SOUTH AFRICA: Giraffe Cull Hunt 2006

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I don't know if anyone got sick. I left Africa a few days after that hunt took place and spent the next 9 months or so in India, Australia, and southeast Asia. For the balance of the year I was mostly out of contact except for the occasional stop at internet cafe's (this was 2006 after all, and iPhones hadn't been invented!). The India stories were even more mind-blowing for different reasons. Life is cheap across most of the planet.

Well fine then, go ahead and live my dream why don't you! Seriously though, it's great to see someone living the life. Gives me hope.
 

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Well fine then, go ahead and live my dream why don't you! Seriously though, it's great to see someone living the life. Gives me hope.

Thanks! It was a unique time in my life - one that I could never duplicate. Back then I was single with no personal responsibilities. I had also been grinding hard in my profession for the prior 10 years, so I had the resources to leave for an extended time.
 

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Can't get much more real. Well written, and thought provoking. You did a good job of drawing me into the story. I turned up my nose anticipating the smell. As a cattle farmer, I wonder why they did not take other action to remove the dead fetus, clean the mother, and fill her with antibiotics. Given the cost of a mature Giraffe, I would have thought it worth it. Maybe it is not possible in SA. Thanks again, I am looking forward to reading more.
 

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Don't overthink it--just let it flow as you write. Fascinating story. Keep it up.
 

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Excellent writing!!
 

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Very good writing sir, keep posting I would love to read more
 

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Thank you for sharing! Your story is well told!
 

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