Big Game Hunter Gets Crushed By Elephant

Big Game Hunter Gets Crushed By Elephant


A HIGHLY REGARDED SOUTH AFRICAN HOUNDS MAN HAS
BEEN CRUSHED BY AN ELEPHANT WHO WAS SHOT DURING THE
HOUNDS MEN HUNTING TRIP. HE HAS PIONEERED
THESE HUNTS. THEY BASICALLY USE THESE LARGE PACKS OF DOGS TO
DRIVE GEARED TOWARDS ELEPHANTS, THEN THEY HUNT THEM. HE IS
BASICALLY KNOWN TO GO TO AMERICA AND FIND WEALTHY PEOPLE TO THEN
BRING OVER TO ZIMBABWE TO SHOOT THESE BIG-GAME. I DON’T KNOW
WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR WITH THIS PARTICULAR HUNT, BUT THEY
WERE NOT TRYING TO SHOOT THE ELEPHANT. THEN THE ELEPHANTS
WERE TRYING TO BREED, I THINK THERE WAS A PREGNANT ONE IN THE
MIX. ELEPHANTS ARE KNOWN TO BE VERY PROTECTIVE AND TO STAMPEDE
OBVIOUSLY. AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED. IT WAS UNFORTUNATE
THAT HE PASSED AWAY, BUT THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THESE
ANIMALS IN THE WILD THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE THESE
ANIMAL INSTINCTS. YOU HAVE TO HAVE CAUTION AROUND
THEM.>>I WOULD ALMOST RATHER PREFER
THIS KIND OF HUNTING. I ALWAYS THINK OF HUNTING LIKE BIRDS AND
HOW CRAPPY THAT SEEMS TO ME. OR HUNTING BOAR WHERE YOU HAVE TO
STAND 1000 YARDS AWAY.>>OR YOU ARE IN A CAR.>>OR SHOOTING IT FROM A
HELICOPTER LIKE SARAH PALIN HUNTING WOLVES. THIS SEEMS ACTUALLY LIKE MORE
FAIR GAME THAN OTHERWISE.>>I AM GOING TO BE HARSHER. I
AM NOT A HUNTER. I KNOW HUNTERS, GOD BLESS, I GET IT. THERE ARE
PLENTY OF DEER IN AMERICA. IT IS PART OF NATURE. THE HUNTERS I
KNOW EAT DEER. BUT THIS IS PART OF THE GAME. IF YOU BRAG ABOUT
HOW YOU ARE A TOUGH GUY YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND YOU GET CRUSHED
BY ELEPHANT, IN SOME WAYS IT RETROACTIVELY MADE YOUR BRAGGING
WORTH IT. IT’S EASY FOR US TO USE OUR WEAPONS TO KILL THESE
ANIMALS. SUPER EASY. ONE TIME WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT, APPARENTLY
THERE WAS SOME DANGER IN THERE. GOD BLESS. THE ELEPHANTS
NEVER HAD A CHANCE. I AM NOT BROKEN UP BY IT.>>I AM MORE SAD ABOUT THE TWO
ELEPHANTS THAT WERE SHOT. THEY ARE JUST DOING THEIR THING. THEY
ARE TRYING TO BREED.>>AND THEN YOU GOT SHOT.>>LOOK, I UNDERSTAND THERE IS A
HUNTER GATHERER ASPECT, IF YOU ARE HUNTING TO EAT I CAN SORT OF
RATIONALIZE IT. BUT IF THIS GUY ñ HE IS HUNTING LEOPARDS, HE
IS NOT EATING LEOPARDS. IT IS MESSED UP.>>GROWING UP I KNEW THIS FAMILY
AND THEIR HOUSE WAS TERRIFYING. THEY LIVED ON THIS HILL AND THE
