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Thread: In the Kruger, elephants have right of way.

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    In the Kruger, elephants have right of way. Always.

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    Might has Right for sure there Ryan. I wonder if the guys in the camera vehicle went to the aid of the others or if they gapped it out of there
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    Not quite sure how one would be able to render assistance to someone trapped in a vehicle being used as a football by a pissed off pachyderm?
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    yeah, but nelly must have got bored sooner than later.
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    For the sake of the occupants of the Polo I hope so! Should never have been that close, let alone trying to sneak past it.
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    Double rifle would have sorted it!
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    Serves em right for driving a VW
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    That car got rag dolled!!!
    Easy to forget there size until they are next to something relatable.

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    Id say the first mistake was driving up behind it(where a predator would attack from)
    and the second mistake was not gapping it when it was standing off the side of the road.

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    Should have backed well off well before it was along side. Wonder if it was a rental car?
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    Dipshit in that car had a chance to fuck off. And I could have slapped the bugger with the camera. I bloody near got sea sick.
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    Taken from SA news website:

    Tourists Sarah Brooks and Jans de Klerk, who refused to be interviewed at the time, had to be submitted to hospital after the elephant overturned their vehicle a few times, eventually pushing it off the road. Brooks was injured when one of the elephant's tusks ripped through the back of her upper thigh, while De Klerk was unharmed.

    The News24 Travel Reader, who submitted the footage and asked to remain anonymous, explained that they had been following the elephant, driving behind the blue VW used by Brooks and De Klerk.

    It soon became clear to the reader that the elephant was getting agitated and they decided to fall back and keep at a safe distance. Warning signs given by elephants include flapping of the ears or a mock charge where the ears are fully spread with its head down. In the video the elephant can be seen and heard doing both but at no point does the blue VW attempt to back away slowly. Instead it can be seen driving on and getting even closer to the elephant.

    From the footage it appears they may have been trying to pass the elephant instead. The reader admitted he wanted to warn Brooks and de Klerk that they were getting too close but could not risk putting anybody in danger or even hooting in case it further inflamed the elephant.

    In a controversial move, the KNP management shot and killed the elephant to prevent it from hurting other people. The decision sparked an outcry on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. At the time KNP spokesperson William Mabasa said people should not be quick to criticise the decision. “Our rangers reported that the same elephant bull had been involved in previous fights with other dominant bulls since it has been in musth phase."
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    It must be hard getting through life being that stupid! I don't even know why they'd be so close to it, and then to not back away...
    It's a shame the big guy was put down after that, hardly fair.

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    I wonder if they were americans...

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    With a name like Jans De Klerk i highly doubt it.....😉

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