Elephants 1, Poachers Zero

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    WILDLIFE

    South African elephants kill suspected poacher

    By CNN

    A suspected poacher was trampled to death by a herd of elephants in South Africa’s Kruger National Park on Saturday, according to a statement by South African National Parks published Sunday.

    Three suspected poachers were attempting to flee Kruger National Park rangers when they ran into a breeding herd of elephants, the statement said.

    Once the suspects realized they were being pursued, they “dropped an axe and a bag with their provisions” and ran away from the rangers, the statement explained.

    The rangers called for backup from the South African Police Service Air Wing and dog unit. One suspect was subsequently arrested and “informed the rangers that the group had run into a herd of elephants and was not sure if his accomplice had managed to escape,” the statement added.

    “The Rangers discovered his accomplice badly trampled and unfortunately succumbed
    to his injuries. The third suspect is said to have been injured in the eye but continued to flee. A rifle was recovered and the case was referred to police, who together with the pathology team attended to the scene,” the statement continued. A search for the third suspect is underway.
     

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    Good elephants.
     

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    Well the story said that the dude was trampled to death. Since the dumb ass ran into the middle of a group of "breeding" elephants, according to the article, maybe it was lucky for him that he was trampled to death:ele:
    Thats like canoeing through a herd of Hippo's taking a soak!
     

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    I'm unfortunately fairly certain that poachers are well ahead of the elephants on the scorecard. But it is nice to hear about the elephants getting on the board.

    Go Elephants!
    Don not forget the Crocodile Poachers too.

    group of tourists cruising along the Zambezi River got the shock of their lives when they found crocodiles eating a human body, a Zimbabwean conservationist said. Trevor Lane of the Bhejane Trust said the crocodiles were eating "the bottom half of a human". The man was suspected to have been an ivory poacher.
     

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    WILDLIFE

    South African elephants kill suspected poacher

    By CNN

    A suspected poacher was trampled to death by a herd of elephants in South Africa’s Kruger National Park on Saturday, according to a statement by South African National Parks published Sunday.

    Three suspected poachers were attempting to flee Kruger National Park rangers when they ran into a breeding herd of elephants, the statement said.

    Once the suspects realized they were being pursued, they “dropped an axe and a bag with their provisions” and ran away from the rangers, the statement explained.

    The rangers called for backup from the South African Police Service Air Wing and dog unit. One suspect was subsequently arrested and “informed the rangers that the group had run into a herd of elephants and was not sure if his accomplice had managed to escape,” the statement added.

    “The Rangers discovered his accomplice badly trampled and unfortunately succumbed
    to his injuries. The third suspect is said to have been injured in the eye but continued to flee. A rifle was recovered and the case was referred to police, who together with the pathology team attended to the scene,” the statement continued. A search for the third suspect is underway.
    PUBLISHED JULY 5, 2018
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    Late on July 3rd, the weapons and body parts of three alleged would-be rhino poachers were found in Sibuya, a South African game reserve. It appears that they were eaten by a pride of lions, according to local reports.
    Reportedly, dogs in an anti-poaching unit reacted to something unusual on an early-morning patrol on Monday, but it wasn’t until Tuesday afternoon that a skull was seen in the lions’ camp. That’s when reserve owner Nick Fox went out with an anti-poaching unit to investigate.
    There, they saw supplies—bags, guns, and bread—scattered everywhere. “Human remains were also clearly visible,”
     
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