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Re: Elephants vs cars

Unread post by restio » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:37 pm

Richprins wrote:(Junior Virtual Troll)


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by bucky » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:41 pm

And the genuine internet meaning of a troll is -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29

Beware :twisted:

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:37 pm

Hi Restio,

We cannot see your tngue in your cheek.

Seriously, I have has a few run-ins with eles, at nofault of mine because I keep a good distance away.

My lock forward son used to rib me about this until 3 years ago when he got a taste of ele closeness himself. Now he says 'Don't get too close Dad".
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Unread post by Jumbo » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:13 am

This is what an elephant did to a vehicle in the Maputo Elephant Reserve. :shock:

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Unread post by DuQues » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:29 am

New windscreen, knock out the dents a bit and it's as good as new. Well......

What happened to driver & co?
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Unread post by Jumbo » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:41 am

DuQues wrote:What happened to driver & co?


According to the email I got, the occupants of the vehicle were a couple from Brazil and they sustained no injuries. The problem in this reserve is that the roads, or should I say bush tracks, are so bad that if you encounter a bad tempered ellie, you have NO chance of escape. Luckily (said in a sarcastic tone) there are not many ellies left, thus most people are just lucky if they encounter dung. :roll:

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Elephants vs cars

Unread post by Richprins » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:19 pm

Nice post Jumbo.

Lucky it wasn't a small passenger vehicle!

By the way, what is the ruling on "blacking out" number plates on photos? I say never!

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Re: Elephants vs cars

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:26 pm

Richprins wrote:Nice post Jumbo.

Lucky it wasn't a small passenger vehicle!

By the way, what is the ruling on "blacking out" number plates on photos? I say never!

Waiting for mods.. 5..4..3..2..1.....

.....3... no rule on this forum. Will research the point though Richprins.
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Number plates

Unread post by Richprins » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:14 pm

7 minutes!!!!!

Supermoderator!

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Re: Number plates

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:20 pm

Richprins wrote:7 minutes!!!!!

Supermoderator!

:tongue:

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Unread post by madach » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:32 pm

Jumbo wrote:This is what an elephant did to a vehicle in the Maputo Elephant Reserve. :shock:

Here are some more pics of that same attack:

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You can clearly see that the passenger was between the tusks of the elephant. Now that's a true African experience :lol:

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Power of an Elephant

Unread post by propolis » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:54 pm

Follow this link http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7598&highlight= and scroll down the page to where it says Grumpy Elephant. Enjoy the clip

:D

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Unread post by Jazil » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:44 am

My SO has gone to Moz today to fish, they always go through the Elephant reserve, and as you say the roads or tracks are dreadful, absolutely no chance of escape, he has brought back pics before of an ellie grazing off the road. However my brother-in-law last year, met an ellie on one of these tracks, this ellie was advancing towards them. They did not know what to do as no ways of turning round or reversing with their trailer, what he did was he and his passenger both opened their doors and flapped them open and shut. The ellie, stopped looked and turned around and ambled off. Now I do not advocate this as a solution, and whether it was the flapping doors, (meant to look like ears) that worked or not, who knows. Maybe it was just a good natured ellie. :lol:
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Unread post by Jumbo » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:32 am

:funny: :lol:
And what if the bull sees your vehicle as an attractive female! :shock: :lol:

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Unread post by Loams » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:18 am

Ja, until he burns himself on your car exhaust!! :twisted:
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