HUNTING WITHOUT A CATCH

This is about my night safari experience along a river in Laos and the story of our boat guides who used to hunt wildlife for a living. It’s published on Vientiane Times, Mindanews and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Manoeuvring a long-tail boat with a bamboo stick, a Khmu boatman, Khounthone, pointed his headlight left and right, up and down to spot wildlife along the Nam Nern River. He was tracing the bushes and trees like a painter, coloring silhouettes on a gray canvas made by the pale moonlight.

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