Skip to comments.Elephant tramples mother and child to death in Kenya
Posted on 01/06/2010 5:12:10 AM PST by Gamecock
Beast believed to have charged American woman and one-year-old from behind on tourist walk in centre of country
An American woman and her one-year-old daughter have been trampled to death by an elephant in the foothills of Mount Kenya.
The 39-year-old , whose identity has not been formally released, was among a group of tourists on a short walk with a guide near the Castle Forest Lodge, in Kirinyaga, central Kenya, on Monday. She and her baby were reportedly charged from behind by the elephant.
Four other tourists, including the woman's husband a teacher at the International School of Kenya, in Nairobi escaped and ran back to the lodge to raise the alarm. Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) rangers retrieved the bodies, which were flown to Nairobi by helicopter.
"This is an accident like any other," Melia Van Laar, the Dutch owner of the hotel, which was frequented by members of the British royal family during colonial times, told the Daily Nation newspaper. "The elephant came from behind the bush and attacked the victims."
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I know a guy from Kenya.
Sez he: “Life is hard in Africa.”
Having been to Africa four times for a total of two months myself, I will tell you that is an understatement.
People stubbing their toe at the pool is an accident. Someone spilling their drink at the Tiki bar is an accident. Getting trampled by an elephant is a wild animal attack.
Republicans pissed about Obama.
“This is an accident like any other,”
Such a statement makes no sense unless the elephant was a muslim.
Too bad that elephant wasn’t around when Obama was born.
...about 49 years too late...
Odd that the husband was among those running to the lodge. I guess I don't see how he could leave his wife and baby even if they appeared to be beyond hope.
Some years ago, I was in a game reserve in northern Cameroun, near Waza. Our driver stopped at a watering hole about 100 yards away from a herd of about 50 elephant, from big bulls to cute “little” calves. Our guide, a little Hausa man, grabbed me by the arm and told me to get back to the Land Rover. He said that the sight of a white T-shirt could enrage the elephants. My two buddies were wearing green shirts and got fairly close to them and got some good pix.
I wonder if this happened in obama’s hometown near the place of his birth.