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Giraffe dies after hitting its head on a low bridge as its owner drives it in open-top truck along South African highway

A giraffe has died after smashing its head into a low bridge while it was being transported along a busy highway in South Africa.

The moments before the accident at around 2.30pm today were caught on camera by a horrified fellow driver who described hearing a loud crack.

South Africa's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told local media the giraffe has since died and the truck driver could face criminal charges.

Engineer Thinus Botha, 32, took the photo of the two giraffes after driving next to the truck for half a mile on the N1 on the outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa's capital.

He decided to pull over to capture the moment - and witnessed the gruesome accident seconds later.

'I pulled over just before the bridge and a few seconds after I took the photo the first giraffe hit its head on the bridge,' he told MailOnline.


  • quyvan5186quyvan5186 Posts: 49 Greenhorn
  • BallaCoiPersiciBallaCoiPersici Posts: 8,384 Admiral
    Almost unbelievable but about the other giraffe ?
    Short enough to survive :huh ?
    Massimo (former Ballak) - Please, be patient for my English
    I'm typing keeping close my "pasta hole"!
    Political correctness is a mental disease that can put you in slavery. The only cure is to turn on the brain.
    Not my blame if you do something that matches what I don't like.
    Vulgus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,265 AG
    It was the Giraffes fault....They were not looking where they were going...stupid Giraffe! :wink :rotflmao
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
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