South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

Elephant Takes Revenge On Trophy Hunter Theunis Botha

Elephant Takes Revenge On Trophy Hunter Theunis Botha

South African Theunis Botha, 51, who is well-known for his trophy hunting exploits, was leading an expedition in a game reserve when they ran into a group of elephants.

News 24 reports that four elephants charged the group.

Botha's big game hunting guide service was founded in 1983, according to the website for Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris.

The company displayed several photos and videos of many of Botha's safari hunts, and billed him as a "passionate and professional hunting outfitter operation" that gave "clients a unique exciting African safari experience". "He pioneered traditional European Style Driven Monteria hunts in South Africa‚" says a description of him on his website‚ Theunis Botha Big Game Hound Safaris.

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A prominent South African big-game hunter is dead after an elephant that had lifted him in the air landed on him when it was shot by another hunter. It then collapsed on Botha and crushed him.

"People have been saying it's a good thing that he died, and it makes me so angry", he said, adding that Botha is survived by his wife and five children. Scott Van Zyl, 44, was with a local tracker and a pack of hunting dogs when he disappeared in mid-April.

Other hunters offered their condolences over the death of the "world-class houndsman" after Mrs Botha revealed what had happened in a Facebook post. Van Zyl's body was never found, but DNA from the stomach of one of the crocodiles matched his, and his boot was found in the stomach of another crocodile after it was killed, News24 reported. The huge creature came tumbling down and fell on Botha with brutal force, thus smashing him to death.

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