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355. Female Forest Rangers Tracking Indians

January 24, 2012

Q: I am remembering a color cartoon featuring some buxom female forest rangers tranquilizer darting Indians to do a study of their migratory habits. What issue was it? I am thinking 1974 and it was on the inside front cover.

A: It was an episode of “Danger Rangerette”, a comic strip by Frank Thorne (art) and Ted Mann (script) that ran in the ‘Poon in ’77–’78. (Thanks to Tom and Karol for the answer.) More info in the Comment link.


the cartoon was Danger Rangerette, and I believe she was tracking a wild Dashhound and when she shot it with a tranq. dart she killed it as the gun was set for elephant.

—Tom Hoog

February 2, 2012 12:00 am

Yes, it was an episode of "Danger Rangerette", a comic strip by Frank Thorne (art) and Ted Mann (script) that ran in the 'Poon in 77-78. I haven't found the one with the Indians, but "The Dachshund of the Baskervilles" (the gun was set on Whale) concludes in the May '77 (Gay) issue.

—Kartoon Karol

February 25, 2012 5:04 pm

Thanks, Tom and Karol!


February 26, 2012 11:04 am

Funniest thing I ever saw.

—Jean Hixson

March 23, 2013 10:39 am

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