Anyone who watched "Africa 2013 - Countdown To The Rains" on BBC 2 last Sunday -(second instalment tonight)- may recall the young elephant whose trunk had been chopped right down -( possibly by a crocodile, or maybe a snare).
Looking through my elephant photographs, I've found these shots which are either him, or another youngster who has suffered a similar fate. In V1 it's the tiny figure on the extreme left of the picture. V2 is a much clearer shot of the damage, and I've added a 100% crop as V3, which to my mind shows that nature has given a helping hand by forming a working tip to what's left......maybe wishful thinking on my part?
**After watching tonight's programme, it's obvious this is a different elephant, so there are at least two of them.**
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