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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:15 pm 
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Except I've often found that you read things you wish you'd read before the trip. Sometimes reading during the trip is too late (depending on the content of course)

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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And depending on the legnth of your trip :D Sometimes you read it just in time :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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Great book, read the part last night about the "Magnificent Seven" and how they had to help Mafunyane get up and on his feet again after they've darted him to do research, his tusks were so big that he could not swing his head around to get momentum to get on his feet.

Wish I could have been a fly in a tree when they got him up again as he caused havoc amongst all the vets and humans around him, and how Bruce had to get Mafunyanes attention away from the brand new Sanparks "bakkie" when he was having a charging at anything that moved or got in his range of vision. :lol:

Truly a legend - condolences to his family


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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awesome book. Just finished reading this morning it worth reading it and experience Kruger from the rangers side and not tourist. Condolences to his family.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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Busy with this book at the moment, I'm about 2/3s of the way through. Excellent, very interesting and entertaining, provides wonderful insight into the work of the guys at the forefront of conservation. Very very highly recommended for any Kruger lover. Fillled with action, humour, suspense, intrigue, mystery, the supernatural (yes supernatural!), comedy, tragedy, sadness, joy, science, history and much more.

Very sad that he passed away recently.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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I bought a copy of this book at the Skukuza shop. Looking forward to reading it.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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Great book. :clap: :clap:

Once I’ve started I couldn’t put it down!!

This book by the late Bruce Bryden has it all…suspense, adventure, action, history, drama, betrayal, facts, etc, etc.

This book opens a window to the daily activities of some of our game rangers. Many of them have spent days and weeks in the bush hidden away and waiting for poachers. Some serious issues are raised as well, like the elephant culling issue, the current screening and appointment of guide/s and a section ranger with no or little shooting abilities, the potential of the Trans Frontier Park between SA, Zim and Moz, etc.

This book also opens a window to some of the employees of Kruger and many of them, including the late Bruce, can be described as “Men of Men”! They, and their wives living with them, were tough and many of them were roughing it out on a daily basis and as a way of life.

This book is highly recommended to everyone. I wish I could have met the late Bruce Bryden.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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This book was given to me as a gift on Friday. As of this morning I'm almost finished.

Very interesting read, and filled in some of the gaps in terms of how the rangers live.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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I read this book a while back, and i loved it so much. I'm thinking of reading it again.lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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Bought this book in December 2010 and I must say it is just superb! I'm currently reading it now.

When I heard that Bruce had passed away I was so sad, when you read this book you kind of feel as if you know him personally.

I told my parents about this book and funny enough my parents responded by telling me that they had 'met him' in the Kruger a good few years ago. There was a kill alongside the road just km's away from Skukuza and the gates were closing soon. My parents were watching the vultures peck away at the dead giraffe when all of a sudden a blue bakkie pulled up and a man very sternly told them to get back to camp. My parents were thinking: hell! hows this random man telling us to get back to camp!!!"....

When back at Skukuza they spoke to one of the game rangers and they told them about this man in a blue bakkie. The ranger responded by saying that the man was Bruce Bryden, Senior Manager. Obviously the blue bakkie was 'Betsie' :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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I REALY ENJOYED THIS BOOK,IT WAS REALY ENJOYABLE, I WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR HE PASSED AWAY,DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHAT HAPPEND,PLEASE CAN YOU INFORM US, THANX


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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Bruce bryden died from malaria contracted while holidaying in Mozambique , of the exact date I am unsure , probably early 2009 .

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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dovidal, have a read through this tribute thread

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 Post subject: Re: A Game Ranger Remembers
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I absolutely loved Bruce Brydens book and it is a definate must read for anyone with a passion or interest in kruger. I particularly enjoyed the one story where after a mornings culling, one of bruce's colleagues went to visit the 'little boys room' as part of his morning ritual. Bruce and the fellow rangers proceeded to sneak up to the ablusions and loudly bang on the corregated iron walls. Needless to say he wasn't impressed :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Bryden - A Game Ranger Remembers
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Do not know if you remember me but my father(Tom Roy) and you met on a beer heritage tour a long time ago,we, being my family,visited you house in skukuza for an afternoon braai,the stories you told still play over in my mind till this day.Will definitely be keeping an eye out for your book.Say howzit to Hunt for me,i remember him as being someone i would of traded place's in a heart beat(except for his boarding school stories in Sabie).
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