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It has been awhile since my last posting but yours truly has been busy, not only putting two of my novels up on Inkitt.com for people to read and review but I have just recently released my “Mask of Deceit” back on Amazon Kindle with a new cover.

If you are interested in reading “Man in the Shadows” or “Into the Darkness”  on Inkitt and leaving a review that would be great.

I have also entered the cover designed by Eeva Lancaster for the novel “Devil in Eden” Devil newinto the AllAuthor cover competition for November and so far the cover has made it into the second round BUT I and the cover need votes so if you have not voted or did not know about this venture of mine, please would you mind casting your vote for the lion at this link.  https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/6007/

My next novel to be released sometime this month is “Whispers in the Wind”. Again the cover design is by Eeva Lancaster which I think is awesome.Whispers in the Wind (3)

As a tit-bit or a tease here is the synopsis for Whispers in the wind with a sneak preview of the cover as well.

Step into the evil world of Human Trafficking, where corrupt officials, unemployment, poverty, greed and power all play a part.

A family that is torn apart by abduction.

A child taken in the dead of the night by force to serve as High Priestess for a secret African Cult who worship the jackal god and act as the middle man for the collection of human cargo.

Adele abducted and sold into slavery, and the world of the sex trade where it is all about greed. Join her on her journey into slavery, her misery, her fears, as she’s thrown head first into terror and must use whatever she has to survive, if she is to ever see her family again.

The search for the child and woman moves from the wilds of Zambia, to the under belly of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Join Piet van Zyl and company in their search for Debi, as they move from the banks of the mighty Zambezi deep into the African bush veld.  Follow Henri Le Vee, Special Agent into the sleazy world of human trafficking, where he joins forces with an undercover agent in his search for Adele.

Will David ever see his wife Adele or daughter Debi alive again?

Anyway, that is me for today. I wish you all good health and remember, you never know what is watching from the shadows.

Take Care

 

Teaser for “Mask of Deceit”

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TEASER: A LOVE STORY WITH A DIFFERENCE

 

The eyes looking out from behind the mask are green, but that is all the man can see for her form is hidden in the folds of the flowing gown that she is wearing.  The mask itself is stunning, handcrafted and if she is anything like the beauty of the mask, then she is definitely a catch.

Her voice is husky and sexy at the same time; it sends shivers of delight at the thought of what is to come through his body, as she takes his hand in her gloved hand and leads him along the cobblestone walkway, almost as if leading a lamb to the slaughter.

Sounds of the masked ball not far away filters across the square, laughter fills the air as revelers soak up the atmosphere, the colors are bright, and there is a feeling of gay abandonment as couples, groups move to and fro, their masks hiding their true features, and their costumes blend in with the crowds that swarm along the roads.

She leads him along the canal, the sounds from the square falling behind them as they cross the bridge, and he can’t believe his luck on his first night in Venice, to be chosen by such a beauty, and he tries to imagine what she looks like behind that mask.

They come to an alleyway and she pauses for a second, looks into the dark recess of the alley, then turning quickly, takes his hand again and leads him on.  He could have sworn that he heard her mutter softly into her mask.

“This one is for you Paul, my darling.”

“My Lady, did you say something?”

“No, I am just thinking about what is ahead of us tonight, you must have imagined it.”

She leads him into a room with a four-poster bed in the center, the light is dim and in the distance, he can hear the sound of music, and her heavy breathing, which he takes as passion, and a sign that he is in for a good time tonight with a masked stranger.

The sound of falling cloth behind him, he turns and gasps at the beauty before him.  She is naked, but still wears the mask, and he feels the heat rush through his body, and desire for the masked stranger before him fills him, and he sheds his clothing.

“Do you like what you see Sir?”

“Yes My Lady, you are magnificent, but I wish to gaze upon your face, please remove your mask so that I might drink in your true beauty.”

“I am sorry, you may have me, but the mask stays on.  Lie down, and I will come to you.”

He lies back on the soft mattress, and she straddles him, moving up his chest and offering herself to him. His eyes close in ecstasy, and he feels her take his hand, and the soft feel of silk wraps around his wrist, then the other, and he is bound to the posts of the bed.   His eyes fly open in alarm. He sees her sitting on his chest, her weight holding him down, and in her hand, she is holding a dagger, and he hears sobs coming from behind the mask.

“My Lady, what are you doing?”

Without a word she brings the dagger down, the dim light flashes off the blade as it cuts deep into his chest.  His body arches as he tries to throw her off, he pulls at the silk holding his hands in place, but she rides him, gripping his body with her strong legs, and plunges the blade in, again and again, the blood splatter being thrown across the whiteness of the bed.

