US Doctor Trampled to Death by Elephant
UCSD dean was on Tanzania safari
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Posted Sep 5, 2013 9:51 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A dean at the University of California San Diego was found dead in Tanzania after he was trampled by a charging elephant. Dr. Thomas McAfee, 58, was on a luxury safari at Tarangire National Park with two unidentified companions when they encountered a herd of about 50 elephants.

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rickydarlin
Sep 5, 2013 9:57 PM CDT
all the other elephants were asking...."HOW FLAT WAS HE "
NorCalHal
Sep 5, 2013 7:04 PM CDT
You can't fix DUMB even if it's in a U.C. Dr...
fractal
Sep 5, 2013 3:23 PM CDT
Just as non-neutered male dogs account for 95% of dog bites, male elephants are known for their aggression. That is why they are on the outskirts of the herd, and not allowed where they can do harm to the females and calves.