Friday, May 26, 2017

African Trophy Hunter Dies, Crushed by Dead Elephant


Professional trophy hunter and houndsman Theunis Botha, 51, died last Friday, after killing an elephant. A hunter delivered a fatal shot to an elephant cow at very close range and as she collapsed, the elephant fell on Botha, killing him.

According to sources Botha was leading a small group on a walk that afternoon when they encountered a breeding herd of elephants at a farm in Zimbabwe. Three female elephants charged the hunters while a fourth flanked the group, attacking Botha.

The elephant picked Botha up with her trunk when one of the hunters took a shot at her, killing the elephant. The elephant toppled, crushing Botha.


  1. I can't say I have much sympathy for an elephant hunter, unless he's culling sick animals or some such.

    1. I don't know how that works except maybe some have to be killed in order for the rest to survive.