His body shudders in its final gasp to hold onto life, and then with a death rattle in his throat, she slashes the sharp blade deeply across his throat, his body goes limp beneath her, the air in his lungs escaping through the deep wounds, as his blood soaks into the bed cover, dripping off the bed, to form a puddle on the carpet.

“There Paul my darling, I showed mercy, just like you taught me, I cut the throat of the animal.”

Without another word, she pulls the gown over her head, covering the blood on her body, slips the dagger into the folds of her dress, and without looking back at the dead man on the bed, leaves him, to be discovered when the occupants of the room returned.

She mingles once more with the groups, just another mask in the crowd.

***

The days with Paul blurred, and time flew by for Juliana as the two of them fell deeper in love with each passing moment.  The mere fact that her father was Don De Luca, retired, did not bother Paul in any way at all, as all he had eyes for was the Don’s beautiful daughter.

Paul taught her to hunt, how to fire a rifle, and the most important lesson of all was the use of the dagger, cutting the animal’s throat to stop any suffering.  Juliana not only loved Paul with all her heart and being, but fell in love with Africa as well, and decided that once they were married, she would not have a problem being the mother to Paul’s children in Africa, and living away from her family in Europe.

The Don accepted Paul into the family with open arms, as did Juliana’s mother, and before they knew it, the two were engaged, and the date of 7th February 2007 was set for the wedding.

Juliana slips out of her gown, allowing the silky material to fall at her feet, and slides into the rose-scented water, feeling the soothing effect of the warm water over her body.  She shudders as memories cloud her mind, memories of Paul, memories of what could have been.  Closes her eyes and allows her mind to drift back in time, back to happier times.

***

Hand in hand they leave The Enchanted Palace behind them, and leave from the palace’s water entrance via a gondola that carries them quickly along the canal, and deposits them on the other side, near the bridge leading to the hotel.  The street lights light their way, as they make their way along the cobbled street, which is not as busy as it was earlier that evening, and the shadows in the alleys are dark and foreboding, and Juliana holds Paul close as the two of them make their way along the narrow streets, the sound of their footsteps echoing ahead of them.

“Wow my love, have you any idea what the time is.”

“No, and I don’t care, you are still going to keep your promise, plus I have something very special to tell you, but only when we are in bed.”

Paul throws back his head and laughs out loud, breaking the silence around them, and pulls Juliana closer.

“Sweetheart, it is 2.30 in the morning, but never mind I made a prom… ”

Paul’s voice is cut off as a strong arm is thrown around his throat; he is pulled backward, off his feet by the attack into the darkness of an alleyway.  He hears Juliana scream, her voice shattering the night, and tries to fight back, but suddenly there are two of them, and he is struck to the ground by a blunt object, fighting to stay conscious, to fight back, and to go to Juliana’s aid as her screams reach fever pitch.

His mask is ripped from his face, a large boot placed on his exposed throat and a light shone in his face.

“He is the wrong fucking one, look there is no tattoo on his cheek.”

“Shit, now what Ivan.”

“Kill him.”

In the background, through a red haze, she hears the sound of a struggle as Paul fights for their lives.  The weight of the man as he throws himself on her knocks the wind out of her body again, she fights back, but a punch to the side of her head knocks her senseless, and she feels the penetration as the rape starts.

***

Review of Mask of Deceit by Paul Zunckel.

Review by Angel C Ernst.

Mr. Zunckel has taken a great leap in his writing this time around. Instead of writing mostly from a male point of view he has delved into the inner workings of the female mind as she has encountered great loss and tragedy.

This is a very dark and powerful story. It is not easy for some to write about personal feelings, and for a gentlemen to capture how a traumatized woman would feel, is truly an amazing feet. Mr. Zunckel has done just that with this story. The emotions take you on a roller coaster ride and let’s face it, not many women out there would not feel exactly the way Juliana feels after suffering at the hands of the thugs.

All around I would give this a 5 star review. Well done Paul capturing the inner workings of the female mind.

Mask of Deceit

by Paul Zunckel

PRE-RELEASE REVIEW

“edge of my seat, escalating heartbeat kind of story”

“I’ve read Paul Zunckel’s Blood Moon Trilogy, and The Devil in Eden. Mask of Deceit is different from those but just as satisfying. His descriptive phrasing drew me right into the scenes all while enjoying the edge of my seat, escalating heartbeat kind of story he has written here!

