Safari Tour Guide Tells Couple To Get As Close To Rhinos As They Can For Picture, Woman Promptly Gored
Daily Mail- This is the photo taken seconds before a safari tourist was seriously injured by a rhino – after she was allegedly urged to stand closer to the animal by a wildlife expert. Chantal Beyer, 24, was visiting the South African nature park with her husband when they stopped to look at some rhinos. Afrikaans-language newspaper the Beeld reported that guide Alex Richter then advised them to stand a little closer seconds before the animal gored her from behind. He allegedly told a group of visitors to get out of their vehicle to take photos and even encouraged the rhinos to come closer with food. The photograph shows them only feet away from two white rhinos which can weigh up to two tons and stand as tall as 1.8metres. Just after the picture was taken, a huge bull rhino attacked, and its horn penetrated Ms Beyers’ chest from behind, resulting in a collapsed lung and broken ribs. Mrs Beyer, a bachelor of commerce student from Johannesburg, is now in an intensive care unit at a Krugersdorp hospital where she is said to be in stable condition, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Listen I’m not gonna say this safari tour guide isn’t the worst tour guide in the history of Africa. I’m not saying he’s not an asshole for suggesting you get as close as you can for a picture. But plain and simple, if you get gored by a rhinoceros, 100% of the blame falls on you. Under no circumstances as a human are you ever in any position to be mauled by a rhinoceros unless you put yourself there. Don’t wanna get a rhino horn through your lungs? Don’t try to hop on its back for a fucking facebook picture. I don’t care what some African idiot told you to do, standard human instinct and intelligence should tell you to stay the fuck away from a rhinoceros. Don’t even go on the goddam safari. Rhinos are as close to dinosaurs as we can get on this planet and if you’ve ever seen Jurassic Park we know how dino tours can go.