Zimbabwe: Elephant tramples man to death

source: IOL
October 21 2010 at 07:48am

Zimbabwean conservation officials blamed poachers after an elephant trampled a South African man to death in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean conservation officials blamed poachers after an elephant trampled a South African man to death in Zimbabwe, Beeld reported on Thursday.

Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwean Conservation Task Force, said that 55-year-old Don Hornsby from Bedfordview in Johannesburg, was attacked by an elephant at Mutsadona near Lake Kariba last week.

Hornsby was apparently trying to take a photo of the animal.

“Don and some friends were fishing from the bank of the lake when the elephants came to drink water. He was running to fetch his camera when the elephant charged at him.

“Usually the rule at the lake is that people may only catch fish from [continue reading]

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