Frank Herndon

“A departure from Zunckel’s African thrillers I have enjoyed so much, I wasn’t sure quite what to expect with Mask of Deceit. It did not disappoint! It opens with a chilling scene and does not slow down! Well done Mr. Zunckel!

Harry Gormley

  Leigh Paul   ‏@LeighPaulAuthor  19h19 hours ago

Welcome to Twitter @zunks Your new novel on   “Mask of Deceit” is awesome! Congratulations!

It could be you!

Hi All,images-8

Something really unsettling and disturbing happened to my lovely wife, Lucie and I the other day and I just would like to share it here with you and who knows, you yourself just might be a victim of the very same or similar scam that is taking place. I am not talking about a scam artist but a large company that is responsible and not willing to own up to their mistake but hide behind a so called recorded phone conversation.

Allow me to put you in the picture so to speak.

My wife has been a contract customer with a cell phone provider for over twelve years and with this contract we get airtime as well as SMS’s  with never any need to top up as it is something that we do not make much use of but is handy to have if the kids need to get hold of us or vice versa.

Now the fraud comes in along this road. We have been charged by a company, yet to be named for supposedly authorizing them to bill us for the last nine months for them to provided us with Airtime as well as SMS’s and yet this is a service that we have no need of nor asked for as we have been running with our present provider for years.

I only stumbled on this fraud when I paid up my account at the end of last month and on receiving my latest account this month decided to see what my credit limit was not that I can afford it and to my horror discovered that I owed them money for something that I never authorized, did not need and have been paying for the last nine month.

I cancelled the so called service which they did very quickly I must add but according to them there is no refund because I authorized the sale. Why would I authorized a sale for something that I could ill afford plus had no need of and their defense is that they have a recording  of me authorizing something I can’t even use. One other thing, not once in the past nine months have I been contact  in order to set up this so called service because if I had, a red flag would have gone up right away and the whole process would have been thrown to the curb.

So in a nut shell I am being charged for something that I never had any use of…did not know existed and never bought. Maybe I should go out and buy groceries to the same value and bill them for my purchase. At least then I will know what I am paying for and getting what I need after all they are a big company and can afford it…who knows how many other trusting customers they have out there that are totally unaware of the fraud being committed right under their noses.

All I can say is check your statements very carefully. You too could be a victim of this corporate fraud.

Just a hint. THEY SELL CLOTHING.

Take care out there, you never know what is watching from the shadowsCd4ca8GWoAAkylT

 

Accidental Author

Hello All,bull

You know that the funny thing is that I never set out in life to be a writer; never in my wildest dreams did I ever even contemplate writing a short story let alone a complete novel. In fact when I was at school, writing an essay was one of the things that I dreaded…give me an oral anytime but an essay…no way.

Life is very strange in that way, you end up doing something that was the furthers from your laid out pathway in life but mine took a couple of twists and turns that were unexpected and before I could wipe the dream dust from my eyes I found myself unemployed after being in the job market all  my adult life.

No sweat, I have the qualifications behind me, although I am over  55yrs old I should not have a problem getting employed again but life had other plans for me and each time I applied for a position I was turned down. The reason was, too highly qualified…what a laugh, it was my age that got in the way.

It got so bad that I tried to sell my kidney on the black market and let me tell you right now, that is the biggest con of all time. It is like swimming in a sea of sharks. They are not interested in your kidney, all they are after is as much money that they can squeeze out of you before you see the light and realize that they are taking you for a ride.

This led to depression until one day in August 2014 my loving wife, Lucie told me that I was getting under foot and why don’t I sit down and write a story that I had been telling her. Well, okay maybe I could do that, a short story, who knows, a local magazine just might buy it so I sat down at the PC only to be told, once again by the voice of reason that goes by the name of Lucie is that she knows that I will start it, but never finish it.

Now that was a light bulb moment and something went off inside my head and my short story just grew and grew into what is now known as “Blood Moon over Africa”  but it did not end there, my imagination was fired up and within four months I had completed  “The Blood Trilogy”. Book two being “Blood Spoor in the Dark” followed by “Blood Demon-Revenge” and I enjoyed every moment of living with my characters.

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In fact I enjoyed it so much Piet van Zyl became a part of me and to date Piet and myself have had numerous adventures in Africa, from dealing with witchcraft, secret sects, man eating lions, rhino poaching and so much more that at times I find it hard to keep up with Piet, but thanks to my angel, Lucie and to Piet I have now found a purpose and that is to write novels for other people out there to enjoy and to be taken on thrilling rides through Africa and to come out at the end breathless, but satisfied.

