Dopey yarpy safari hunter crushed by elephant he shot

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May 22, 2017, 11:10

...A South African safari leader and big game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant was shot and fell on top of him.

Theunis Botha, 51, was hunting with a group in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they came across a breeding herd of elephants.

They quickly began to shoot, according to News 24, spooking the animals and causing the elephants to charge at the hunters.

One of the elephants is then said to have picked up Botha with its trunk.

A member of his group shot the elephant, hoping it would put Botha down. Instead, the wounded and dying animal fell on top of him, crushing him to death.

Botha is survived by his wife Carika and their five children, all who live in Tzaneen, South Africa.

Carika is expected to make the trip to Zimbabwe in the next few days to identify her husband's body and then bring him home.ed houndsman, and frequently led leopard and lion 



hunting safaris with his pack of dogs for his company Game Hounds Safaris.

The website says he pioneered the traditional European-style "Monteria hunts" in southern African countries.

He was a well known hunter in Zimbabwe, and often travelled to the United States to recruit wealthy Americans to take part in big game trophy hunting in Africa.

Daily Mail

May 22, 2017, 11:13

 ...probably the best thing that could've ever happened to him..

May 22, 2017, 23:17

 RIP Theunis, reading the comments section in the newspaper report ....... this oak got zero condolences .

May 23, 2017, 01:37

If indeed they were trying to shoot the elephants before their lives were at risk, it's hard to defend. How many different ways can we humans invent to violate animals.

May 23, 2017, 01:43

Hunting is like gambling, the table will turn at somepoint

May 23, 2017, 02:21

 ..karma is a bit@h

May 23, 2017, 03:58

 I'm led to believe that the group inadvertently found themselves among a group of breeding elephants.

May 31, 2017, 20:21

 Sounds like fake news.

 
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