"The âman-eaters of Tsavoâ have since become the subject of numerous popular accounts, including three Hollywood films."
Any guesses what those films are without googling? I can think there was one with Michael Douglas & Val Kilmer 'the Ghost & the Darkness'?
I often start the day checking in to Gene Expression for a good jolt of Razib brain volts. Good one today.
When I was a kid, one of my favourite books was Maneaters of Kumaon by "great white hunter" Jim Corbett (who by all accounts was a rather decent sort of chap, despite being a colonial). But what I could never figure out is why the natives just didn't shoot the bloody things themselves.