Swimming with piranhas at feeding time: my life doing dumb stuff with animals

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Field journalist Richard Conniff examines the lives of two-, four-, six-, and eight-legged creatures from around the globe, providing adventure-packed accounts of his many ill advised forays into the animal kingdom. He pulls a 90-pound snapping turtle out of a Louisiana bayou, tracks leopards with !Kung San hunters in the Namibian desert, and travels through the Himalayas in pursuit of tigers and the mythical migur. All in a day’s work, he flings chicken carcasses into piranha-infested waters to clock how quickly they disappear before diving in himself, and then encounters a man stung by 120 different species of insects, ranking their pain the way Robert Parker ranks wine. Again and again, Conniff courts the most dangerous animals and lives to tell the tale. This collection offers a rare chance to accompany him on death defying treks and see life through the lens of a bona-fide field naturalist.
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subject_facet Animals -- Anecdotes, Dangerous animals -- Anecdotes
title_display Swimming with piranhas at feeding time : my life doing dumb stuff with animals
title_full Swimming with piranhas at feeding time : my life doing dumb stuff with animals / Richard Conniff
title_short Swimming with piranhas at feeding time :
title_sub my life doing dumb stuff with animals