German tourist trampled to death by elephant in Zimbabwe

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I have no idea as to the "guilt or innocence" of the German tourist, I do know that whatever happened was unfortunate and my condolences go to her family. Most likely the elephant will end up being killed for being a elephant.

A friend of mine use to be the Warden of Mana pools. He told me the story of how he was badly gored by a old dagga boy.

Most days when the warden left Mana Pools Administrative office and walked about 1 kilometer to his home for lunch. Daily he would walk pass a old dagga boy laying chewing his cud. One day the old buff looked at him differently and he knew he was in trouble. He was right, he was badly hooked by that buff. I do not remember what ended the very one sided fight but fortunately the wardens wife is a doctor and was able to stop the bleeding and saved his life. What was his crime, walking home for lunch.

In a weeks time this same ex parks warden, my wife and myself will be "collaring" elephant. Hopefully the elephant will not take too much offense!
 

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I have no idea as to the "guilt or innocence" of the German tourist, I do know that whatever happened was unfortunate and my condolences go to her family. Most likely the elephant will end up being killed for being a elephant.

A friend of mine use to be the Warden of Mana pools. He told me the story of how he was badly gored by a old dagga boy.

Most days when the warden left Mana Pools Administrative office and walked about 1 kilometer to his home for lunch. Daily he would walk pass a old dagga boy laying chewing his cud. One day the old buff looked at him differently and he knew he was in trouble. He was right, he was badly hooked by that buff. I do not remember what ended the very one sided fight but fortunately the wardens wife is a doctor and was able to stop the bleeding and saved his life. What was his crime, walking home for lunch.

In a weeks time this same ex parks warden, my wife and myself will be "collaring" elephant. Hopefully the elephant will not take too much offense!
Stay safe Lon!
 

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I have no idea as to the "guilt or innocence" of the German tourist, I do know that whatever happened was unfortunate and my condolences go to her family. Most likely the elephant will end up being killed for being a elephant.

A friend of mine use to be the Warden of Mana pools. He told me the story of how he was badly gored by a old dagga boy.

Most days when the warden left Mana Pools Administrative office and walked about 1 kilometer to his home for lunch. Daily he would walk pass a old dagga boy laying chewing his cud. One day the old buff looked at him differently and he knew he was in trouble. He was right, he was badly hooked by that buff. I do not remember what ended the very one sided fight but fortunately the wardens wife is a doctor and was able to stop the bleeding and saved his life. What was his crime, walking home for lunch.

In a weeks time this same ex parks warden, my wife and myself will be "collaring" elephant. Hopefully the elephant will not take too much offense!
If you see one of those Elephant giving that Wardem the ”eye”, l’d suggest you run. Good luck with the collars.
 

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Stay out of range, carry a firearm, study their body language and behavior carefully.
When all else fails shoot accurately! Simple!
 

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Vinootz, I will try to remember your advice (stay out of range), hhmmm?
 

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I meant stay a safe distance for those taking photos that try to get up close. I was thinking more of folks that aren’t on a guided tour but rather on their own. A professional such as you knows what to do and I surely wouldn’t tell you how to conduct your business.Lots of folks go hiking and hunting in their own without professional guides and they often try to get close and even think they can interact with potentially deadly beasts. I’m guilty of it myself. But I am always on high alert and will always have a sidearm on me in the wilderness. I know the risks. For those that get attacked by a stealthy predator
there is little that can be done. That’s just plain bad luck. Do what I say - not what I do. LOl.

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