Night Hunt on the Amazon

[youtube=] Expedition down river will take you through some remote parts before you emerge to another village so hunting for food and basic survival takes a large part of your day.  (The follow videos of hunts took place in between villages and along the most isolated parts of the small river/creek.  This is a view into every day life between ministry efforts and what it takes to get to remote peoples, or even to the next major city along the Amazon.)  As we passed through this area we were two days from any village so hunting for food was necessary.  You cannot see much in this video, but the moon was full and as we floated down river it was so peaceful.  We spotlight hunted on this long float.  The most dangerous parts to doing this type of float at night are slamming into fallen trees on the small creek, running aground, and low hanging poisonous snakes that dangle over the creek on tree branches (we encountered two on this journey and it gave us all a scare).


Shot the Cayman, but body went under water.  We thought it was dead but the once it came back up we had to lance it with a spear.  It shook violently and not until we practically cleaved the head off with a machete did it stop thrashing.  We were all happy to get this meat and as it turns out it was our favorite meat on the whole journey.  Think Chicken texture with a faint fish taste.  Really good stuff.  Cooked next morning for breakfast.