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  • Elephant Attack (continued)

    Posted by Peter Richards January 22, 2014 - 1,053 views - 1 comment - 0 likes - #kruger  #elephant charging 

    A couple of years ago I saw a small herd in the Kruger crossing the road in front - plenty of people were stopping to look, winding down windows and taking pictures. All of a sudden the young guy in the picture turned on the blue car and gave a 'mock' charge - the guy was still taking pictures. Next thing was a 100 yard pursuit up the road elephant vs car - the latter burning plenty of rubber. He just managed to get away - all of sudden so did all the the  photographers! Fortunately the guy driving us was an ex park ranger and  had given us plenty of instruction. Get the windows up and don't get too close.  He saw a couple of swaggering young bulls coming and just said "watch this"! Nature this close is unbelievable but you have got to take care

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    • Werner Smit
      Werner Smit There will always be visitors to these parks who makes it unpleasant for others, but its for us to sometimes have to educate them on to respect these African animals and reminding them that we are visiting their home.
      January 24, 2014