Daily Mail An elephant has trampled and killed an Argentinian hunter who was among a group tracking a herd in Namibia.The Namibian Press Agency reported that 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez was killed on Saturday afternoon in a private wildlife area 43 miles north-west of the small town of Kalkfeld.Mr Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentinian and three Namibians when he was killed. One of the elephants is reported to have charged before the group was able to shoot.Relatives have been informed of Mr Monzalvez’s death. Mr Monzalvez and his group had the appropriate hunting permits according to local police. According to the Journal Du Cameroun, the group were also professional big game hunters.
Score one for the elephants. I feel like they’ve been getting worked by hunters for quite a while so it’s nice to hear that they’re aren’t taking the whole elephant murdering lying down. This elephant that had enough is probably a hero with all his/her elephant buddies. They probably throw a whole party and have a celebration for this brave elephant. I bet elephants know how to get down and party. To me, they’ve always been big, chill animals who are just looking to have a good time. I feel like if they could they’d rock the hell out of a Hawaiian shirt and be great hosts of a party. I get the feeling they’d make sure everyone was comfortable at their party.
As for this guy who couldn’t get his gun loaded fast enough, tough break. This is one of the perils of hunting gigantic beasts who can kill you in a second. Sometimes you get cocky and think you have all the time in the world to load your gun and kill an elephant that’s in your sights. Then you forget that elephants can run as fast as an offensive linemen and it’s all over. I find it amazing that this elephant pretty much ambushed this guy and his friends because you know, it was an elephant. But maybe it was the type of situation where it was so obvious that an elephant was running at them that they couldn’t tell it was even happening. Like the misdirection used in the Swordfish. I don’t know. I’m trying to make excuses for this hunter not noticing a 13,ooolb animal coming right at him. Either way, probably best to not mess with elephants anymore because it appears that enough is enough and it’s time for a change.