Aching for food

 作者:应模衍     |      日期:2019-03-06 05:19:09
By Jeff Hecht THE skull of an infamous man-eating lion has vindicated Jim Corbett, the legendary big-game hunter of the 1920s and 1930s. Corbett always said that the lions most dangerous to people are those least dangerous to their usual prey. In 1898, a pair of male lions earned a fearsome reputation by killing and eating more than 130 workers building a railway bridge across the Tsavo River in Kenya. Both lions were huge, measuring nearly 3 metres long when project engineer John Henry Patterson finally shot them with a heavy rifle. He preserved the skins and skulls,