New video shows Kruger official firing shots to scare elephant

2014-05-23 11:24
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Kruger official scares elephant with gunshots

2014-05-23 10:58

Check out this footage taken by a tourist just moments after a Kruger National Park official fired three shots in the air to scare off an elephant. WATCH

Cape Town - “There’s a SANParks guy firing warning shots at an elephant to get it off the road just because he’s being impatient”, are the words heard in a video relating to a recent Kruger Elephant incident.

Earlier this week, Beeld reported that a SANParks ranger fired shots in the air, in an attempt to get an elephant to move out of the road to make way for tourists.

Watch the video here.

This comes after SANParks famously urged tourists to respect their animals following incidents earlier this year between tourists and animals.

Kruger Park spokesperson Reynold Thakuli said that rangers are allowed to fire shots to scare off animals, but that there are strict rules around this.

What are your thoughts around this incident? Do you feel that there was a need for the official to fire warning shots? Have you seen incidences like these before? Share your comments below!

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