Sunday, April 7, 2019

Peter Poacher has a very, very bad day at work

I caught wind of this somewhat unusual story coming out South Africa last week.

I didn't post about it at the time because is sounded like one of those stories that may or may not have actually happened but are put out there mostly to sell papers or garner lots of clicks.

Then I noticed today that the story's been picked up by so many for-real news organizations that I know it's been verified many times over. So here we go.

Some poacher in Africa was stomped to death by an elephant last week. The scene of this wonderful but somewhat rare event was Kruger National Park in South Africa.

But wait, there's more! After getting squashed like a roach, the hapless dude was eaten by a pride of lions!

In these encounters, the humans usually "win". And it's only because they're way ahead of the animals in treachery and weapons technology.

But now and then, the critters really bring their A Game and get to make up for the previous hundred rounds or so of the disgusting and grim contest.

In the very unlikely event that you're not completely sure of which side I'm on when poachers go out to murder and butcher animals I love, just leave me a comment and I'll be only too happy to explain.

Ardent, long-time lover of Elephants and Cats, I am,

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

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