TRACK GAME LIKE THE SAN

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TRACKER MAN­UAL BY: ALEX VAN DEN HEEVER, KAREL BENADIE & RENAIS MHLONGO PUB­LISHER: STRUIK NA­TURE PRICE: R290

Ican’t re­mem­ber how many times I’ve found my­self bend­ing over a vague an­i­mal track in the road won­der­ing what went through here be­fore me. Luck­ily then Alex van den Heever com­piled a prac­ti­cal guide to an­i­mal track­ing for us nor­mal folk. This Lon­dolozi game ranger has been hon­ing his track­ing skills for 22 years. He’s tracked sev­eral of the world’s big cats and has even fol­lowed griz­zly bears in the Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park in the USA. Tracker Man­ual was de­vel­oped with the help of in­for­ma­tion gained from tra­di­tional track­ers in South­ern Africa. So what you get isn’t only the writer’s ex­ten­sive knowl­edge, but hun­dreds of years of track­ing know-how. It’s not sim­ply about tracks ei­ther. You learn about all the ob­vi­ous signs that any of 160 species leave be­hind in the bush. And then the book also teaches you about not-so-ob­vi­ous signs where an an­i­mal left its mark. The in­for­ma­tion is set out in bul­let points for easy ref­er­ence and there are lots of pho­to­graphs as well as ac­cu­rate draw­ings.

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