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riflemike
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Posted - 04/14/2018 :  09:37:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hand

maybe he did OR maybe the elephant was bluffing

interesting anyhoo

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/14/dramatic-video-shows-safari-guide-stopping-charging-elephant-with-his-hand.html

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danielgage
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Posted - 04/14/2018 :  09:43:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW
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glyn
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Posted - 04/14/2018 :  09:44:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

is he any relation to crocodile Dundee.

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grumpygy
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Posted - 04/14/2018 :  09:48:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And he needed a set of clean shorts.
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riflemike
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Posted - 04/14/2018 :  09:52:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
may as well have stood there ...he wasnt gonna out run that BIG BOY

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Rocky Raab
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Posted - 04/14/2018 :  10:03:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That'll work - until it doesn't. When that happens, he'll still get a news story. But he won't be able to read it.
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gunnut505
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Posted - 04/14/2018 :  11:51:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I noticed that he moved his arm like an upraised elephant trunk; is it possible that the elephants recognize trunk sign language? Or their eyes are so bad that it thought the guy was a really skinny Ethiopian elephant?

Try it again, but slather some Aqua Velva on that guy!

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Laredo Lefty
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  12:56:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The cameraman was thinking........ As long as I can outrun this guy I'll be OK.

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montanajoe
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  01:14:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yeahhh,I'm thinking pure luck played the most important role,,


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mogley98
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  07:14:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps the Tree made him appear larger?

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carbine100
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  07:24:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Standard operating procedure as I understand. "You'll only die tired" comes to mind. A bluff charge is the norm and if it isn't a bluff you will not outrun them.

You will get in trouble for claiming a self defense shoot if you are not properly papered to take an elephant if you can not demonstrate evidence it is NOT a bluff charge.

Similar practice for a gorilla charge except one is to stand as still as possible. (no hand motion)


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forgemonkey
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  07:59:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check out the 'pucker factor' at 47 seconds ,,,,,,,,


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I8R50nvv5gc

Edited by - forgemonkey on 04/15/2018 08:00:05 AM
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danielgage
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  08:50:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
another WOW
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fideau
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  08:57:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That elephant has been watching too many Tarzan movies.

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kidthatsirish
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  09:00:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He was fortunate. Glad it ended with no deaths or injury to anyone.

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us55840
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  11:52:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Clearly, it was a trained elephant and a staged event to give the visitors a wow factor.


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Okie743
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  3:19:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by grumpygy

And he needed a set of clean shorts.



Look again. That does look like a Big Turd in his pants.

And the Elephant acts like he gets a whiff of the Turd and does not want a closer whiff.

Edited by - Okie743 on 04/15/2018 3:21:29 PM
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buschmaster
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  3:47:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yeah, but he's still got to leave it to the natives to stop a charging rhinoceros



(why do you think the safari guides always have an african with them)
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droptop
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  4:22:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a coincidence, just last night I was thinking about how to avoid being killed by a charging elephant.

Conclusion: stand next to a BIG tree and when the elephant got almost upon me I'd side step behind the tree and rapidly "slip" to the other side unnoticed. Elephants can't see for **** and would would either knock themselves out when they hit the tree or look around in a confused manner and leave in frustration. Having a compressed air can of spray Monkey flatulence would seal the deal.

Never thought of sign language.
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roswellnative
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  8:02:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Daum


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kimi
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  12:10:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.wikihow.com/Survive-a-Charging-Elephant%3famp=1



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Wulfmann
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  2:24:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually that is common. Elephants are not known to finish a charge under most circumstances.


When doing a story in Botswana we were tracking lions on foot a 5 ton bull elephant came up near us (we hid behind a termite mound) he freaked out and ran away crying.

We circled around him to be in his path and sat by a tree (I stood behind a tree trunk to photograph whatever happened.)
He slowly walked to withing 30 feet and our guide (with me and 2 women writers) raised his hand waved at the pachyderm snapping his finger.
The big guy flared his ears wide (to make him look big cause ya see he doesn't know he already is big LOL) then used his feet to create a dust shield, screamed at us and turned fleeing in a panic.

Meanwhile I am thinking he is not approaching at a good angle composition wise plus the lighting is bad, back lit and I can't use a flash (guide is concerned about me scarring the animals. yeah, scarring them)

Of course know one knows when one is sick, injured or a left leaning millennial and would have proceeded to grind our guide into a pancake.
There is always that chance but elephants are the gentle giants. Hypos, now they don't bluff, they don't back down and they get really mad for the slightest reason so you do not in any way mess with the river horse

I considered the picture usable in its context but it did seem to get used a lot when the story was published (I don't control what they choose)This was right as he walked up before freaking out and running away



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