Dangerous Animal Incidents

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Re: Dangerous Animal Incidents

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:48 am

Ignorance kills people 0*\

Lately I have read about a place where hippos killing people is almost in the order of the day; I think that it was somewhere in Mozambique :-? or maybe not -O-
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Re: Dangerous Animal Incidents

Post by Klipspringer » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:19 pm

https://bigonwild.co.za/elephant-shot-d ... in-kruger/


Elephant Shot Dead After He Charged Staff Members in Kruger
October 12, 2019 Big On Wild

Someone queried on SANParks Kruger National Park Facebook page about shots which were heard at Pretoriuskop rest camp last night, and SANParks released a statement confirming that a ranger had to shoot an elephant after he charged staff members at the staff village.

Robert Wienand asked on the SANParks group the following questions “Good morning, a few shots fired last night in Pretoriuskop. Apparently an elephant that was shot near the staff village? Just curious to know what happened? Anyone know anything more?”

Obviously some group members were quick to make assumptions but not long after SANParks released a statement

“Dear all, staff members were charged by a young adult Male (bull) inside the Pretoriuskop staff living quarters. Field Rangers had to shoot the elephant. The elephant ran out of the living quarters and died. It was threatening the lives of staff, and there was no alternative. Fortunately no one was injured.”
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An admin for the group reassured all the outraged members that the elephant had been shot as a last resort and the young bull might have become more agitated if he remained in the staff village.

Young bulls become very dangerous especially when in musth they are far more aggressive because their testosterone levels are very elevated

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Post by Richprins » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:32 pm

O-/
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Re: Dangerous Animal Incidents

Post by Alf » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:38 pm

Sad story indeed.
Next trip to the bush??

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Post by Lisbeth » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:54 pm

It's inevitable that this happens from time to time when you live so close to wild animals. Mostly the animals would be afraid of getting too near to humans, but elephants are special and scared elephants even more so :shock:
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Post by Richprins » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:53 am

I wonder what happened to the carcass? 0()
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Post by Lisbeth » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:34 am

Have a guess O**
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Re: Dangerous Animal Incidents

Post by Richprins » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:22 am

Limpopo woman dies after crocodile attacks her while crossing river on her way to church
2019-10-13 17:57

Thomo Nkgadima, Correspondent



A woman from Mokwete village near Jane Furse, Limpopo, has died after being attacked by a crocodile while crossing the Lepelle (Olifants) River from Tsimanyane village to attend a church service in the neighbouring Kolokotela village.

Tumelo Makunyanewho, an eyewitness, says he was with the victim at the time of the attack.

He says Mavis Mohlala, 39, and Mpho Mohlala, 28 (no relation) made their way to church, crossing the river at about 19:00 on Saturday, October 5.

They were about to finish crossing the river when Mavis raised their eyebrows, shouting "Help! Help!" as a crocodile started dragging her back into the water.

Makunyane said they rushed back to the river. Mpho used a stick and poked the crocodile in the eyes to chase it off.

Mavis was left with serious injuries to her legs. Makunyane phoned his cousin who came with his car and rushed Mavis to the local Matlala hospital.

Makunyane blames the hospital for allegedly delaying Mavis' transfer to the Mankweng hospital in Polokwane for proper treatment.

Mavis' mother, Anna Mohlala, says she visited her daughter and she was not happy about the treatment she was receiving.

Mavis complained about not having any strength after losing too much blood.

The mother said the doctor promised the family that she had communicated with doctors from Mankweng, arranging for her daughter to be transferred.

Mavis died on October 9. Now the family wants answers.

The community has been complaining about the need for a bridge to be built between the villages for some years now.

On the same night of the attack on Mavis, Thabang Mogodi, 24, was also attacked by a crocodile while trying to cross the river. He was rushed to hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained.

Limpopo provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said police have opened an inquest.

The Matlala hospital did not respond to requests for comment. Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba's office said the matter would be investigated.

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Re: Dangerous Animal Incidents

Post by Alf » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:28 am

Sad story :-(

But the poor crocodile will see anything as prey
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Post by Lisbeth » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:36 am

They were about to finish crossing the river when Mavis raised their eyebrows, shouting "Help! Help!"
How can anyone write like that 0*\ Apart from the error, I thing that she did other than raising her eyebrows, poor woman :O^ 0-
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