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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, just heard from one of my outfitters in Namibia, Burger Oelofsen from Etosha View who sent me these - I should explain - Burger has always kept and loved Ostriches, right up until this week when they did this to him!


Anyway, Burger has never let anyone shoot them - up until now - lol, and I don't blame him!

This is a photo of the villans which I took in June this year while I was over hunting with him on his farm - fabulous for plains game too as you'll imagine - it's right on the edge of the Etosha pan - stunning!


Ok, so it's not funny - I was told that by Oom Burger himself (as I laughed out loud over the phone when we were chatting about them) but all I can say is that I'm sitting here giving thanks that pigeon's don't grow to 7ft tall!

Cheers folks

Roo

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 03:38 PM
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Man I'm glad he's OK. I've seen ostriches get very crazy on TV.
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All I can say is, OUCH !!!

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 06:04 PM
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Shouldn't he use a raw cold ostrich steak over that eye?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 06:08 PM
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does it taste like turkey?
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as big as they get ,,he was lucky thats all it did to him...6 weeks ago a ag pilot friend of mine, hit a greater heron at 180 mph busted his winshield ,and the glass on his helmet.....cut his face all up,,,drug down some power lines landing the plane with blood in his eyes....that would be a heck of a day at work.....got a new winshield the next day and went on
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Sounds like an "O" steak to me. That bird would have not made it 5 more feet. Glad to see he can still see.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 04:48 PM
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wow, i have heard they are crazy.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-29-2008, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, sorry for the delay in posting more - been away in South Africa for a bit - as you do!

Anyway, I showed this thread to oom Burger Oelofsen while I was out in Namibia and he was a bit concerned that people would think him a girly-man- testosterone and all that, and he's a really nice bloke so I said I'd post this up so you get a better feel for the chap!



This is Burger Oelofsen (right) together with a huge problem lion that he tracked with the happy hunter shown to the left - quite a chap huh, and the lion's pretty impressive too!

Anyway, Burger's fine now and has healed totally, but I still didn't get to shoot the danged Ostrich - back again in Feb so maybe then!

Cheers folks

Roo

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-29-2008, 05:26 PM
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Nah Burgers not a girly man. Those ostriches can do some damage to anybody. They are strong creatures. But if he feels that bad about himself then the lion totally redeems Mr. Burger. Serious predator right there.
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