“In the (first) fifteen years (of fieldwork) I can remember just ten times when I had really narrow escapes from death. Two were from drowning in typhoons, one was when our boat was charged by a wounded whale; once my wife and I were nearly eaten by wild dogs, once we were in great danger from fanatical lama priests; two were close calls when I fell over cliffs, once I was nearly caught by a huge python, and twice I might have been killed by bandits.”

 Roy Chapman Andrews, dinosaur hunter

From a new non-fiction book here, Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs.  Who wants it first?  Really cool!

 

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