By: Natasha Archary
A suspected poacher has met an unfortunate death inside the Kruger National Park. On Thursday, spokesperson for the park confirmed that a man had been trampled to death.
Judging by the injuries sustained, park officials suspect that an elephant had been responsible. His mangled body was found inside Stolznek, within the park.
This is the second incident involving an elephant over the past week. Last week an elephant guide was trampled to death in Knysna, Western Cape.
Elephant guide Shepherd Chuma, was killed by an elephant when it charged at him. He was returning a group of elephants to their camp at the Knysna Elephant Park.
A third incident involving an elephant occurred at the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe on Wednesday last week.
Michael Bernard Walsh who was 71 was charged at by a female elephant along the Zambezi River.
The man was trampled to death at the wildlife park in front of his son.
Elephants often charge when they feel threatened, are hungry, hurt or scared. If an elephant does attack-charge, it will use its tusks to gore you, throw you and crush you.
It will often keep stomping until you’re dead. Since elephants can plow down trees, flip cars, and run up to 40km an hour, a human has little chance of outrunning them.