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Daughter Of Game Hunter Crushed By Elephant Shares Picture Tribute

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Daughter Of Game Hunter Crushed By Elephant Shares Picture Tribute

News of the professional big game hunter who was crushed to death by an elephant, in a surprisingly satisfactory twist of irony, resonated with thousands of people online.

However, the sad fact is that Theunis Botha, 51, was a father to five children, and these children are now adjusting to life without their dad.

His 21-year-old daughter, Carmen, took to Facebook to share some photos in a tribute to her dad.

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One of said pictures shows Carmen when she was a little girl with her father, posing with one hand on a shotgun and another on a dead gazelle.

Credit: Facebook

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Critics are not showing much sympathy for the family, and the picture has actually pissed them off more.

One person wrote: "You should be crying for the innocent elephant that was senselessly murdered, not this idiot hunter who deserved what he got."

It seems like Carmen has followed in her father's footsteps, as she often shares pictures of herself posing with dead animals, including a boar and a monkey.

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Credit: Facebook

Theunis died on Friday afternoon after a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe,

He had been leading a group of hunters on a walk, allegedly on a ranch known as Good Luck Farm, when they came across a breeding herd of elephants.

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Three of the elephant cows then charged the hunters - Mr Botha fired a shot from his rifle but he was caught by surprise by a fourth cow that stormed them from the side.

Botha was a well-known hunter in Zimbabwe and often travelled to the US to recruit wealthy Americans for trophy hunting in Southern Africa, according to News24.

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Following the announcement of Botha's death a number of tributes were paid on Facebook.

Zimbabwe-based Kuronda Safaris said: "It was a pleasure to have got to know Theunis. He was a great man with a fantastic sense of humour. We are really going to miss him, and our times and stories around the camp fire."

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Simon Sparks said: "A legend has fallen but will never be forgotten... It's with a sad heart that we say goodbye to you Oom Theunis Botha. Our deepest condolences to the family. May God be with you all in this difficult time... R.I.P."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Carmen Botha

Topics: daughter, Elephant, Tribute

Mel Ramsay
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