Giraffe attacks mother and son.
Maybe I'm being a little harsh here, but I do wish humans would leave the wildlife to live peacefully in the few areas that are left to them, which are dwindling away.
A story to day tells of a mother and her 3 year old son attacked by a mother giraffe. I do feel genuinely sad for them, and I do hope they recover. But I think these kinds of incidents are inevitable when humans take over the natural home of wildlife.
"The wife and three-year-old son of a British wildlife scientist are in a critical condition in South Africa after they were trampled by a giraffe.
Mrs Williams, 35, and Finn were flown in two helicopters to Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital in Johannesburg on Monday night after a medical team stabilised them at the Blyde Wildlife Estate, a residential development in Hoedspruit, where giraffe and antelope roam. The giraffe that attacked them as they waited on a track for Mr Williams to return from a run had given birth two months ago.
Mr Williams, a postdoctoral research fellow with an interest in African carnivores, viewed the incident as “an unfortunate act of nature” in which the giraffe saw his wife and son as a threat to her calf, the statement said.
Plans are being made to move the giraffe and her calf from the estate, "
So the giraffe family has to move because of humans encroaching on their natural home.
There's something wrong with the picture.