What if mutants take over the planet in science fiction films? Many people will die, but you will not, you will know how to hunt dinosaurs!
… mutants or dinosaurs will re-fill the planet!
According to the latest, very scientific information, the last living mammoths on planet Earth became extinct about 6-10 thousand years ago. But there are still elephants, hippos, rhinos. In the middle (climatic) zone, smaller animals still live: elk, bear, wild boar, deer, but a real survival specialist simply must know, just in case, how to get any animal of any size, including elephants and hippos.
Let's go back to the mammoths. How do you think the ancient people got mammoths for meat? Movies, history books and paintings in museums have many clear answers to this question. The whole tribe first drove the poor animal into the pit, and then threw stones at the mammoth in the pit to death.
Catching large ungulates with the help of trapping pits is still practiced in some places, but personally I have not heard that the hunters stoned the caught animal in the pit. Do you know why? Because at the impact sites, giant hematomas form. Simply put, bruises. And more precisely, a little appetizing, jelly-like mass of black-blue-violet color. It is unlikely that the ancient hunters deliberately spoiled the meat of the mined animals in this way. In order to kill a mammoth in a hole, it was enough to poke it in the neck with a spear and wait for the mammoth to die from blood loss.
It is also known that ancient people covered floors in dwellings with mammoth skins. But it was not possible to remove the skin from the mammoth in the cramped hole. And it is quite difficult to dig a hole in the permafrost. During the Ice Age, in the habitats of mammoths, the earth was frozen for sure. It turns out that there were no pits either. But how were mammoths killed? Yes, as well as modern elephants or moose with the help of primitive weapons. For example, African pygmies with their toy weapons hunt like this, hitting them in the stomach with a spear and waiting an hour after two or three inflammations of the elephant's peritoneum, came up and finished off the beast with a spear in the neck. The main thing in such a hunt was not to chase the wounded animal in vain. The beast retreated and, not noticing the pursuit behind itself, stopped and lay down, feeling the pain of being wounded. After lying down, the beast could no longer get up and it was not difficult to find it on the trail.
The same goes for using elephant traps. They don't dig holes for elephants. Hunting holes are dug on smaller animals, where tiny elephants can really get. Other traps are used on adult elephants (and hippos). A spear coated with a thick layer of clay is hung over the elephant trail. So that the total weight of the spear with a lump of clay was over a hundred kilograms. Such a modernized spear can be hung by two adult peasants on a tree branch and, with the help of a simple trigger device, the spear can be fixed over the path. Pygmies smeared clay on an elephant spear already on a tree. An elephant (hippopotamus, antelope, zebra …) passing under the tree touched the guard and the spear, falling down, pierced the elephant (or hippopotamus) through and through. Which led to the rapid death of the animal.
Such spears-traps were used practically all over the world. In Vietnam, such traps, lumps of clay with many bamboo stakes, were successfully "hunted" even for American soldiers-invaders. In addition, these traps are much easier than piling up logs in bear traps. By the way, mouth traps are also known all over the world. For example, in Africa, even hippos were caught with mouth-type traps. Hippos out of the water are quite shy and careful, and the fear of human traps was transmitted to them (hippos) apparently at the genetic level. Local residents, in order to scare off hippos, put on their path a semblance of a pumpkin trap or a small stump of a tree, resting one end (pumpkin) on a stick. This layout was enough for the hippos to stop using this trail for a long time.
On Siberian bears and elk, if necessary, you can put a powerful crossbow (crossbow) with a spear instead of an arrow. Such crossbows (crossbows) with bows, which were pulled at once by two or three adult men, were installed by hunters until the middle of the twentieth century. Then the crossbow began to be replaced with firearms or steel cable loops.
The fact that all the above described traps are considered poaching and are prohibited for use everywhere, you yourself already guessed. Knowing and applying are not the same thing. But you need to know just in case.
What do you say: “A tyrannosaurus came from somewhere and needs to be killed? I hope you haven't scared him? Then let's get together now and do as you ask."