Big game hunter is crushed to death when an elephant he was hunting in Zimbabwe is shot and falls on top of him

  • Theunis Botha was crushed to death by one of the elephants he was hunting
  • He was hunting with a group in Zimbabwe when they came across animals
  • The group began to shoot, which spooked the elephants which began running
  • Botha was then reportedly picked up by one of the elephants he was shooting at
  • Another hunter then shot that elephant, which fell over on top of Botha  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4528048/Big-game-hunter-crushed-death-shot-elephant.html#ixzz4hmDBGGmr
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A South African safari leader and big game hunter was crushed to death Friday afternoon when an elephant was shot and fell and 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.

Theunis Botha (pictured right with his wife, Carika), 51, was hunting with a group in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they came across a breeding herd of elephants

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.

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8 thoughts on “Big game hunter is crushed to death when an elephant he was hunting in Zimbabwe is shot and falls on top of him

  1. The elephants are learning to fight back the enemy. Good for them! Herding for safety in numbers. Hunting is inherently risky.

    What was it the NRA said in their latest ‘communique’?

    “These activists want to “suppress your most natural connection to the earth,” the narrator in one video states, and “ignore that death is life’s unwavering partner.””

    He probably thinks this applies to all but humans. Guess not!

  2. How many elephants were killed when all was said and done? It only mentions the one that karma saw fit to steer in this man’s direction. But the entire hunting group, the articles says, kept shooting into the herd. What a waste. So much for big game hunting and the preservation of species!

    This was a three-fer. A trophy hunter, a houndhunter, and a recruiter of rich, empty-headed Americans to come and join in on his killking sprees. Good riddance!

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