DAD MADE TRANSISTORS OR SOMETHING AND HAD SO MUCH MONEY. THEY WOULD SPEND IT GOING ON SAFARI. THERE WERE THESE
TERRIFYING PHOTOS OF THE MOM WITH A DEAD BABOON AND SHE
DRAPED THE ARM AROUND HER. AND IN THEIR HOUSE THEY BROUGHT BACK
THE TROPHIES. AND YOU WALK DOWN THE HALLWAY AND IT WOULD BE LIKE
CROCODILE, AND ELEPHANTS SKULL, AND YOU JUST THINK THIS IS THE
SET LIKE AT NIGHT WHEN YOU HAVE TO GET A DRINK OF WATER IN THIS
HOUSE IT MUST BE LIKE A HORROR MOVIE.>>DID ANYBODY COME UP TO YOU
AND SAY GET OUT NOW?>>PEOPLE FOR WHOM THE HUNT IS A
CHALLENGE AND IT TAKES A LOT OF PATIENCE ñ>>DO LIKE A RUBIK’S CUBE. IF YOU
NEED A CHALLENGE, I’M SORRY DON’T SHOOT THESE INNOCENT
ANIMALS. I DON’T LIKE IT.>>MAYBE IT WAS LIKE LIVING A
TOUGH LIFE AND SOMETHING HAPPENED.>>LAST THING, ONE IS THERE IS A
RANGE OF HUNTERS. I KNEW ANOTHER GUY FROM TEXAS THAT USED TO HUNT
RABBITS BECAUSE THEY WERE DIRT POOR AND THAT IS WHAT THEY WOULD
EAT. THE OTHER SIDE IS THE TRUMPS. TO BE FAIR NOT EVEN THE
TRUMPS. OF COURSE I AM REFERRING TO THE KIDS, ERIC AND DONALD
JUNIOR WHO GO AND CUT OFF DIFFERENT PARTS OF ANIMALS. THE
PEOPLE WHO PAID FOR THAT TUSK THINKING IT IS GOING TO MAKE
THEIR PENIS LARGER, YOU ARE PART OF THE WORST OF THE WORST.>>I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A
CHANGE IN THE WAY WE TALK ABOUT IT.WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A
ROTTING CARCASS PEOPLE MIGHT NOT BE AS EXCITED TO DO IT.>>LIKE AN EXPERT WHO KNOWS
EXACTLY HOW TO PUT YOU IN A POSITION TO KILL THIS ANIMAL,
AND YOU KILL THE ANIMAL. IT IS THE SAME THING.>>IF YOU’RE GOING TO HUNT
LEOPARDS OR WOLVES, NOT SOMETHING YOU’RE GOING TO EAT,
BUT SOMETHING YOU ARE DOING FOR GAME AT LEAST HAVE THE DECENCY
TO DO IT WITH BOWS AND ARROWS AND KNIVES ETC. SHOOTING IT FROM
A DISTANCE, WHAT IS THAT? FUN? THAT IS NOT FUN OR FAIR. MY
POINT IS YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT. YOU WILL KILL A CHEATER WITH
YOUR BARE HANDS, YOU GOT ME ON THAT ONE, NICE WORK.>>HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT, THAT IS
WHAT HUNTING SHOULD BE.>>LAST THING, THIS GUY HAS A
FAMILY. OF COURSE I FEEL BAD FOR HIS FAMILY. YOU CAN ACTUALLY
ARGUE THAT HE WAS A HUNTER TO BE MORE RESPECTED BECAUSE
APPARENTLY HE WAS ENDANGERING HIS LIFE. HE WAS MORE OF A
SPORTSMAN AND TAKING MORE RISK THAN OTHER PEOPLE SITTING FAR
AWAY SHOOTING AT THE ANIMALS. IF THAT IS ANY SOLACE TO YOU,
CREDIT TO HIM ON THAT. BUT YOU CAN’T SAY YOU WANT CREDIT FOR
BEING A GREAT HUNTER AND THEN SAY IT LIKE IT IS AN OUTRAGE THAT A HUNTER WOULD EVER DIE.