Archive for the Predators Category

White Lions from South Africa

Posted in Africa, Big 5, Big Game, International, Predators on March 22, 2010 by thegreatwhitehunter

John Riggs recently sent me photos of white lions that he has been breeding in South Africa.  Truly a beautiful animal.

Once again evidence that economic demand produces all sorts of interesting abundance.  Who would ever imagine that someone would invest the serious money needed to produce a breeding population of white lions.

I guess as they say, seeing is believing.  Thanks to John for sending the photos of these beautiful animals.

If you are interested in learning more about John’s operation contact him at:

johnmriggs@gmail.com, tel: 27 78 004 2200.

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Oldy but a goody-Dead Deer Walking

Posted in Big Game, Cougar, Deer, Predators with tags on January 14, 2010 by thegreatwhitehunter

I can’t tell you the number of different people who have sent me this photo over the last couple of years.  Hard to tell if it is doctored.  This is the description that was forwarded by email: “This picture is from Leota Michigan. Beaver Tom, set out a motion sensor camera to see if any big bucks were passing in the area. ”

Thanks to Jerry Clutter for the forward.  Click on the photo above for one of the older posts of a mountain lion attacking a bighorn sheep.

The Killing of a Man Eating Croc

Posted in Africa, Big Game, International, Other cool stuff, Predators, Reptiles and Misc. with tags on November 28, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Humans have been pretty successful at removing man eating predators from the food chain.  There are famous examples including the man eating lions of the Tsavo. These two oversized but maneless male killed between 35 and 135 railroad workers in 1898 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters.  Usually after the removal of a few suspect animals and a bit of conditioning, the situation improves.  This is not true of all species.  Tigers, far and away the most agressive man eaters of all cats, by one estimate, are said to have killed 300,000 between 1800 and 1900 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_attack

One notorious man-eating tigress known as Champawat (pictured above) killed some 200 men and women before being driven out of Nepal. She moved to another location, this time in India, and continued to kill bringing her total up to 436 before she was tracked down and killed in 1911.  The Champawat tigress was, as man eaters usually are, extremely cunning, and she was only found by Jim Corbett because he managed to follow the trail of blood the tigress left behind after killing her last victim, a 16-year-old girl.  http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/maneating5.html

One species that continues to consume humans as a part of its diet is the crocodile.  This man eater was recently harvested.   The photos of the evidence is pretty graphic.  Simply CLICK ON PHOTOS BELOW to see the stomach contents:  WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES!!!

African Leopard Strikes Back-Video

Posted in Africa, Big 5, Big Game, International, Predators on October 31, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Thanks Wade for the forward.  This video shows how quickly a hunter can become the hunted.  This wounded Leopard literally blurs through the grass and takes down the professional hunter.  Worth a look!  http://trophyroom.com/video/BIkAidNXYP/

Giant Leopard-Big Five Trophy of a Lifetime

Posted in Africa, Big 5, Big Game, Predators on October 5, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

The African Leopard has made a fabulous recovery along with the recovery of other game species in Africa.  There are now estimated to be over 2 million leopard roaming southern Africa. 

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Much of this success can be attributed to the trophy value of these cats.  Locals and landowners now have a financial motivation to ensure healthy populations of these cats.  Most cats you see harvested are mature males, but none I have seen approach the dimensions of the Leopard in this photo.  Congratulations to African Hunting Safaris, the outfitter who guided the hunter to this awesome feline http://www.africanhuntingsafaris.com/zambia_hunting.htm