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Elephant attacks Australian man on Phuket, Thailand

Lindsay Murdoch

 

PHUKET: --   An unsupervised four-year-old elephant suddenly became agitated and attacked an Australian man on the Thai resort island of Phuket.

 

The attack on Chan Yun, 62, from the Sydney suburb of Newington, happened as TripAdvisor, one of the world's largest travel websites, and its booking service Viator, announced it would not longer sell tickets to attractions where travellers come into contact with wild animals or engendered species held in captivity. 

 

Mr Chan's deeply distressed family issued a statement warning Australians travelling overseas about the dangers of interacting with wild animals, including young elephants.

 

A family friend said the untrained female elephant appeared calm as it roamed an area of Mai Khao beach on Phuket's north-west coast near five star resorts where there was no keeper, fence or warning sign.

 

Full story: http://www.smh.com.au/world/elephant-attacks-australian-man-on-phuket-thailand-20161103-gshnhf.html

 

-- Sydney Morning Herald 2016-11-04

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1 hour ago, The man from udon said:

Another one that dislikes aussies.only joking of course.i love neighbors and fosters.

 

2 of our worst exports.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

An unsupervised four-year-old elephant suddenly became agitated and attacked an Australian man on the Thai resort island of Phuket

 

4 hours ago, webfact said:

the untrained female elephant appeared calm as it roamed an area of Mai Khao beach on Phuket's north-west coast near five star resorts where there was no keeper, fence or warning sign.

 

They probably don't have the full story, but why the hell is an untrained, unsupervised, unfenced elephant roaming around near five star resorts!!

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I wonder if the owner of said elephant will be held responsible for the bills.....................................

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7 minutes ago, Sphere said:

Not if the Aussie was smelling of raw bananas.

 

Nah, he just discovered a chink in the elephant's psyche.

 

Likes Fosters and Neighbores? Udon man must be from pommy land, the main centre of consumption for both.

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There are a.couple of things I don't trust. One is helicopters and wild animals.

I would never take a.ride on either.

 

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4 hours ago, The man from udon said:

Another one that dislikes aussies.only joking of course.i love neighbors and fosters.

I'm thinking Mr Chan may be a former Hong Kong resident, who left with his money

As for the beer

Its funny but I don't know any Aussie that likes Fosters

Its one of those been there tried that sort of beer

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2 hours ago, Old Croc said:

 

 

They probably don't have the full story, but why the hell is an untrained, unsupervised, unfenced elephant roaming around near five star resorts!!

His land his rules

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2 minutes ago, monkey4u said:

His land his rules

I'm a little unsure who sets the rules for elephants on the beach these days.

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"Family members, who travelled to Phuket for a family wedding, face huge medical bills because his travel insurance has been rejected because of a pre-existing medical condition, the friend said."

 

I wonder what sort of pre-existing medical condition would void an insurance claim for elephant trampling.

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59 minutes ago, Belzybob said:

 

Nah, he just discovered a chink in the elephant's psyche.

 

Likes Fosters and Neighbores? Udon man must be from pommy land, the main centre of consumption for both.

Good old Madge,Harold Jason and kylie at toast to them with a can of xxxx.is that better?

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