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Authorities in Zimbabwe say that a suspected poacher was killed by an elephant after he attempted to shoot the animal.

Rangers found the body of Solomon Manjoro inside a national park, and believe he was attempting to poach in the protected Charara safari area. According to Zimbabwe’s Sunday Mail, Manjoro and an accomplice entered the park in mid-to-late April, with plans to hunt elephants for their ivory.

However, things didn’t go as planned for the poachers.

The Sunday Mail reports, ”The poacher was recently trampled to death by an elephant after he failed to gun down the jumbo during a hunting expedition.”

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Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/elephant-escapes-death-by-trampling-poacher.html#ixzz2VQXg1QYK

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  1. Jas Baku
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 10:49:35

    Soz, shouldn’t rejoice in such things…
    And it’s not best for the elephant, karma-wise.
    But still…

    ¸ .  . •   ☽ ‘ *   ¨

    * Cosmic Loti’s editing thing is currently broken. When I’ve fixed it and my migraine’s gone, promise I’ll do a new post.

    ❤ to you all in the meantime, and enjoy these brilliant graphics ↑ and ↓ from other bloggers…

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  2. mummaz
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 12:56:13

    The best man won.
    Sorry to hear your editing thing has broken and hope your migraine has lessened.

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    • Jas Baku
      Jun 10, 2013 @ 16:26:32

      Agreed 🙂 The elephant’s most probably already seen what normally happens when someone starts shooting things.
      It was reasonable self defence, wasn’t it.

      And thanks, both have been ongoing for awhile, and I don’t think they’re unrelated. Am working on a remedy…

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  3. Jon Hickery
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 19:13:14

    Thanks for sharing/re-blogging this post Jas.

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  4. Jinxy
    Jun 15, 2013 @ 21:05:50

    Yayy for the heroic elephant!!
    Did you hear this one?
    Some tourists were driving in a car through the Australian bush when they hit a large old-man red kangaroo. What a great photo opportunity! The animal stood about six feet tall and would really impress the pals back home So our intrepid visitors propped the roo up, and to add that little bit of humour, one of the blokes put his jacket on the roo. You guessed it! The roo was only stunned and promptly hopped off into the distance complete with jacket, wallet, passport etc.

    Love it ;).

    via: http://www.snopes.com

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    • Jas Baku
      Jun 16, 2013 @ 13:40:12

      LoL!! Isn’t that an urban myth?… Still good tho 🙂 Thanks for sharing :~)

      Another one I’m quite fond of tho’ I probably shouldn’t be, is the giant saguaro cactus that toppled over, killing the silly sod that was plugging it.
      (Cactus plugging is the practice of vandalizing or destroying a cactus for fun, usually a saguaro. Saguaros are those massive cacti with arms. They live for 100 odd years naturally, supporting a whole ecosystem around them. They’re legally protected.)
      * In one notorious incident in 1982, one David Grundman was killed while cactus plugging – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cactus_plugging

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      • Jinxy
        Jun 16, 2013 @ 23:21:20

        Wicked! That cacti was 26 feet tall as well, be like a dead weight falling on you (!) But I thought it was just a large prickly chuck of the cacti that Grundman blasted off, causing it to fall on him, in which is probably the only known instance of a revenge killing by a plant. Hopefully with increased levles of GMOs we’ll get more mutants that can do that 😉

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        • Jas Baku
          Jun 17, 2013 @ 16:34:19

          Ah yes, you might be right with that one. I think it was just it its arm that fell on poor Grundig. Again, can’t blame the cactus. Doesn’t it take about 75years for a cactus to grow an arm? Not as bad as killing the whole cactus, and consequently its dependent ecosystem, but Grundig had already done that earlier apparently.

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