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John Havard
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About 10 days ago the wife and I were in the Serengeti when we came across this buffalo skeleton. I had always heard that their ribs overlapped the goodies but after seeing this it really made sense to me. Thankfully the hyenas had not yet completely disassembled him. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. For all of you planning to chase buffalo perhaps this will be instructive.
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Wow! That is some protection!

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Pretty impressive horns for such a young looking animal.
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How do you get an arrow through that?

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Obviously can't put it between the ribs so the arrow will have to go through one. Certainly doable but seeing this skeleton brings the choice of broadheads, arrow weight, and bow weight more clearly into focus if chasing cape buffalo. Moose ribs are big and thick but at least there's an inch or a tad more between each of them.

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I'd seen a picture a while back of a complete skeleton of a big, mature cape buff that was all put together, and its an impressive body make up for sure.

Can't wait to get my "buff" bow and start working up some arrows that will bust through those ribs, because I promise I am nowhere near lucky enough to sneak through on of the small gaps in that rib cage!

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Wow!

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