DRT, I have two books by Peter Hathaway Capstick. He was a professional hunting guide in Africa for several years. One book, Maneaters, deals with various kinds of carnivores and their fondness for two-legged prey. To the predators, humans are just another source of protein. Surprisingly, he states with authority that the crocodile and the hippo are the #1 problems for humans in Africa. The only difference, according to Capstick, is the hippo won't swallow you, just chew you to a fine mush and spit you out. Then the other critters dispose of the remains. Ah, yes, Africa is very efficient at disposing of one's remains.
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