Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Truth About Hunting In Today's Africa


Children often ask me "What is your favorite book?"
Well, truth be told, for sheer fantasic imagery and originality you can't go wrong with George Leonard Herter's "The Truth About Hunting In Today's Africa, and How to Go on Safari for $690.00." In this 1963 travel guide we discover that "baboons are simply too small for leopard bait" but "leopard farming is far more profitable than mink farming," and "hunting with a phonograph of distressed goat calls is encouraged." Perhaps out of print, but never out of mind.

3 comments:

TeresaR said...

You have a wicked sense of humor...love it!

Kelly said...

Man, I better stop using baboons for my leopard bait. Thanks for the tip. ;)

Susan said...

your bookshelves must be great fun.