Saturday, February 03, 2007

There's a Series Here, but I'm too Lazy to Write It

Native American trackers to step up border role - Yahoo! News: "SELLS, Arizona (Reuters) - An elite group of Native American trackers that use skills handed down from the ancestral hunt is being tapped to play a larger role in securing the United States' borders.

Little known outside law enforcement circles, the Shadow Wolves have hunted drug and human traffickers on a lonely stretch of the Arizona-Mexico border southwest of Tucson since the 1970s.

In an age of unmanned aerial surveillance drones, video cameras and electronic sensors on the borders, the 14-member unit uses age-old 'sign cutting' techniques to follow foot, horse and vehicle trails for miles across the cactus-studded wastes of the Tohono O'odham nation for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

'These skills go back generations, but with all the high-technologies they are still producing fantastic results,' Alonzo Pena, the ICE special agent in Arizona, said Thursday."


JD Rhoades said...

That is so cool.

Unknown said...

Somebody's probably working on the novel already.

Anonymous said...

one of the most interesting books i ever read was called "tracker" an autobiography of some guy named brown i think, who details the art. very very, as jd said, cool.

Unknown said...

I should've known there was already a book.