Suspected poacher killed by elephants at South African national park

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  4 weeks ago  •  16 comments

By:   Julia Jacobo, ABC News

Suspected poacher killed by elephants at South African national park

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Suspected poacher killed by elephants at South African national park




JULIA JACOBO
Sun, April 18, 2021, 1:41 PM





A suspected poacher was killed by a herd of breeding elephants that he encountered while fleeing from park rangers, according to South African officials.




Three people attempted to run away after they were spotted by rangers at the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves, on Saturday,   South African National Parks   officials said.

MORE: African elephants now listed as critically endangered after dramatic population declines

After one of the suspects was captured, he told park rangers the group had run into a herd of elephants, adding that he was not sure if his alleged accomplice had managed to escape, officials said.



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PHOTO: Elephants are pictured at Kruger National Park, Nov. 26, 2020, in Malelane, South Africa. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images, FILE)

Rangers later discovered the man "badly trampled" and dead from his injuries.

MORE: Rhino poaching in South Africa declines dramatically due to COVID-19 lockdown, officials say

Investigators say they are still searching for the third suspect, who continued to flee after he suffered an injury to the eye.



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PHOTO: An African elephant in the Manyeleti Reserve in the Kruger Private Reserves area in the Northeast of South Africa. (Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images, FILE)

The men are suspected of attempting to   poach rhinos , according to officials. A rifle and axe were recovered amid the investigation, officials said.

MORE: Undocumented elephant ivory trade 'thriving' in Massachusetts: Humane Society

"The campaign against poaching is the responsibility of all us; it threatens many livelihoods, destroys families and takes much-needed resources to fight crime, which could be used for creating jobs and development," Gareth Coleman, managing executive of Kruger National Park, said in a statement.

ABC News' Liezl Thom contributed to this report.

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Tessylo    4 weeks ago

"Suspected Poacher Killed By Elephants At South African National Park"

I wish this happened more often.  Karma!

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1    4 weeks ago

it should be legal to hunt poachers in africa. wound and immobilize them in lion country and then mount a game camera nearby to capture the inevitable.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1    4 weeks ago

That's a 'sport' I would pay to watch.  I'm all for it!  That would be a fitting end for any of these bastards.  

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Good

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
3  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu     4 weeks ago

"the group had run into a herd of elephants"

Talk about taking a wrong turn. 

Yep, Karma 

Are parts of the poacher now for sale ? 

Maybe I'll buy a finger....  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @3    4 weeks ago

Make it a trophy to hang on your wall?

LOL!

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
3.1.1  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  Tessylo @3.1    4 weeks ago
Make it a trophy to hang on your wall?

Yep right below a beautiful picture of a large elephant.

lol 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Masters Quiet
4  Ed-NavDoc    4 weeks ago

Elephants, like whales, are much more intelligent than the majority of people give them credit for!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4    4 weeks ago

Oh, I think they are smarter than most humans

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
Masters Quiet
4.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1    4 weeks ago

Agreed.

 
 
 
charger 383
PhD Quiet
5  charger 383    4 weeks ago

Good job by the elephants 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
6  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    4 weeks ago
Rangers later discovered the man "badly trampled" and dead from his injuries.

Good.

I jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpg elephants! They're so cute! They're also so family oriented, so when one is in danger... gotta deal with the whole family. Sometimes, that involves providing an offer that can't be refused. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
7  pat wilson    4 weeks ago

Oh man, you don't mess with geese in mating season much less elephants !

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8  Trout Giggles    4 weeks ago

This story should be circulated far and wide to discourage poaching

 
 
 
Freefaller
PhD Guide
8.1  Freefaller  replied to  Trout Giggles @8    4 weeks ago

Unfortunately until there are no end users there will always be poaching

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
9  Thrawn 31    4 weeks ago

On the one hand, fuck poachers, on the other OT os too bad there aren’t more economic opportunities I. These countries so that people don’t have to try and resort to that kind of ah it to get by.

 
 
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