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Old 7th Apr 2019, 14:42
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Originally Posted by Groundgripper View Post
And another one bites the dust...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47843999

GG
The managing executive of the park extended his condolences to the family.
Just WHY would he do that?
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 15:13
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I presume he hadn't seen the signs "do not feed the lions". Surely some sort of fine should be levied?
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 17:12
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I was referring to the quoted comment.
Why would anyone from the wildlife reserve apologise for such a death? He should be celebrating.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 17:13
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Originally Posted by Groundgripper View Post
And another one bites the dust...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47843999

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That's a great result all round.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 17:17
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
I was referring to the quoted comment.
Why would anyone from the wildlife reserve apologise for such a death? He should be celebrating.
"I'm sorry your relative was an idiot" may be an appropriate apology.


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Old 7th Apr 2019, 17:46
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Originally Posted by Tango and Cash View Post
"I'm sorry your relative was an idiot" may be an appropriate apology.

And..."But look at it this way; your relative has given an elephant a chance to stomp around being alpha and has provided a pride of lions with a square meal. Oh, by the way here's his head and his trousers. Tell anyone else thinking of doing likewise - they might not get the head back next time."

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Old 8th Apr 2019, 00:13
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Originally Posted by Auxtank View Post
......and his trousers
I'd have thought that they were probably a tad soiled.

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Old 8th Apr 2019, 02:36
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The managing executive of the park extended his condolences to the family.
Just WHY would he do that?
Because he could not fit the body pieces together in order to return them to the family
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 04:26
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That's one way to get ahead
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 03:03
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The body was later available for collection from the litter tray.
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 08:30
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I gather lion poo is very good for keeping foxes away - perhaps it could work for poachers too.
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 10:49
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
I was referring to the quoted comment.
Why would anyone from the wildlife reserve apologise for such a death? He should be celebrating.
Crocodile tears
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 21:38
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Originally Posted by BehindBlueEyes View Post
https://www.nbc-2.com/story/40247767...m=talk_of_town

Not the best way to test safety.

It had to be in Arkansas!
I think the drinking part has far more relevance than them being in Arkansas...
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 07:35
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 07:30
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Sitting in the four-foot of a live railway line. What could possibly go wrong?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-sues-network/
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 07:41
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Originally Posted by Super VC-10 View Post
Sitting in the four-foot of a live railway line. What could possibly go wrong?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-sues-network/
They definitely shouldn't have been there without high-vis vests.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 17:33
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Guess that didn't see that coming.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 17:45
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Originally Posted by Super VC-10 View Post
Sitting in the four-foot of a live railway line. What could possibly go wrong?
When you consider the detritus (oil and discharge from the toilets) that accumulates on railway trackbeds, I wonder why they would choose to sit there . . .
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 18:20
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
When you consider the detritus (oil and discharge from the toilets) that accumulates on railway trackbeds, I wonder why they would choose to sit there . . .
Modern trains do not discharge the toilets onto the track.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 18:29
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Originally Posted by Super VC-10 View Post
Sitting in the four-foot of a live railway line. What could possibly go wrong?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-sues-network/
So the mother is suing the train because she failed to instill anything resembling common sense to her daughter?
What's with these 'silent trains' in the UK? Trains around here make lots of noise even without sounding their horns - a low frequency rumbling that would be hard to miss while sitting on the tracks (gee, I wonder why the ground is shaking - WHAP).
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