The story of the locals coming out to harvest elephants is one that I’ve heard from several people, however their words did not prepare me for what I witnessed. It was one of the most humbling scenes I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. The men immediately set to breaking the animal down while the women and children gathered wood for fires. As soon as the skin was broken, chunks of meat were carved off and sent to the fires. Within 30 or 45 minutes everyone was smiling and chewing and chewing and chewing. What these people were willing to go through for a meal was amazing. The only other point I will make is that when the harvest was complete the only thing left on the ground was blood and the contents of the animal’s digestive system. NOTHING else. The pictures below don’t do the even justice but I think you’ll get the idea.