Here is an interesting article from Hugh Paxton’s Blog about the weapon used to illegally kill a wild Gaur in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.
“The gaur (/ˈɡaʊər/, Bos gaurus), also called Indian bison, is the largest extant bovine, native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. The species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1986, as the population decline in parts of the species’ range is likely to be well over 70% during the last three generations. Population trends are stable in well-protected areas, and are rebuilding in a few areas which had been neglected.”
Hugh Paxton’s blog got this from Chang who found it in the Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. It was designed and used by a poacher who killed a gaur. It’s a cunning bit of evil. The man, known to Chang, was small and so was his weapon. So small you can slip it into pockets or in this bloke’s case tie it to your ankle and conceal it beneath baggy trousers. Once in the forest…
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