Death of Bryan Smith

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  1. Velo Dog

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    Hello everyone,

    It is my regrettable situation to announce the sudden death of Bryan Smith.
    He was Peter H. Capstick's former boss when capstick was a PH in Zambia.

    Bryan had semi-retired to Limpopo District, South Africa and was operating a buffalo breeding project on his land there.
    These animals were not hunted on his place but were for sale as part of the South African re-introduction of buffalo to their former home ranges in that country (had been destroyed to make room for domestic cattle over the decades).
    He was standing on a gate and looked away from a buff briefly when the bull lurched him over backward, into the pen and immediately gored him through the chest with one horn.
    Bryan died instantly.

    He was a good man, incredibly intelligent, generous and had a very quick sense of humor.
    To say that he will be greatly missed is a huge understatement.

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    Paul Ard (Velo Dog).
    Anchorage.
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    My sincere condolences to the Bryan's Family and the people close to him.
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    heart felt sadness,to his family and friends
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    Prayers go out to the Smith family...

    Tough way to go...
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    Prayers and condolences to Bryan's family and friends.
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    Thoughts and Prayers to the family.
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    Horrible news.... sorry to hear. Deepest condolences.
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    RIP .
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    My thoughts with all in the PH community. Yesterday, 6/9 was the 2 year anniversary of Owain Lewis' death from a buffalo in Zimbabwe. It gives me pause to thank the Lord for my blessings and each precious day on this earth. RIP.

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