Fun Fact Friday: Poison Arrows

San Bushman hunters use lightly constructed bows and arrows in their hunting which inflict insufficient injury to take down large prey, but they apply poison from the larva and pupae of chrysomelid beetles in the genus Diamphidia to their arrows. Once the animal is shot, the hunter follows it until the poison subdues it which can be within a few hours but can take 4-5 days in the case of large prey such as a giraffe. A wounded animal can travel 40-70 miles (64-112 km) before slowing down and finally falling down dead.

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