These photos are coming out of South Africa. They are pretty gruesome by big-city standards, but I think interesting. And informative.
As it is being reported, a group of hunters was using dogs to hunt Jackals in South Africa when a leopard struck the party,
“Leopard shot at Frontier Safaris near Alicedale, Eastern Cape Province, SA. Apparently the owner, Barry Burchelle was hunting Jackal with dogs when it attacked the guide Dyan. Luckily Dale Venske shot it before it could kill Dyan. He has some serious damage to his face though. Leopard was big and weighed in at 113 Kg.”
I have never hunted leopards but I have read some stories about people who have. Note, many times leopard hunters are called in to deal with a man-killer who is terrorizing people. It’s not a trophy hunt. The general gist from all of them is…leopards will kick your ass. They are very smart. Very aggressive. And are infamous for turning the tables on even the most experienced hunters.
Unlike what is portrayed in the mainstream media and Disney movies, leopards are not cuddly, fast-kitties. They are apex predators. And if one sets it sights on you, your chances of survival are not great. Guns or not.
As these pictures can attest.
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”