Facing off with elephants in South Africa
Scott MacGregor, DVM, Livestock Consulting Services,
MacGregor says the biggest strides he sees in South African cattle production when he has been there is in the area of nutrition, and that new technologies and information are finding their way there each year.
“The Black population in
And you thought cows were mad
|This ain’t no circus elephant — he was having some road rage issues.
(Photo by Janet MacGregor)
It’s not all business for MacGregor when visits. “We had our greatest adventure this year in the African Bush, when we were charged by a large bull elephant,” he recounts. “We crashed a large Land Cruiser off the road into a ditch and tree and watch helplessly as he made two very close mock charges. We were later told by Park biologists that the fact that we went off the road and the fact that the car was so large perhaps saved a real charge. This same elephant had demolished two Park work vehicles during the same week.
“I was too dumb to know any differences in behavior, but our friends from
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