South African big game hunter crushed by elephant falling on top of him

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In Zimbabwe, a professional South African big game hunter was killed on Friday after an elephant shot by a member of the group fell. Theunis Botha, 51, had been walking with his friends when three female elephants rushed in front of the men. According to News24, Botha fired his gun, but a fourth elephant approached from the side, and just as another member of the hunting party shot the animal, the elephant collapsed on top of Botha.

The incident occurred near Hwange National Park when the men accidentally came upon a herd of breeding elephants according to Zimparks spokesperson, Simukai Nyasha. The Telegraph reports Botha had been a frequent hunter leading leopard and lion hunting safaris with his pack of dogs. The website Game Hounds Safaris described his hunting method as using “Monteria hunts” in southern Africa. Dogs are trained to track deer and boar and then drive the animals towards the hunters who then shoot. Botha refined the hunting with his large tracker hounds trained to hunt leopards.

Botha would often travel to the United States searching for wealthy Americans to take part in his southern African safaris.

(Photos of game hunter screenshot via News24)

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54 replies
  1. ellen cottone says:

    Now your grand kids, grand kids will tell your story.It will out shine any positive deeds , if any.
    Just your epic come uppence. youve earned your self a special place among your human kind.
    Your a cautionary tail.

  2. ellen cottone says:

    I hope the first person you meet on the other side is the elephant whos tusks your posing with and grinning gleefully.
    I wonder if he will stop laughing long enough to kick your ass. No , I bet he knows that your punishment is immient.

  3. Stacy Muskopf says:

    This is KARMA of the best kind for our hunted and UNassuming Animal Kingdom. This is one less murderous, profiteering, AssHat our Majestic Wildlife must run from????????????????????

    • ellen cottone says:

      Ha Ha,
      Looks like your bait fell off the hook penny.
      Focus on the issue.
      Try for a day, To stop looking for a fight all the time.
      Your uglyness also invokes your own Bad Karma.
      How can you stand it?

      • ellen cottone says:

        Ha Ha,
        Penny you went to the trouble of an alterego?
        Your not to old. But sometimes your a bit Huffy.
        But i know your a good person.
        Keep up the good work. And keep out of trouble.

  4. Cynthia Como says:

    Oh BOO HOO!!!!! Don’t u hate when that happens!! U reap what u sow! One less asshole animal killer in the world and I say “BYE BYE!!” JERK

    • Roselyne CORNETTE says:

      J’ai bien plus de peine pour les éléphants que pour cet assassin. Il n’a eu que se qu’il mérite.

  5. Carole says:

    Wonderful news!!!!! That’s one great way to get rid of those idiots who care nothing for God’s creatures. Let other stupid jerks beware. God may have other plans for His animals and it’s not to be a trophy on some braggart’s wall. I pray that all these people are removed from this earth and placed in the lake of fire for all eternity and sooner rather than later.

  6. Sheri says:

    ????????????????????. ????????????????❗❗❗


  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    What goes around comes around and your got yours Theunis Botha – you will NEVER murder another animal.

  8. Denise Casey says:

    You low life man and also ugly wife kill innocent animals for no reason. Just to torture and murder. Glad your dead! To bad your kids don’t have a dad. You are a no good SOB!! Rot in hell!!


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