It is true that biographies of professional hunters are many, and only the good stories stand out, but this is a good story. In the beginning of his career, Joe met "Crazy Mack" who took him along hunting for crocs in a leaky boat and showed Joe the ropes of elephant hunting.
Mack was a Scot who walked around in a roughly woven woolen kilt and was slightly odd because of his traumatic experiences in WW II. His career launched, Brooks went from ridding a village of a man-killing elephant to shooting two crop-raiding pachyderms with one shot. Crocodiles were of great interest to Brooks, and he hunted some outsized monsters including one that went over twenty feet. On another occasion, Brooks was asked to dislodge a long-since dead elephant carcass from a river. As he pulled the body out of the water with his vehicle, several people jumped on it to float along.That is till the carcass turned over and everybody fell in among the crocs that were following their meal! Brooks's lifetime of being in the wilds of Africa has yielded some interesting stories, and this well-written account is a very worthwhile read. Joe Brooks still lives in Zambia today, and if you are lucky, you can see him if you visit his crocodile farm in Choma and Livingstone. The item "Siatwinda Signed Ltd Slipcase Safari Press African Big Game Hunting Brooks" is in sale since Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books".
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