• Short Summary

    A TWO MAN HUNTING EXPEDITION HAS BEEN BUSY ON THE ATHI PLAINS IN KENYA, CAPTURING SOME OF THE MANY HERDS OF GIRAFFE AND MOVING THEM INTO AREAS WHERE THEY CAN DO LESS DAMAGE TO FARMS.

  • Description

    A TWO MAN HUNTING EXPEDITION HAS BEEN BUSY ON THE ATHI PLAINS IN KENYA, CAPTURING SOME OF THE MANY HERDS OF GIRAFFE AND MOVING THEM INTO AREAS WHERE THEY CAN DO LESS DAMAGE TO FARMS. GILBERT SAUVAGE HAS BEEN HUNTING WILD GAVE FOR 37 YEARS AND FOR THIRTY YEARS HE HAS USED HIS 1935 FORD TO CATCH THEM.

    RECENTLY HE WAS HIRED BY A LARGE FARMING GROUP TO REMOVE GIRAFFE FROM THE KAHAWA AREA, WHERE FOR YEARS THEY HAVE DAMAGED CROPS, SMASHED FENCES AND INFECTED CATTLE WITH TICKS.

    HIS ASSISTANT ON THE EXPEDITION WAS TONY MCGUIRE WHO HAD THE TASK OF KNOCKING THE ANIMALS OUT WITH A SMALL DART, CONTAINING A MUSCULAR ANAESTHETIC DRUG, FIRED FROM AN AIR GUN. THIS HUMANE METHOD HAS ALSO THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING THE QUICKEST POSSIBLE WAS OF ROUNDING UP THE FAST MOVING GIRAFFE.

    THEIR PLAN OF CAMPAIGN WAS TO DRIVE RAPIDLY INTO A HERD OF THE ANIMALS AND WHILE SAUVAGE HOLDS THE OLD CAR STEADY, MCGUIRE FIRES THE DARTS INTO THE GALLOPING RUMPS.

    WHEN ENOUGH OF THE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN OVERPOWERED BY THE DRUG A CONVOY OF TRUCKS ARRIVES TO TAKE THEM AWAY TO THEIR NEW GRAZING GROUNDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAYNZFFG1NUN2ETCRZGLYLN6L7
    Media URN:
    VLVAYNZFFG1NUN2ETCRZGLYLN6L7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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