I have been very blessed with some awesome and out of the world reviews for my books and for that I am truly thankful. I have made some really great friend from all over the world because of the books and in the end I have found my calling. All I want to do is write and entertain the readers out there who enjoy a touch of suspense, a thrill and adventure and I will admit, sometimes a touch of horror, but then this is Africa, and you never know what is watching from the shadows.

God Bless you all.10616720_554208551347012_8598711892825986012_n

Just a Thought.

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Hi All,

I came across this on Facebook posted by a friend of mine and it really struck a chord with me and I just want to share it with all of you out there.

It deals with verbal abuse and also taking advantage.

It is really strange how some people have two masks, sometimes even more than two, depending on who they are dealing with and unfortunately most of us will come across these people, who knows you just might know one right now.

They could think that the situation you’re in is to their advantage and treat you like a second class citizen, or else they see themselves as a dictator and demand respect. How can anyone who treats others with no respect expect respect in return?  Respect is earned, it is not something you can demand, regardless of your position in life, regardless of who or what you are or profess to be.

This is for those out there that are walking that path, by choice or by situation in life. Take a stand, or better still, kick the abuser to the curb, there are better things out there in life than putting up with a person who treats you badly and has no people skills and ABUSES you. Remember, you’re happiness comes first and foremost.

There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning and your first thought is…” What is going to hit the fan today?”

You don’t ever have to tolerate people who treat you poorly. It doesn’t matter if it is a friend, a family member, a partner or employer. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve know them for or how nice they may have been to you in the past – YOU are allowed to call people out on their ABUSIVE behavior – YOU are allowed to set boundaries about what you are and not willing to tolerate – YOU allowed to vocalize how their ABUSE makes you feel – YOU allowed to share those feelings and experiences with other people – AND IF NECESSARY – YOU’RE ALLOWED TO LEAVE AND DISTANCE YOURSELF.”

Move on, you owe that person nothing, no matter what they might try hold over your head, they are not entitled to ABUSE you and treat you unfairly. Leave them behind and get on with your life. You will be better off without them there.

Take Care out there, you never know what is watching from the shadows.Lion 9 (3)

God Bless you all.

Thank You!

Hi, one and all, images-8

Finally, my wife and I are back in civilization where we now have access to unlimited WiFi which means that yours truly will soon be back, up and running once again.

I would like to pay tribute through this medium to a wonderful lady that has gone and designed five covers for four of my titles that are now available on Amazon Kindle in the e-book format as well as a hard copy for those who prefer to hold a book in their hands.

Thank you, Eeva.

The exciting news that I wish to share with you all is that my one stand-alone novel, “Fangs of Fury” will soon be released in South Africa and distributed throughout the country in various bookstores, and hopefully will do well enough over here for it to reach the overseas market as well, but only time will tell.

I would also like to thank everyone who kept my flag flying on Twitter while I was in limbo and not able to reciprocate all the tweets, but like I said…I AM BACK and will soon be up and running again. There are just too many of you to name, but each one of you knows who you are, and you have my heartfelt thanks

For those who have not seen these amazing covers, here they are again…back and better than ever before.

Thank you all once again, and remember, you never know what is watching from the shadows…take care out there.

Blood Moon Cover 2Blood Spoor Cover 2

Blood Demon new amazonFangsd Soon to be releasedDevil new

Legacy of Beauty.

Hi All,images-6

It has been awhile but while I have not been on the blog my wife and I have been putting many kilometers behind us on our new venture. Firstly to say we were sad to leave The Ibis Lounge in Nieu Bethesda behind us but we have moved on to an Oasis out in the vast picturesque Namaqualand, in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and this area is stunning…the beauty of the area is well worth a visit as it has so much to offer.

The name of this hidden Oasis is APOLLIS COTTAGE 19399470_1137208666380328_831557862875639380_nwhich is a family run business although your new hosts will be my lovely wife and me.

Just a bit of history on this amazing place.

It has been in the family for 2 generations and still has some of the original farmhouse furniture and what does APOLLIS COTTAGE offer to the guest apart from a home from home feel. Let me make your mouth water and give you the itch to make the journey into our new world.

3 en-suite Bedrooms boasting unique views of the surrounding areas.14485094_888485701252627_646756993633106613_n16649396_1017964188304777_1588947043806072327_n19424452_1137207396380455_6762448857095610738_n

 

For those who can’t do without we have DSTV & Internet access

The Guesthouse runs entirely on solar/wind energy with our water being supplied by borehole and wind pump. We are proud to say that we are an Eco-Friendly Guest House.

