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John F
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Nature strikes back

Post by John F » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:22 am

Rhino Poacher Killed by Elephant and Eaten by Lions, Officials Say
By Christopher Mele
April 7, 2019

A man suspected of being a rhino poacher was killed last week by an elephant and his remains devoured by a pride of lions at a South African park, officials said. Rangers at Kruger National Park and other searchers found only a human skull and a pair of pants, the park said in a statement on Friday.

Four of the dead man’s accomplices were arrested, the authorities said. The man’s accomplices told his relatives that they had been in the park to poach rhinos on Tuesday night when he was killed by an elephant, local officials said.

The managing executive of the park, Glenn Phillips, offered his condolences to the family of the dead man, who was not identified. "Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise,” he said in the statement. “It holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that.”..

Last July, rangers and police officers said that as many as three men suspected of being rhino poachers had been killed by lions at a South African game preserve...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/worl ... mi_u=85836
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jserraglio
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Re: Nature strikes back

Post by jserraglio » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:56 am

From CNN via Mother Nature.net

The Bee's Knees

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https:www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/s ... de-her-eye

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Re: Nature strikes back

Post by Rach3 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:34 pm

Weather at US Army base Camp Buehring in Kuwait today:

Sunny
121F° H / 91F° L ( 49C. / 33C. )
Humidity 12%
UV Index Extreme
Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

lennygoran
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Re: Nature strikes back

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:47 am

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:56 am
>The Bee's Knees<
I'm allergic to bee stings-this definitely caught my eye and scared the Hell out of me! Regards, Len :(

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Re: Nature strikes back

Post by jserraglio » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:02 am

lennygoran wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:47 am
jserraglio wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:56 am
>The Bee's Knees<
I'm allergic to bee stings-this definitely caught my eye and scared the Hell out of me! Regards, Len :(
Be careful.


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Re: Nature strikes back

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:11 am

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:02 am
Be careful.


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For sure-thanks! Just last week the guy who comes and checks our house for critters, pests, etc sprayed down a hornets nest that was being built above the basement door but high up near the roof. It's dangerous out here-bees, ticks, great blue herons, snakes, frogs, poison ivy! Regards, Len :lol:

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