Perhaps a few of Hollywood’s paparazzi targets should take note of one of the Darwin Award nominees for last year.
Increased mining and recent rains in southeast India have unsettled the wildife. In the past few months, migrating elephants have killed eleven people in southeast India. A team of four journalists decided to interview this herd of rogue elephants.
And they went into the forest in search of the rogues — on foot.
Elephants are big, and elephants are fast. As the recent deaths illustrate, a person can’t out-run an elephant. But these intrepid journalists apparently assumed that a press pass grants immunity.
With a nose for news, the journalists sniffed out the herd. Once located, it was only natural that they should capture the photogenic animals on film. Unfortunately, the elephants were camera shy. Angered by the flash, the irritated herd charged the paparazzi, miraculously killing only one of the four.
Hey, Britney, Lindsay, Paris, Justin, even you, the oh-so-capable Hoff (if you are hassled), forget human bodyguards.
Get yourself an angry elephant!
Although, in hindsight, there may be drawbacks -