This is a skill most people have lost, since it is no longer necessary. Still, it's an interesting look at how our bodies make us superior hunters even without firearms. A human in peak physical condition can just keep going and going whereas nothing else can. I'm sure that, in the case of the fellows in the video, their running shoes also helped!
It's a terrifying thought to be running away from a hunter that just pursues relentlessly regardless of the heat, the sun or the terrain, until you eventually collapse. Imagine every time you sprint ahead and look back, the hunter is there. Imagine looking back after running for 20km, yet the hunter is there. Imagine weaving through an impassable thicket of brush, only to look back and see that the hunter is still there. Nightmare material.
And yet, the hunter, in spite of the grueling, painful and frustrating marathon pursuit he's just completed, sits down and eases the passing of the animal, paying it respects and feeling sadness over its death.
I can't think of many examples of something more opposite to something else than to compare that video to the one that was posted here a while ago where some hunters tricked a zebra into looking at them so they could shoot it without effort, and then laughed at its death as if they'd just witnessed the joke of the century.
Even the least technologically advanced societies on Earth can still teach the rest of us things, such as:
- Respect and take care of your own body.
- Respect and don't waste the gift that is the flesh of animals to eat, and the other bounties of nature