Hawaii is cursed with an onslaught of invasive species.
The brown tree snake, chameleon, fire ants, swordtails, and a host of others are all reeking havoc on the tropical island.
But no invasive is as dangerous – and as fun to hunt – as wild cattle.
In 1793 and in 1794 Captain George Vancouver gave four bulls and eight cows to Hawaiian king Kamehameha I. Kamehameha placed a kapu (Hawaiian taboo) on the hunting of the feral cattle which was not lifted until 1830. As a consequence by 1846 25,000 cattle were roaming the countryside in addition to 10,000 semi-domesticated cattle. The huge herds were destroying crops and sometimes even killing people so hunting was begun to reduce numbers of animals.
Watch the below video to see just how dangerous – and fun – hunting a 1,000 pound plus dangerous game animal in Hawaii can be!