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Discover how to hunt and survive the African tribes

The hunting of Aboriginal tribes in Africa is very unique and varied. However, in general, these survival methods are laborious and dangerous.
Since primitive times, our ancestors have known to rely on natural mother to survive by hunting and trapping animals. Over time, early methods of survival gradually disappeared, places for farming and self-production when human society became more and more modern. However, there are still some groups of people who maintain the tribe’s hunting ways to defeat wild animals as food. The way to live and train them with great survival skills is sometimes very risky and dangerous.

Many Aboriginal tribes in Africa still rely on trapping and hunting wild animals for food. The natural environment is gradually shrinking and wildlife is often difficult to catch, forcing Aboriginal groups to come up with many unique and even dangerous methods of hunting. For example, tribes often use strange and relatively funny hunting methods to make exhausted boars and drag them into traps.

Even for the sake of living, the Aboriginal people also use their own bodies as bait to lure wild animals, in which there are typical ways to catch pythons with their feet. Among the wild creatures hunted by tribes for food, the Amazon electricity is one of the most dangerous species. This fish can release a strong current up to 900V, enough to kill an adult man.

In order to defeat this species, the Amazon Aborigines have adopted the tribal hunting method to smash a poisonous tree and dip it into the water. This way will cause the water source to be poisoned, the amount of oxygen is reduced rapidly, causing electric eels to leave the shelter. At this time, the Aboriginal people will launch a javelin or sharpened stick through the fish body and do not touch the fish even if it is dead. However, this way of hunting is still very dangerous and time consuming.

The natural environment is polluted, the amount of food decreases and the animals are too sensitive, making life more and more harsh. African Aboriginal groups even have to compete with other predators to feed. Only with rudimentary weapons like bows and arrows, spears, sticks, they are ready to plunge into the competition with dozens of hungry lions. These reckless “robberies” really make viewers shudder because sometimes, food costs the lives of the aboriginals.

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The scariest animals in the Amazon forest

Black Caiman: The crocodile that lives in this Amazon River is 6 meters long and weighs 300 kg. They can hunt monkeys, deer and even pythons of South America. In addition to the ability to pry and perfect camouflage, the Caiman Black Crocodile also has a strong jaw force. They often bite and pull the prey into the water, turning around to tear it apart. In 2010, biologist Deise Nishimura was attacked by a crocodile under the boat for months. She was lucky to escape but lost one leg.

South America python: This 6 m long and 250 kg python has the ability to tighten, causing the prey to choke and swallow. They can attack by biting their prey and drowning in the water. In addition to lying prey, this nocturnal animal actively hunts.

Arapaima fish: As another giant Amazon creature, the Arapaima fish can reach up to 2 meters long, weigh 100 kg with thick and hard scales against the enemy. They live in areas where piranhas are unharmed. When attacking, the Arapaima often rushes towards the enemy. They can flip the boat and make people seriously injured. In 2002, television reporter Jeremy Wade was attacked by a child, causing serious injuries.


Coral Snake: Rule “Red and yellow can kill people. Black and red are death friends “that can be applied to some snake species in North America, but not in Amazon. Many types of coral snakes are neutral in color and easily blend in with the surrounding environment. These snakes usually stay away from humans, but if they are stepped on or struck, they will attack. Their venom contains toxins that make you stop breathing and lose your life within a few hours.

Assassin bug: In addition to the painful bite, they also transmit the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite that causes the disease of the drill bit. In the tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, this disease causes death for 12,500 people every year.