Game Ranger: Extracts from a Game Ranger's Notebook (Google eBook)

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AuthorHouse, Aug 28, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages
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This book should appeal to a wide range of readers, from those that have spent time working in the bush and can relate to these stories, to those still contemplating a career with wildlife. It should also appeal to the weekend and average armchair conservationist who has probably often dreamt of what it would have been like had he chosen to become a dedicated full time field officer. The book will also help give an insight into what goes on behind the scenes for those visiting a game park for their very first time. It has been written in an easy to read format, divided into individual wildlife adventures based from the author s early beginnings as a Game Ranger at a remote outpost in Northern Zululand to finally becoming Warden of Game Capture. Some of these adventures are funny and some more serious but never routine or mundane however they were always rewarding and gratifying. Enjoy the read!
  

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Contents

Buffalo at the Vista Site
115
Another Tourist Problem
116
Locked out of the Gate
117
Wild Pets
118
Cheetah
120
Smelting Sites
125
Fence Line Patrols
127
Encounters with the Slithery Kind
129

Culling
22
A Problem Leopard
24
Another Leopard
26
Black Rhino
28
Mkuzi Wilderness Trails
30
Another Wilderness Trail
31
Hippo
33
Buffalo
34
Floods at Mkuzi
36
Jackal and Impala
39
Ndumu Game Reserve
41
Rhino by Sea
43
Wild Pets
48
Hippo in the Garden
50
Umfolozi Wilderness Trails
51
Edgewood Trail
52
Sitting Watch
53
Lions on Trail
54
A Sinking Moment
55
Buffalo and Rhino on Trail
56
Early Christmas Dinner
59
Mango Flies
60
Pepper Ticks
61
Wet Trip to Kosi Bay
62
Another trip to Kosi
65
Roadblock with the Police
67
Tampans Soft Ticks
68
Black Rhino Census
70
Funwayo Mlambo
75
A Ndumu Ranger
77
Unsung Heroes
79
Part 2
87
Escaped Lions
90
Lions at Ntabanana
91
Another Lion
92
Lion culling
96
Holiday Inn
98
Monthly Aerial Game Counts
99
Hippo in the Pine Plantation
101
The Lion That I Shot near Makamyisa
104
Game Guard Killed
109
Cadet Rangers
110
Celebrities
112
Rangers Notebook
114
Wild Dogs The Painted Dog
132
Part 3
139
Hippo Capture
144
Rhino to the Savuti in Botswana
150
Windmill
155
Subsequent Trips to Botswana with Rhino
157
Yet Another Botswana Delivery
160
Rhino to Zimbabwe
162
Elephant to Hluhluwe Game Reserve
165
Rhino to Kamanjab Namibia
169
Darting Giraffe in the Umfolozi Game Reserve
172
Part 4
187
Motto
191
Rhino near Port Elizabeth
192
Bull and Calf
194
Rhino for a Movie
196
Cow and Calf
197
Black Rhino on the Beach
200
Saving a Life
201
Thorn in My Eye
203
Helicopter Accident
205
Disappearing Motorbike
209
Black Rhino to the USA
211
Central Kalahari Game Reserve
221
Trip to Togo
230
Pietersberg Air Force Base
243
Is Extinction Forever?
246
Capture in the Cape for Dr Chris Barnard and Wilbur Smith
248
The Ateam
250
Black Rhino in Ndumu Game Reserve
255
Lions to Hotazel
259
Animals to Paris
264
Female Cadet Rangers
267
Leopard in the Bomas
269
Darting Elands in the Drakensberg
270
The Vanishing Zebras
273
Capture of Zebras and Springboks
275
Capture in the Ivory Coast
278
Floods in Zululand
289
The End of an Era
292
Finally
294
Part 5
303
Glossary
317
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