Mutilated elephant carcass horrifies Kruger tourists (Graphic photo)

Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:24 am

Mutilated elephant carcass horrifies tourists

SATARA – Tourists were greeted with the grisly sight of a mutilated elephant corpse lying on the road just outside Satara this morning.

SAPS and SANParks environmental investigators are on the scene, about one kilometre outside Satara.

“It was about 07:00 when we saw the carcass lying in the road,” said Frieda Sheppard. Her husband, At, elaborated on the state of the mammal. “Its intestines had not been eaten, which lead us to the conclusion that it could not have been killed naturally,” he said. The couple added that the elephant’s genitals had seemingly been removed – a practice they say is usually employed by those who kill animals for muthi.

The police holds a different theory. “At this point in time it seems as though the animal was killed by predators, such as lions,” said SAPS Skukuza spokesman WO Willie Broodryk.

Poaching and a possible muti killing is not suspected, but a full investigation will confirm how the animal died.

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Re: Mutilated elephant carcass horrifies Kruger tourists (Graphic photo)

Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:31 am

It seems that not only the genitals are missing but also the heart -O-

Re: Mutilated elephant carcass horrifies Kruger tourists (Graphic photo)

Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:53 pm

How can the police exclude that the animal has been killed for muthi, especially considering the body parts missing? 0*\

They'd better learn not to comment, if they are trying to hide something 0=

Re: Mutilated elephant carcass horrifies Kruger tourists (Graphic photo)

Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Someone posted this on FB:

Suspected lightning hit. Carcass has been removed. COD determined as natural by on-site vets.

Re: Mutilated elephant carcass horrifies Kruger tourists (Graphic photo)

Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:05 pm

:-?

Re: Mutilated elephant carcass horrifies Kruger tourists (Graphic photo)

Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:47 pm

The comments there :shock: :shock: :shock: :


Skye Wilson
COVER-UP!!! SAPS Skukuza spokesman WO Willie Broodryk LIES!
A lion, or any other predator, would NOT leave the intestines as that is one of the first parts they eat! A lion, or any other predator, would NOT just remove the genitals and nothing more!!
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Evonne Shawz
yes, my conclusion precisely! these police need to be investigated too - it seems they are trying to cover up a muti-killing!
Like · Reply · 1 · 5 hrs
Stephen Raubenheimer · SAA Technical Training
Evonne Shawz
I believe they are all in on it
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Shaun Raine · Works at Bidvest McCarthy Ford
Lions killed that? Bullshit!!
Like · Reply · 2 · 7 hrs
Gilda Roveri · Global Key Account Manager at Ima Corazza
Enough with this rubbish coverup !!! DEMAND an official investigation preferably by a non biased authority !!!!
Like · Reply · 1 · 4 hrs
Stephen Raubenheimer · SAA Technical Training
Fat chance !
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Rob Perfitt · All seeing eye at New World Order
One person, a passer by with no known expertise make one comment and every one believes that theory and disregards everything else! The corpse has apparently been removed for autopsy and a lightning strike is the current reputed speculation. Calm down folks!
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Kim Dijkman
spokesperson for KNP!!! Cover up for staff poaching activities
Going to hell, it all is, fucking bastards!

Re: Mutilated elephant carcass horrifies Kruger tourists (Graphic photo)

Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:49 pm

Lightning seems ok as a theory? A hunter buddy says doesn't look like knife cuts. Who knows how long things were eating their if any? Weird.

Elephants don't have external testicles, the "masjin" only comes out for a bit then goes mostly back...

Re: Mutilated elephant carcass horrifies Kruger tourists (Graphic photo)

Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:52 pm

Latest Sightings Facebook Post:

Latest Sightings - Kruger
5 hrs ·
Please be advised that this video may be sensitive.
Here's the video of the elephant carcass being removed on the road this morning.
H7, opposite Satara staff village
"Vets were on the scene during the removal of the carcass as they took it away for an autopsy.
They said that the 2 holes in its stomach are an indication of lightning.
From what we could understand there were burn marks too.
There was a big storm and massive lightning last night here at Satara"
Tinged by Jane Bingham