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Wannabe’s Musings: The Kudu.

Of all African game animals, the one which turns me on most is Kudu.

Kudu by Millais

I’m not usually enthusiastic about the heads, antlers and skins. My Grandpa, who taught me all I know about hunting, started out as a pot hunter, then when he didn’t have to rely on wild meat any more discovered the joy of hunting for the sake of hunting (hunting for sport, as some call it) but he never got to dig the ‘trophy’ part of the thing. The antlers of the moose he shot were all around his place – serving as coat hangers, mostly – and ridiculously poor coat-hangers they were – and usually, the sight of any mounted antlered head reminds me of those coat-hangers and makes me think “I wouldn’t want this gather dust in my apartment”.

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