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 Post subject: Angry bull elephant - Addo
Unread postPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:42 pm 
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Hi. My first posting. I have, on two occasions, come across a lone elephant bull that seems generally p'd off with the entire world. This time I got photos of him and his big attitude. He chased us (in reverse) for nearly a kilometre after appearing from the bush just in front of us. Has anyone else had this problem? I have heard through the grapevine that some people have and was just curious to find out.

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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Hi jenismithies! A warm welcome to the forums :D

I have not met your "friend", but would love to see you photos of him :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 5:54 pm 
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And here is me saying I am not scared of the elephants in Addo!! I wonder if he is one of the Kruger imports- can we see a photo? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:16 pm 
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If this elephant is known to be causing problem by aggressive behavior, then the ranger should go and sort out the problem. It is sad but true. :(


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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 3:17 pm 
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yes, please let us have a look? maybe the late skukuza?

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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:41 pm 
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I am guessing that he is a Kruger import as he was wearing a collar ? . We were the 1st car in front of him. We had seen him coming through the bush towards the road, so had stopped the car and turned off the engine and waited with the intention of watching unobtrusively as he crossed the road. He stepped out into the road and started crossing it, then suddenly turned towards us. Both his tusks were short [as in broken off] which I would imagine would make him easily identifiable to those who know him. I will post a pic as soon as I fathom out how to insert one :)


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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:51 pm 
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Skukuza had ONE tusk...here is a pic from Dinkybird...

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Here is a pic I took in 2008 of Skukuza in Addo:
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BarkingMad wrote:
I will post a pic as soon as I fathom out how to insert one :)


Look here... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:00 pm 
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Have you guys read about the Death of Skukuza?

I am just guessing that maybe tensions have been a bit high in Addo amongst the bigger Addo bulls?

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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
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This definitely wasn't Skukuza. Both his tusks were broken off quite short. Can someone please explain how to insert my photo? Can't figure this out! :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
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Here is a tut on how to post pics.

You need to load your pic (not bigger than 800pix in width) on a site such as tinypic which will host the pic, and then post the link here.

If you get stuck, please PM me.

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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Thanks CuriousCanadian but I still can't get one uploaded. I don't want to have to join another photo sharing place and can't seem to get it right from my fotki site, so am going to try posting a link

edit: I have removed the link as I eventually got the photos displaying on the forum - they are on page 2 of this thread :)


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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:22 pm 
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Thanks, guys. I haven't got many megs at the moment - have emailed the pics to BarkingMad, who was in front of me that day. Perhaps they will put them onto the same url as theirs. I've also emailed Megan to see if we can find out who he is, but she's on maternity leave for half of the month. Wait and see...

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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
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Barking.... ..watch for my private message ;) Your latest link works :D

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He sure was close :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:34 pm 
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I have added them to the album - thanks so much Jeni! To view the photos in the album you need to just click on the thumbnail.


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