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PostSubject: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 2:42 pm

First lesson: Always have situational awareness when dangerous game are around.

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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 2:47 pm

Carry the right gun too.

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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 2:56 pm

ITs gotta be the guy with the gun that's dangerous. Elephants are harmless.

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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 3:41 pm

Get behind that tree .. QUICK!

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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 4:50 pm

I am loving this....

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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 6:56 pm

Trip the big guy with your stock, jump on when he is down, sight see the country while he looks for you.
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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 7:04 pm

Let that elephant walk by. Then give it a Texas heart shot, right up the bum.
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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 7:43 pm

Just be sure to use enough gun.  Let the air out his lungs and me might fall over before he steps on ya. :rtup
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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 7:46 pm

Wagh! A real mountainee man such as my self would simply walk up to that big ear galoot, slap him across his face, climb onto his back and ride him into the next village!



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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 7:48 pm

I learn so much from you fine fellows! :tup2 
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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 7:51 pm

great editing though Ron! Very clean around the edges.
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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 8:34 pm

I like his shoes, can't tell if they are Realtree or Mossy Oak!

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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 26th 2016, 9:53 pm

This is an elephant that really did charge at us briefly in South Africa back in 2008. I put the Nissan in reverse and my wife took the photo. The elephant was the "big mamma" of the herd and was satisfied to chase us away from the trail. The rest of the herd was just behind her.
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This guy was just happy to look aggressive and spread his ears. Either that, or he wanted to mate with the Nissan. After all, the car was a grayish color.

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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 27th 2016, 7:40 am

I read many times that an elephant with his ears flared out is bluffing and will stop before trampling you. When I went to Africa, I asked the 2 different P.H.s if that was so. They both said, "Sometimes." Dunno

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PostSubject: Re: New, post-Retirement Career: Big Game Hunter   April 27th 2016, 8:28 am

That is similar to what I heard. The pamphlet I read said that they were presenting a "mock charge" when the ears were out. But, I asked, what if the elephant didn't read the same pamphlet?

The female in my post, above, actually came at us in a slow trot. I saw the elephant trail and pulled over in the car at a distance I thought was far enough so we would not be perceived as a threat. As the herd waiting in the bushes, the head female went out first to make certain we were not a threat. We were not far enough, but soon we were plenty far!

You don't want to have a disagreement with an elephant. This is a result of a debate between two elephants:

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