The area is rich in history and offers breathtaking views.16830948_1017964251638104_3087585317579475628_n

If you are looking for somewhere to try out that new Mountain bike, or Off-Road Scrambler, the area is perfect for you. Looking for somewhere to hike, where the horizon just moves further away…put on those hiking boots and join us. Feel the need to climb over rocks and boulders 16864333_1017964331638096_2479577322550468362_nand take in the awesome surrounding, be our guest as there is plenty to attract you.

If you are looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, if you need to connect to nature join us around a wood fire in the Kookhuis 10616720_554208551347012_8598711892825986012_nwith only the stars above you and enjoy a Sundowner before you sit down to an exclusive candlelit dinner 14670787_893638440737353_2082435817299932143_npersonally prepared for you in our kitchen and don’t worry about Breakfast…you will not leave hungry as it is included in the price.

Apollis Cottage is perfect for that remote getaway, breath in the fresh air and feel the cool wind on your face…look across the vast landscape and fall in love with Namaqualand. When you leave us, you will leave with memories and just maybe your footprints in the sand.

www.theapolliscottage.com

As for my writing, well it is on the back burner for now but never fear…”n boer maak n plan” and Piet and company will soon be back in the saddle. Until then you can wet your appetite for Adventure and Thrills with the re-release of The Blood Trilogy and Devil in Eden. Awesome covers designed by Eeva Lancaster for which I am most thankful.

Take care out there. You never know what is watching from the shadows.

God Bless you All.

 

Lesson Learnt

Hello Everyone,images-6

Well life goes on and I am never ceased to be amazed at what goes on in social media.  Ever since I was blessed with the gift of being able to write and I had to jump into the social media swimming pool, get my feet wet and learn how to swim…sometimes I feel as if I am barely keeping my head above water.CROC

The reason why I felt the need to put this out there is the number of people…men and woman… (mostly young woman)…who follow my account, for which I am grateful as promoting my work is why I am there  in the first place, but these young ladies are in a class of their own…they start off with a DM…Hello or Hi to which I will replay with a Thank You for following me.

All innocent and above board. I am not on social media looking for anything other than promoting my work and the work of the other awesome authors out there but these young ladies (and men) are on the hunt…they all want something and I have no idea if it is the parrot images (4)in my profile picture or the cap Photo0930I am wearing but it is certainly not my looks.

At heart I am a friendly boy next door and am quite happy to engage in a conversation with someone who has followed me, after all the interest must be my books. Silly me…still learning to swim in a pool…but now the sharks have entered the water images (68)as well and for some reason they all seem to think that I am rolling in cash, images-5or on the lookout for a flingscrewed-2

What part of…”I am happily married” do they not understand. Maybe they can’t read and in that case they have my sympathy.

I suppose now that I have woken up and realized what to look out for I can avoid getting into any kind of conversation with them as unlike me, they just seem to follow anyone and then follow it up with a question like…”What do you do for a living”? Or “Where do you live”?

I actually had one ask me if I could pay their Internet bill for them. One who made contact with me called me a scammer when I told her I was married to my best friend and happy at that. What the heck was I trying to scam?

For crying out loud, all that information is found on my profile page. My life is an open book to anyone who takes the time to check out my profile or visit my Authors page.

Enough is enough and to those of you out there that are following me because you support me and are interested in my work, I thank you from the bottom of my heart 12003371_700178953446259_1368152052017028245_nbut to the rest…For the last time…I am a married man, who is very much in love with his wife, I am happy and do not need the social media to find a wife, a girlfriend or another dog for that matter as my wife and dog is all I need.images-8

They say you learn something new each and every day…well now I can add this to my growing repertoire of lessons learnt.

I wish all of you out there a wonderful weekend. Take Care and stay safe.

God Bless you all.

Under The…”Cover”

Hi All,images-6

Yes, I know that I have slacked off with my posts, but sometimes other parts of life get in the way and it is not always easy to sit down and just hit the keys. The guest house, The Ibis Lounge has been busyimages (89) and it does tend to take up one’s time, not that I’m complaining as it is enjoyable getting to meet so many different people from different parts of the world, but that is now coming to an end as the business has been sold and Lucie and myself will be moving on once October comes around, but we have had a wonderful time here, but as they say, when one door closes, another one opens.

