Argentinean Hunter Is Trampled By Elephant Even As He Was Aiming To Shoot the Animal

Even as we recently carried an article about a pride of lions eating three poachers alive in South Africa, here is another incident that also occurred last year when an elephant who trampled a  hunter to death even as the hunter lined himself up to shoot at one of its herd. Perhaps 2018 was a field day for animals getting back at poachers who can well be called ecological terrorists that kill not for food but for-profit hunting animals and contributing to the extinction of species. They are the worst type of people to exist on this planet. When such incidents happen, there is no love lost.

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1The hunter becomes the hunted

The hunter in question was Jose Monzalvez who was preparing himself to shoot an elephant from a herd he had tracked in a Private Namibian game reserve. All of a sudden one of the elephants from the herd charged and attacked him. The onslaught was so ferocious that Monzalves had no time to fire and was trampled to death.

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2The elephant took three more with him

Monzalves is from Argentina and also works for an oil company. The incident took place 43 miles northwest of Kalkfield Namibia. There were three more fatalities along with Monzalves. They were three Namibians who had accompanied him. Monzalves 46 who had a hunting permit from the police authorities did not stand a chance.

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3Monzalves was a professional hunter

The Argentine was a professional hunter who was also leading a group of hunters assisted by the Namibians. He had tracked down the herd and was positioning himself to shoot when one elephant sensed danger and charged Monzalves. Unfortunate as it may seem, one wonders why people would find a need to hunt elephants and tigers or any animal for that matter just for pleasure.

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4This was not the first time an elephant charged a hunter

What pleasure does one get seeing a magnificent and beautiful animal lying dead at your feet? What power rush does one knowing that the animal is helpless against a bullet? But it seems Monzalves got his just desserts.

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The incident came close on the heels of another when Theunis Botha a famous game hunter was also killed by an elephant that lifted him up with his trunk, thrashed him down and then fell on top of him.

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