Lion and toilet roll....

Nov 10th, 2006, 07:27 AM
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Lion and toilet roll....

Hi all please dont try this one.
Mike uses a toilet roll to distract the lion.
I have seen guys do it with a blanket and toilet roll.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLrvmwj-YHQ

What do you think?
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Nov 10th, 2006, 09:40 AM
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since you asked: stupid, pointless exploitation. Must be a Steve Erwin wannabe. You also can be assured there's an armed scout in the vehicle ready to take the lion out.

I'd like to know where he guides, cuz I'll be sure to stay away.
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Nov 10th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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Nov 10th, 2006, 02:11 PM
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One has to question the motive, why?
We will read his obit sooner rather than later, the tragedy will be that some mammal will be executed as a consequence.
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Nov 10th, 2006, 09:06 PM
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Bots,

I'm not too thrilled, either....

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Nov 10th, 2006, 09:16 PM
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This is what comes into my mind:

"I love wild animals. I'm gonna confront you, to entertain people, to provoke you to perform, to show how brave I am, to show how timid you can be and how superior I am. But really, I do love you."

Sorry, not my sort of nature lover at all.

John
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Nov 11th, 2006, 02:09 AM
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"I'd like to know where he guides, cuz I'll be sure to stay away."

-- Agreed.

The only thing amusing about this is how the cat eventually walks away out of sheer boredom.
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Nov 11th, 2006, 02:33 AM
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Bots,

Your clip says, Tsavo lions....so, was it in the Tsavo park and are these clips from new episodes? Unfortunately, his show is very popular on Animal Planet, India. His first two series was not as bad as this clip, although i do admit watching it for sheer entertainment. It's like watching a silly movie or sitcom......

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Nov 11th, 2006, 02:59 AM
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"I'd like to know where he guides, cuz I'll be sure to stay away."

His website is easy to find so he'd be just as easy to avoid.

John
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Nov 11th, 2006, 06:14 AM
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I doubt if there are any theatrics during his guiding of guests....

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Nov 11th, 2006, 03:39 PM
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I saw him in Khwai last year- what a total idiot, as far as the animals and the way he treated other humans as well. I was told numerous stories of similar incidents with guests endangered by his antics as well. Such as a female guest tied into the scouts seat (on the front of the vehicle), as he pulled the front of the vehicle quite close to a pride of lions. Absolute moron in my opinion!!! (can you tell that I wasn't fond of the "gentleman"???)
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Nov 11th, 2006, 07:34 PM
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jeez!!! I didnt realize he did that sort of thing while guiding....how does he still retain his guiding permit?

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Nov 11th, 2006, 08:42 PM
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Knew this would get a you going...
Since the tv program he has terned into a bit of pre madonna.
This year in May as Moremi was closed to trucks as of the rains, he is the only guide(company) that decided that he will take his truck in.
Was supposed to get banned from Moremi etc but somehow managed to get his mobile licence back.
Mike is causing a lot of hassles as people comming on Safari expects the tv program to be a nornm for guides...
Whitch it is not.
It gives the wrong impression for tourist and some people have tried to get him banned in Botswana.
The prob is that the mad mike and mark show generates a lot of money and free advertisement for Botswana although wrong tipe.
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Nov 11th, 2006, 09:29 PM
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Well....i'm not going to rush to book a trip with him.

Strange that visitors expect a similar experience when going on safari after seeing the show.....anyways, the guides at camps/mobile trips always brief them on do's and dont's....

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Nov 12th, 2006, 11:11 AM
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Kwando, need I say more?
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Nov 12th, 2006, 12:10 PM
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Marksafari17.
In this instance it would be appreciated by all if you did embellish. Please do say more.
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Nov 12th, 2006, 05:05 PM
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Exactly, he has no connections with Kwando......

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Nov 13th, 2006, 10:09 AM
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And his point is.......

Why would anyone pay more to see that and spend time with the high end safari guy?????
Did they show the guns with their sights aimed at the beasts?
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Nov 13th, 2006, 02:20 PM
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I was sincere: Can you please say more? MS17
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Nov 13th, 2006, 03:23 PM
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Dumb dumb dumb...(I'm talking about the human, of course)....I hate this kind of thing.
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