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Lions kill Isis fighters battling to control huge gas reserves in Mozambique

23 thoughts on “Steve’s policy works”

  1. Sure, Lions are big fierce predators and all that, but how fucking useless must you be if you are a group of blokes with automatic weapons and explosives, and still end up as prey?

  2. Sam – the lions can hunt at night. Happened at a game reserve in South Africa. 3 Poachers came in and were killed by lions.

  3. El Draque – Sure, I get all that. But a group of fighters who turn in for the evening without armed sentries and other precautions? These guys deserve it in both senses of the word.

  4. Lions, snakes, crocs, and… buffalo…

    Something tells me most of the lads were city boys long on Religion and short on actual knowledge of the african Outback..

    But yeah…. Poetic justice..

  5. Grikath: “long on Religion and short on actual knowledge”.

    Sums up the ropers on every topic imaginable.

  6. Yes lions. And all those rough-as-fuck Geordies and Scots guys I used to see hanging out at the Mosai-o-Tunya Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia when I was a kid: they really were construction workers.

  7. I remember reading a story about someone being dragged out of his tent in the middle of the night and being killed by a pack of lions.

    A ranger commented that the lions probably attacked because the individual panicked.

    So remember if you’re ever dragged out of your tent by a lion, just chill.

    I also read that predatory grizzlies and polar bears don’t, unlike most predators, kill you before they start eating you. They just start eating you. I guess they figure no-one survives being eaten.

    In the UK we have some quite angry badgers.

  8. Apparently, at one spot on the eastern front in WWI the Germans and Russians were losing so many men to wolves that they called a ceasefire and worked together to exterminate the predators, so they could get back to killing one another in peace.

    In the UK we have some quite angry badgers.

    We also have an influential set of idiots looking to reintroduce wolves. I could get on board if we had strong enough fences. Imagine, a big reserve where wolves and envirotwats could live in harmony with nature, away from the poison of “carbon”.

    . . . flame-throwers would have been dangerous near the gas reserves.

    A little OT, but we could be fighting WWIII over Russian maintenance:

  9. Crocodiles are top predators, but the snakes presumably only killed those Da’esh who trod on them, buffaloes are defensive rather than aggressive, so I wonder whether the lions were justifiably protecting their cubs. I was given to understand that in India lions and tigers only turn man-eaters when they are unable to catch prey that tastes better.

    Good for the lions anyhow but I doubt that they are doing it just to encourage Steve.

  10. I had an uncle who served in Malaya. He said that they always slept with their rifles, not because of the terrotists but all the animals snuffling around their tents in the jungle.

  11. Moose injure or kill more people than bears in a lot of places, doesn’t pay to underestimate the herbivores especially the large ones.

    Seems the struggling advice works here as well

    “Although moose can outrun humans at their top speeds, many times, they won’t chase you far if you run away from them. If you don’t get away fast enough, and a moose knocks you down, don’t struggle. Curl into the fetal position and cover your head with your arms. Trying to move or beat it off will only cause the moose to continue kicking and stomping you.” At 1,500 pounds and with antlers 6 feet apart just knocking you over is bad enough, they also then come back and stomp on you

  12. :Imagine, a big reserve where wolves”

    In the New Forest Wildlife Centre there’s a wolf enclose.

    Most of the animals there ignore you but the wolves stare at you. It’s quite unnerving.

    It’s quite a jolly place to visit if you’re in the area. Especially if you have kids.

  13. When a wolf looks at you some deep down part of you knows it’s figuring out how to kill and eat you and if it’s worth doing right now and that there’s likely not a lot you can do about it

  14. Told this story here before but…
    Walking home to the house from the bar in the early hours, met a couple of wolves. I’m told there aren’t any in the Sierra Nevadas. Pyrenees & some mountains over Portugal way. So if you don’t know any very large dogs with white markings on the sides of their faces, kindly tell the wolves they’re not there. They were chewing on what looked like half a goat on the goat track that we amusingly called a road. Problem being this was mid winter & that’s the only possible way to get to the house absent climbing equipment. So I just gave them a buenos noches & walked past them. Got a brief glance. I think I would have got more of a result out of dogs. Feeding dogs tend to be more aggressive with strangers.

  15. Although to reassure, I imagine they could be counted on to hunt down & eat environmentalists if hungry. As no doubt the goat would have agreed. If you’ve never actually dealt with goats, especially the semi-wild ones hang out in the Spanish mountains, an environmentalist couldn’t hold a candle to a goat determined not to be dinner.

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