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Elephant Just Killed Big Game Hunter During His Hunt In Africa
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Elephant Just Killed Big Game Hunter During His Hunt In Africa

Theunis Botha, a well-known 51-year-old big game hunter from Johannesberg, South Africa, just had his last hunt. The man was leading a group of hunters in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they saw a herd of breeding elephants. Sensing the danger, three of the animals stormed the hunters and Botha shot at them. What the man didn’t see was a fourth elephant coming after him from the side…

The animal lifted Botha with her trunk, so one of the other hunters shot her, causing the elephant to collapse. As she fell dead, the elephant dropped right on Botha, crushing the hunter to death.

According to Game Hounds Safaris, Botha’s company website, the man pioneered European-syle ‘Monteria hunts’ in the region. These kind of hunts use large packs of dogs to drive deer and boar towards them before opening fire on the animals. He was also known for hunting lions and leopards.

The man left a wife and five children behind. His body was taken to Hwange Colliery Hospital mortuary on Saturday.

More info: Game Hounds Safaris (h/t)

Theunis Botha, a well-known 51-year-old big game hunter just had his last hunt

Image credits: Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris

The man was leading a group of hunters when they saw a herd of breeding elephants

Image credits: Simon Sparks

Sensing the danger, three of the animals stormed the hunters and Botha shot at them

Image credits: unknown

What the man didn’t see was a fourth elephant coming after him from the side…

Image credits: Theunis Botha

The animal lifted Botha with her trunk, so one of the other hunters shot her

Image credits: Martin Bureau

As she fell dead, the elephant dropped right on Botha, crushing the hunter to death

Image credits: Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris

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Sondre Strøm Linde
Community Member
5 years ago

Real shame the elephant died. More hunters should die gruesome deaths. Did I say more? I mean ALL.

JEFF THE KILLER
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5 years ago

The poor elephant having to spend its energy crushing people. I think the hunter deserved it.

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Paul K. Johnson
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5 years ago

Doesn't happen nearly often enough. Hunting isn't a "sport". If hunters really want to make it a sport, put them on a large piece of fenced in land and let them hunt each other. THEN it will be a sport.

Sarah Collas
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5 years ago

Like in the hunger games?

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John L
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5 years ago

This reminds me of Shakespeare quote about "Turnabout being fair play". It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person either. :D

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Sondre Strøm Linde
Community Member
5 years ago

Real shame the elephant died. More hunters should die gruesome deaths. Did I say more? I mean ALL.

JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
5 years ago

The poor elephant having to spend its energy crushing people. I think the hunter deserved it.

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago

Doesn't happen nearly often enough. Hunting isn't a "sport". If hunters really want to make it a sport, put them on a large piece of fenced in land and let them hunt each other. THEN it will be a sport.

Sarah Collas
Community Member
5 years ago

Like in the hunger games?

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

This reminds me of Shakespeare quote about "Turnabout being fair play". It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person either. :D

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