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Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:02 pm

pardus wrote:20:11: Just had a very disturbing phone call from WTM - apparently a large piece of Duke's one tusk has broken off.

Oh no, that is terrible, :(
wonder what has caused that, so the guys must have been one of the last few to see him with both his tusks in tact. :?
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Unread post by Jose » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:04 pm

Wicked hey? :( Is his left tusk...

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Unread post by sioux » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:06 pm

Ag shampies, how very sad, that must be painful for all ... poor Duke!
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:18 pm

Ooopsie!

I hope the damage is not too severe. Bit of a shocker as we have seen the old king of the tuskers in magnificent shape just days ago... :roll:
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Unread post by Richprins » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:34 pm

What kind of fool 'phones and says "I can't talk..."

Theyr'e obviuosly drunk.

Devastating about the tusk, though!

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Unread post by pardus » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:40 pm

:rtfm: Not Nice RP

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Re: Disturbing news

Unread post by sioux » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:54 pm

Richprins wrote:What kind of fool 'phones and says "I can't talk..."

Theyr'e obviuosly drunk.

Devastating about the tusk, though!


I guess he was making a trunk call not drunk call! (Obviously you should use spell check RP sometimes?
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Unread post by Richprins » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:25 pm

Sioux,

I made the spelling mistakes purposely as a self-reflecting ironic faux-pas, negating the legitimacy of my rude comment!

WTM would understand!

More importantly, I see the tusk problem is on "Tale of the Tusk" under "Animals".

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Unread post by pardus » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:46 pm

:whistle:

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Unread post by bucky » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:21 pm

Lol , didn't they post anything yet , aiiiy these boys .

Let me try upload some pics one I get them across to my pc (all 40 gb of them , must have been my 40'ish lion sightings :twisted: )

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Unread post by Ludwig » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:18 pm

:thumbs_up:

Got him some years ago on video.

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Unread post by Groovy » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:15 am

For those who are interested, Duke was seen 2 days ago on the Muntshe Back loop. He seems to be in good health and the broken tusk doesnt seem to be bothering him. Still as docile as ever, not a crowd of vehicles either. Will post new pics of him as soon as they are downloaded.


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