Trunk and disorderly: elephants battle humans for scarce resources in Kenya | World

The smell of rotting flesh hit long before the dead elephant came into view, a bullet in her head, her body sprawled across a patch of scrubland a few yards from a village in northern Kenya.

Two weeks earlier, while searching for food, the elephant and her baby had encountered villagers on a road near the town of Archers Post in the early evening. Intimidated by the hulking creature, people threw rocks, honked their horns and flashed their lights. While fleeing, the elephant trampled a middle-aged man to death. The following night she killed a second man in similar circumstances. She disappeared for a while, but was then hunted down and shot, leaving her baby orphaned.

David Daballen, head of field operations for the charity

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