Now that is so true when it comes to all aspects of life. Let’s take my writing for example. I never in my wildest dreams ever thought that one day I would sit down and write a novel. In fact, it happened quite by accident and if you want to blame anyone, the blame rests solely on Lucie’s shoulders as she is the one who in August 2014 convinced me to sit down to do a short story, and then she comes along with these words…”I know you will start it, but you will not finish it”.

Well, that was the magic words that started off my new career as a wannabe author and within four months I had completed The Blood Trilogy and the rest is history. Now I just do not have the time to sit down, let my imagination take over and put all the ideas running around in my head onto paper but as always, Lucie will make sure I have the time.

Now back to that…” one door closes, another one opens.”

Due to certain aspects of my contract with my previous publisher which I will not go into out of respect for them we were advised by legal counsel to get the copyright back on all my work, which I must stress, I did with a heavy heart as they were very good to me in a lots of ways, but in this life, you have to look out for number one, and number one is yourself. So the books were withdrawn, and then I was approached by a wonderful lady called Eeva who cut to the chase and gave me some awesome advice regarding my work, something that I will always be in debt to her for and for which I am very thankful. This resulted in a total clean up, polish, re-edit, re-write of each and every one of the manuscripts…certain things that seemed to slip under the radar as being okay were picked up and sorted out with the result that there was a far better flow in the novel than when they were first published.

Apart from calling a spade a spade as far as my writing is concerned, she then went and off her own bat designed the magnificent covers for the re-release of The Blood Trilogy. Book One, Blood Moon over Africa,Blood Moon Cover 2 followed by Book Two, Blood Spoor in the Dark,Blood Spoor Cover 2 with Blood Demon-Revenge still to be born. Now how is that for one door closing and another one opening?

I just can’t praise her work enough. As you can see, these covers are in a class of their own…exceptional and if anyone out there needs a cover that is going to rock your world, you can find Eeva at this address… www.thebookkhaleesi.com. You will never regret making contact with someone who like her covers, is in a class of her own. Thank you for everything Eeva.DB0iVADXsAAf05E

Right, time for me to end off here, but before I leave, Blood Moon over Africa has been re-released on Amazon in the Kindle format, with Blood Spoor in the Dark due for re-release early September so if you fancy a thriller from Africa, tighten your seatbelt and get ready for a ride into the darkness.

Take Care out there and remember you never know what is watching from the shadows.Lion10 (3)

Ignorance is bliss

Hello All,j

I had no idea that this morning I was going to come across a tweet on Twitter from a well meaning person, but obviously this person has no idea at all on the impact that the encroachment of man has had on nature or the wild life that survive in nature.

His point is and I quote “wrong, there are plenty of examples of co-habitation” and this is in response to my tweet regarding the encroachment of mankind into the domain of the wilds. I suppose everyone has their own point of view on this subject, depending on where you live. If you live in an area where there are no predators or carnivores, then yes the deer and the elk will co-exist with you as they are herbivores. The vervet monkey co-exists with usimages (34) but a predator remains a predator and to my knowledge there are no examples of co-habitation between man and predator, unless one or the other is in a cage with steel bars.

A great example of co-habitation is a farm…domesticated animals but co-habitation with the Big Five or any predator unless they are in a zoo or nature reserve (controlled environment) is not possible.

Try telling the farmer who is losing his live stock to marauding lions that this is an example of co-habitation. bff9e26a6ad89f04cfe21687f1a2de67Take the young husband, who has just lost his wife to a Nile crocodile while she was doing the washing down at the river that it is okay,CROC after all this is an example of co-habitation or for that matter, the villagers who live in fear as night falls because they know a man-eater is on the hunt, or the old man who lost a son to an enraged elephant as he tried to chase the mighty animal from the banana plantation.bull

The family of the tourist who got out of his car to film a pride of lion around their kill and got taken out by a lioness don’t believe in co-habitation, and as for the lioness, no-one told her that we are living in co-habitation, nor did anyone tell the lion pride that visited a group camping in their domain and ended up dragging away one of the unfortunate campers.

The list can go on and on where the idea of co-habitation between man and predator just gets kicked to the curb.

Really, they say that ignorance is bliss…but that does not excuse a sense of false security…a predator will always remain a predator and as mankind expands into their habitat the chances if a meeting between the two become all the more certain, and there can only be one winner.

Both trying to survive in a shrinking world.

There are varies records of predators turned man-eater from around the world, and in every case it has been the encroachment of man into their domain, and the truth is, man is the easiest prey of all.

God Bless you all.

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