Ituri Forest Pygmies | Who Rules the Forest? National Geographic Magazine: Pygmy Sets Hunting Net | Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of Congo

Pygmy Sets Hunting Net | Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of Congo

Pygmy Sets Hunting Net | Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of Congo

From my journal:

Paluku and I head out with the net hunters… most of our time is without paths…  I feel like an elephant around a bunch of little mice… I am constantly tripping on vines; leaves are whipping my arms, legs, even drawn thru my mouth just trying to keep up with these little guys.  I think to myself that it makes sense that these folks were formed by this place as a six-foot person, I try to follow a 4-foot guy who is using a machete to cut out a hole in the jungle just his size.

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