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Polish hunter sues after failing to find elephant
Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | January 2, 2011 | Dagmara Leszkowicz

Posted on 02/02/2011 2:58:21 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

WARSAW (Reuters) – A Polish hunter who dreamt of shooting an elephant has sued a German-based travel company after it sent him to a part of Africa where he said there were no elephants to be found, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

The company, Jaworski Jagdreisen, which organises hunting expeditions, insists there are elephants in the area of Zimbabwe it sent the hunter, identified only as Waldemar I, the Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper said...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: elephant; hunter; poland

1 posted on 02/02/2011 2:58:27 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I always wondered how many Poles it took to kill an elephant. Now I may never know.


2 posted on 02/02/2011 2:59:57 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

This is screaming for a Polish joke (of which I am a member).


3 posted on 02/02/2011 3:01:54 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
If he can demonstrate that the safari company knowingly took him to an area they were aware had no elephants, he has a legitimate case.

Of course, proving that is going to be virtually impossible without an informant inside the tour company.

4 posted on 02/02/2011 3:02:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
The company, Jaworski Jagdreisen

That's German for "Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe: Purveyors of Fine Elephants to Polish Kings".


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

5 posted on 02/02/2011 3:09:13 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The same company has him booked for the 2011 season Snipe hunt.


6 posted on 02/02/2011 3:11:45 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Joe 6-pack

If the tour company represented themselves as professionally knowledgeable and competent, and it turns out they weren’t, they could be deemed to have committed professional negligence. No insider needed.


7 posted on 02/02/2011 3:12:07 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

He should have gone RINO hunting instead.


8 posted on 02/02/2011 3:29:38 PM PST by Third Person
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I guess no one discussed the elephant in the room then.


9 posted on 02/02/2011 3:51:44 PM PST by RoseyT (East Texas)
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To: optiguy

True enough.


10 posted on 02/02/2011 3:59:06 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Sue Egypt!
11 posted on 02/02/2011 4:01:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: whitedog57
Two Polish guys go up north to try to bag a grizzly.

When they see a sign that said “Bear left,” they went home.

12 posted on 02/02/2011 4:02:45 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Deaf Smith

The snipe hunt is on if he has a left-handed wrench...


13 posted on 02/02/2011 4:02:56 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Yeah, like everybody needs 6000 pounds of grey kielbasa.


14 posted on 02/02/2011 4:03:15 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

If a political party promises to provide me with real elephants (i.e. Reagan Republicans) to support, and then provides only Rhinceros after Rhinoceros, do I have grounds to sue?


15 posted on 02/02/2011 4:06:24 PM PST by Castlebar
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To: Castlebar

Ha ha! Rofl!


16 posted on 02/02/2011 4:10:29 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

He also sued them for failing to provide the promised hunting pajamas....


17 posted on 02/02/2011 4:11:07 PM PST by mikrofon (Na Zdrowie)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Reminds me of a true story: Two Polish guys are out fishing in a rented boat. They fish all day long with no results. Then, about 30 minutes before the boat is due back, they hit a big school of fish. Stashew tells his buddy Antoniusz “Hey Anto, do something to mark this spot so when we come back tomorrow we can catch more fish.” They then take the boat back and as they are driving home, Stash says to Anto “What did you do to mark that great fishing spot?” Anto says “I painted a big arrow on the front of the boat pointing to that spot.” Stash thinks about it and then says “Anto, you stupid idiot - what happens tomorrow if we don’t get the same boat?” True story.


18 posted on 02/02/2011 4:11:56 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know. Later on I shot two bucks. That was the biggest game I shot all day.’’- Groucho Marx.


19 posted on 02/02/2011 4:15:01 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: majormaturity

“The snipe hunt is on if he has a left-handed wrench...’’ Or how about a blade-less knife without a handle?


20 posted on 02/02/2011 4:17:47 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: jmacusa

That one always makes me laugh...


21 posted on 02/02/2011 4:27:29 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: majormaturity

rofl


22 posted on 02/02/2011 4:27:42 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Sheesh send him over here we have a bunch of RINOS claiming to be elephants...


23 posted on 02/02/2011 4:33:42 PM PST by rolling_stone ( *this makes Watergate look like a kiddie pool*)
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To: jmacusa

No good anymore...blade-less knifes without handles are now illegal in 26 states...


24 posted on 02/02/2011 4:33:57 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: majormaturity

Are you sure? Dang! Wait a minute ... I’m not so sure. That is I don’t think so..but I doubt it.


25 posted on 02/02/2011 5:02:22 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
The rest of the story clipped:

"From what I know, (the hunter) should have seen elephant excrement there," it quoted the company owner as saying.
Even though the company organised a second trip for the luckless hunter during which he managed to kill a male elephant, the man still filed for damages worth $130,000 over his first expedition.
A court is due to rule on his claim on February 15, the paper said.

Talking paper?

26 posted on 02/02/2011 5:02:58 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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