Hunter Ambushed by Elephant, Trampled To Death

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A hunter in his late fifties was killed in Gabon when he was ambushed by an elephant and trampled to death.

The drama unfolded last week in Roungassa village, in the province of Ogooue Lolo, Gabon Media Time reported

The remains of the man, whose identity has not been revealed, were found lying in the forest by members of the Central Brigade of the capital of Ogooué Lolo, residents told the website. This kind of hunting accident has been occurring more frequently in Gabon in recent months. More and more animals, especially elephants, are staying closer to the villages because of deforestation, which destroys the habitat and the trees whose fruits the animals feed on, the website reported.

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This is awful.
 

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What history does not say is that these hunters are also on the hunt for elephants for ivory, and that they are most often only equipped with 12 gauge. They shoot the elephant, injure it and get killed in return.

The smartest are equipped with 458s and there the song is different.
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Hardly a week goes by without the newspapers talking about seizures of ivory from the hands of dealers.
 

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