• 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

    1.
    SV SAUVAGE AND MCGUIRE BOARD OLD FORD FOR EXPEDITION
    0.05

    2.
    LV TRAVEL SHOT..CONVERTED FORD OVER ROUGH COUNTRY
    0.07

    3.
    CU SIDE VIEW OF FORD
    0.10

    4.
    LV FORD APPROACHES GIRAFFES
    0.18

    5.
    SV MAN FIXES DART INTO GUN
    0.21

    6.
    CU DITTO
    0.24

    7.
    GV GIRAFFES
    0.27

    8.
    GV GIRAFFES MAKE OFF
    0.31

    9.
    LV TRAVEL SHOT..SAUVAGE AND MCGUIRE IN FORD
    0.33

    10.
    GV GIRAFFE CHASED BY FORD
    0.38

    11.
    CU GIRAFFE
    0.42

    12.
    LV GIRAFFES
    0.47

    13.
    CU GIRAFFE
    0.52

    14.
    GV GIRAFFES STANDING AROUND
    0.56

    15.
    SV GIRAFFE ON GROUND
    0.58

    16.
    CU DART IN REAR OF GIRAFFE
    1.02

    17.
    SV SAUVAGE AND MCGUIRE PREPARE FOR OPERATION
    1.04

    18.
    CU HEAD OF GIRAFFE
    1.08

    19.
    SV MAN OPERATING ON GIRAFFE
    1.11

    20.
    LV AFRICAN HOLDING HEAD OF GIRAFFE
    1.15

    21.
    SV MAN TRIES TO GET GIRAFFE ONTO FEET
    1.19



    Initials IM/S/JH/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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 - Including 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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