To Kill A Hippopotamus

3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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This pictures gives a fine idea of the hippopotamus' powerful jaws, which can easily bite a crocodile or a man right in two. In order to kill one of these monsters instantly it is necessary to pierce their small brain, weighing less than two pounds, with a high power solid nose bullet, shooting through the eye or right under the ear. The hunting is done from rafts,, a s the hippo will often crush a boat in its jaws or throw the hunters into the water where they are likely to be devoured by crocodiles. The natives kill the hippopotami with poisoned spears.

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