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The gin-trap that had been sent off from Rudraprayag the previous day arrived
while we were having lunch, and in the early evening we took it down to the
glade and, after setting it, poisoned the kill with cyanide. I had no experience of
From the leopard's behaviour on the hill, and from the way he was now drinking, I
was convinced he had poisoned himself, but not having had any previous
experience of the effect of cyanide, I did not know how long the poison would
take to ...
It was not a rat snake, and as it had very pronounced poison fangs we concluded
it was some variety of hoodless cobra. Cold-blooded creatures are not immune
from snake poison, for I have seen a frog bitten by a cobra die in a few minutes, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CeiliOkeefe - LibraryThing
A classic tale from the northern edge of India set in 1925 and told with poetic simplicity by a very brave, humane and observant man. I first read this book as a teenager and have reread it many times ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stbalbach - LibraryThing
Jim Corbett's second book, following his classic Man Eaters of Kummaon. In the first book, each chapter is a self-contained unit, concerning 1 tiger and Corbett's story how he hunted and killed it ... Read full review