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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:03 am

Courtesey News24

A lion killed a man on a game farm in Zeerust on Monday night, North West police said on Tuesday.

The lion emerged from the bushes and pounced on 42-year-old Petrus Malgas at the Rietfontein game farm as he walked to a store-room to fetch his lunchbox at 6pm, said Marico police spokesperson Constable Bontle Diphiko.

Malgas, a worker on the game farm, was on his way home.

Although the owner of the farm rushed him to Zeerust Hospital, he was certified dead on arrival.

Malgas had sustained a lacerated artery and injuries to his scalp and face, she said. - Sapa

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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:09 am

Thanks for that valuable bit of info. It's sad and my condolences to the family.

It just shows how powerful these animals are ... they can take down buffalo and in some areas juvenile elephants ... humans will never be a challenge for them.
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:46 am

I love the contrasting reports between the english and afrikaans ones. :lol:

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Unread postby DuQues » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:00 am

Sad indeed...

wildtuinman wrote:I love the contrasting reports between the english and afrikaans ones. :lol:

What difference? Or do you mean that his "stuk vleis" suddenly turned into a lunchbox? :lol: :lol:
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Unread postby Loams » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:23 am

Wild@Heart wrote:Thanks for that valuable bit of info. It's sad and my condolences to the family.

It just shows how powerful these animals are ... they can take down buffalo and in some areas juvenile elephants ... humans will never be a challenge for them.


W@H in Chobe there is a pride of Lion that specialises on Elephants and they have taken down fully grown 4 ton Ellies.

Makes Harry Wolhuter so much more of a special guy...
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:45 am

Loams wrote:
Wild@Heart wrote:Thanks for that valuable bit of info. It's sad and my condolences to the family.

It just shows how powerful these animals are ... they can take down buffalo and in some areas juvenile elephants ... humans will never be a challenge for them.


W@H in Chobe there is a pride of Lion that specialises on Elephants and they have taken down fully grown 4 ton Ellies.

Makes Harry Wolhuter so much more of a special guy...


Why Harry? Did he also take down 4 tons ele's?

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Unread postby Loams » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:48 am

:tongue: Don't you know anything?? Of course he did while he was in Chobe
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Unread postby MickW » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:03 pm

I have a very unpleasant short .wmv file of a man who is attacked and killed by lions. It was shot 18th Feb 1975 at the Angola border...A troop of lions is around his car. The man gets out to take a closer look...Than attacked from behind...
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Unread postby Loams » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:16 pm

It is unpleasant, but he was stoopid. In Afrikaans we have a saying.

As jy dom is moet jy sukkel
*If you are stupid you need to struggle*

WTM, Harry Wolhuter was the guy that got attacked by a rabit Elephant in Chobe. The Elephant attacked him while he was fixing a puncture on his bicycle. As the Elephant was dragging him under his belly with his trunk he stabbed it 3 times and killed the elephant (The skin with the stab wounds and the knife are still hanging in the Skukuza shop). There was another elephant around so he climbed into a tree and tied himself to a branch with a belt. The Ellie discovered him and started pushing the tree over. Luckily a Lion came to chase the elephant and killed the Elephant. This is how we know there are Ellie killing Lions in chobe.

You should really brush up on your history :roll:
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Unread postby MickW » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:07 pm

nice saying...i can use it in dutch as well!
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:37 am

Loams wrote:It is unpleasant, but he was stoopid. In Afrikaans we have a saying.

As jy dom is moet jy sukkel
*If you are stupid you need to struggle*

WTM, Harry Wolhuter was the guy that got attacked by a rabit Elephant in Chobe. The Elephant attacked him while he was fixing a puncture on his bicycle. As the Elephant was dragging him under his belly with his trunk he stabbed it 3 times and killed the elephant (The skin with the stab wounds and the knife are still hanging in the Skukuza shop). There was another elephant around so he climbed into a tree and tied himself to a branch with a belt. The Ellie discovered him and started pushing the tree over. Luckily a Lion came to chase the elephant and killed the Elephant. This is how we know there are Ellie killing Lions in chobe.

You should really brush up on your history :roll:



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Especially at the skin in the shop. :lol: :lol:

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Re: How strong is a lion?

Unread postby francoisd » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:40 am

wildtuinman wrote:Courtesey Beeld.

Zeerust. - Een klap van 'n leeumannetjie het eergister die dood van mnr. Petrus Bushy Malgas (42) beteken.

Malgas was besig met kontrak werk op die Rietfontein-jagplaas toe hy deur twee leeumannetjies aangeval is.

"Ek het 'n groot wildplaas met die Vyf Grotes. Een van my gronddamme het toegeslik ná die reën en ek het Gert van der Merwe- grondverskuiwing gehuur om die dam skoon te maak. Bushy was een van die manne wat Gert gehelp het," het mnr. Hugo Ras, die eienaar van die plaas, gister gesê.

Malgas het glo eergister 'n stuk vleis as deel van sy daaglikse "rantsoene" gekry wat hy aan 'n boom naby die dam opgehang het.

Hy het net ná 17:00 die middag na die dam teruggegaan om sy eetgerei en vleis te gaan haal.

"Een van sy medewerkers het glo vir hom geskree: Pasop! Leeu! Toe Bushy omdraai, het twee leeumannetjies agter hom gestaan," het Ras gesê.

Malgas het eers probeer weghardloop. "Maar hy het gegly en geval. Een van die leeus het met een veeg van sy poot sy nek gebreek.

"Hulle het dadelik met hom hospitaal toe gejaag, maar hy was op slag dood," het Ras vertel.

Die leeus moes die vleis geruik het, het Ras gesê.

"Dit is regtig jammer dat só iets moes gebeur. Ek het reeds dringend permitte aangevra om die twee leeus van kant te maak. Ek is 'n wildboer en mal oor wild, so ek wíl dit nie doen nie, maar dit raak gevaarlik as 'n wilde dier 'n probleem word."

Konst. Bontle Dipoko, polisiewoordvoerder, het die voorval bevestig. "Ons ondersoek nog die saak, maar dit lyk nie op die oomblik asof daar enige nalatigheid was nie."

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:56 am

wildtuinman wrote:Courtesey News24

A lion killed a man on a game farm in Zeerust on Monday night, North West police said on Tuesday.

The lion emerged from the bushes and pounced on 42-year-old Petrus Malgas at the Rietfontein game farm as he walked to a store-room to fetch his lunchbox at 6pm, said Marico police spokesperson Constable Bontle Diphiko.

Malgas, a worker on the game farm, was on his way home.

Although the owner of the farm rushed him to Zeerust Hospital, he was certified dead on arrival.

Malgas had sustained a lacerated artery and injuries to his scalp and face, she said. - Sapa


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Unread postby Loams » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:59 am

Malgas het eers probeer weghardloop.


Fout nommer een, Dankie dat jy gespeel het, jy is die domeste dr@l totsiens....

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Unread postby francoisd » Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:21 am

Interesting to note how the 2 reports differ. In the Afrikaans one it is mentioned that he received meat as a daily ration which he hanged in a tree and when he went back to the tree at lunchtime it was there that the lions met up with him.

The English version states that he went to a store-room to fetch his lunchbox
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