you and Phil arrived. Sitting with my twin girls at the bar. Never had a chance to introduce myself before you left. Maybe we’ll meet again sometime. Congrats on your hunt.
     
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  2. TOBY458

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    Thanks! Wish I had a few minutes to talk to everyone, but I had to get to the airport. Maybe next time!
     

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    Great bit of writing, I’m taking notes ;). Congratulations on a beautiful cat.
     
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    Sir, this was more than a write-up. It was a story, an experience you brought us all along with you. Awesome job. I do hope you get published. Please let me know, so I can buy your book! Thanks.
     
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  5. TOBY458

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    I really appreciate all the great comments!
     

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    I really like your style! Good work, and congratulations on your lion.
     
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    Congrats on the lioness!
     
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    Congratulations on the lioness. You recounting of the hunt was both entertaining and made me feel as if you were telling it to me over a few cold ones.
     
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    Just re-read this report, and really enjoyed it. Congrats, Toby, on a worthy trophy. Regardless of whether you like cats or hate them, they possess courage. From the lowly housecat to the African lion....when they are thoroughly angry, they have the courage to press home a charge to the finish.....happily, you came out on top...............FWB
     
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    Here's to future Lion and Buffalo Safaris in the near distant future!
     
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    I'm glad I wrote this article. Every time I read it, I want to go back!
     
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    Excellent story Toby!
    That precisely describes cats. Not exactly tough or thick skinned but tenacious as all get out -often jumping and somersaulting around when hit... gives me the heeby jeebies thinking about tracking down a big one or being close to one like that. Great job of capturing that feeling- thanks for sharing!

    Spent some time on a young injured male (probably from a fight) a few years ago in Zimbabwe. Wore me out!

    Here’s a lioness in Zambia at 20 yds- toooo close!

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