Hunter fells rogue elephant that killed 15 people in India

By: scmp.com 11 months ago
Hunter fells rogue elephant that killed 15 people in India

India’s top hunter told on Saturday how he felled a rogue elephant which had killed 15 people in a series of attacks since March. Nawab Shafat Ali Khan said he shot the elephant late on Friday just hours after being called in by authorities. Saturday was World Elephant Day. Khan said he shot the elephant at point-blank range, but before the animal fell it tried to swing its trunk at the hunting party, forcing him to fire a second time. “If we had been hit by his trunk it could have...

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India’s top hunter told on Saturday how he felled a rogue elephant which had killed 15 people in a series of attacks since March. Nawab Shafat Ali Khan said he shot the elephant late on Friday just hours after being called in by authorities. Saturday was World Elephant Day. Khan said he shot the elephant at point-blank range, but before the animal fell it tried to swing its trunk at the hunting party, forcing him to fire a second time. “If we had been hit by his trunk it could have...HunterfellsrogueelephantthatkilledpeopleIndia