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 Post subject: Darwin Award #133667
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:55 am 
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'We won't shoot Gerald, he was not in the wrong' - giraffe headbutts filmmaker to death at South African safari lodge

An award-wining film director was headbutted to death by a giraffe while shooting footage at a safari lodge in South Africa.

Carlos Carvalho, 47, was taking closeups of the animal named Gerald when it suddenly swung its neck and knocked him flying through the air.

Mr Carvalho died of his injuries that night after being flown to a Johannesburg hospital, said filming agency CallaCrew.

He had been shooting scenes at the Glen Afric farm in Broederstroom, which is famous for featuring in the British TV series Wild at Heart.

Richard Brooker, whose family owns the lodge, said the bull giraffe would not be put down as he was not considered dangerous.

“When Carlos was standing in front of the giraffe, the animal spread its legs, bent its neck and swung its head at Carlos,” he said.

“Gerald will remain at the lodge. He did nothing wrong,” Mr Brooker told The Telegraph.

A spokesperson for Glen Afric also suggested that Carvalho had “gone off on his own” and ignored safety instructions not to approach the animals.

Drikus Van Der Merwe, a member of the film crew, was standing next to Mr Carvalho when the incident occurred on 2 May.

“The giraffe started chasing the boom swinger who joined our unit,” he told the Sun. “We didn’t feel threatened because he just seemed to be inquisitive.

“We started shooting closeups of its body and its feet. Then while Carlos was looking through the camera eyepiece Gerald swung his neck and hit him against his head.

“It came out of nowhere and Carlos didn’t even see it coming. He wasn’t aware of the danger.

“I knew he had a severe head trauma. But I never thought he would die.”

Mr Carvalho won a Cannes Lion award for a South African Childline public service announcement in 2003 and was the director of photography for The Forgotten Kingdom, the first feature film produced in Lesotho.

Tributes were paid on Facebook to the father-of-two from Johannesburg as a “wonderful human being”.

Chris Roland said: “Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Carlos Carvalho, a very nice guy and talented DOP [director of photography] I had the honour of working with twice. A great loss to the industry. Farewell Carlos!”

Props master Thabiso Mohapi said: “RIP my brother! Meeting and greeting you that morning at breakfast shooting the first scenes of the morning didn’t know it was our last time together.”




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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:02 am 
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Not sure if it's a Darwin Award candidate. It's a tragic accident involving an animal that may would consider to be quite tame.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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assfly wrote:
Not sure if it's a Darwin Award candidate. It's a tragic accident involving an animal that may would consider to be quite tame.


Waving round a boom in front of a giraffe is pretty up there in dumb tbf


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:10 am 
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That's what Steve Irwin said ... .preceded by crikey...

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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:22 am 
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Waving round a boom in front of a giraffe is pretty up there in dumb tbf


Perhaps in hindsight, but it sounds like it should have been used to being filmed.

I thought the point of a Darwin Award is a death that happened in the most outrageous circumstances.

Giraffes are generally quite docile animals. Giraffe Manor is down the road from where I live and we regularly take our kids there to feed the giraffes.

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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:31 am 
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That's a very unfortunate way to go, they seem pretty tame at times.

Having said that when I was safariing one time we came across two having a fight. Really strange to watch, two giraffes standing side by side taking turns to do a big looping headbutt into each others chest. But the sound from the headbutts was something else.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:32 am 
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Fair call

Depends on how much the know about giraffes I guess and didn't think a boom would look like another giraffe.

Because giraffes stake dominance by smacking their necks together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60SZ7Hk0wdQ


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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assfly wrote:
Not sure if it's a Darwin Award candidate. It's a tragic accident involving an animal that may would consider to be quite tame.

Not a Darwin in a million years.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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assfly wrote:
Dark wrote:
Waving round a boom in front of a giraffe is pretty up there in dumb tbf


Perhaps in hindsight, but it sounds like it should have been used to being filmed.

I thought the point of a Darwin Award is a death that happened in the most outrageous circumstances.

Giraffes are generally quite docile animals. Giraffe Manor is down the road from where I live and we regularly take our kids there to feed the giraffes.

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My wife has wanted to go to Giraffe Manor for many years.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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My wife has wanted to go to Giraffe Manor for many years.


It's lovely, but somewhat overpriced. They really cash in on the "once in a lifetime" idea behind it.

For anyone looking for a nostalgic experience of colonial Kenya, it's a must.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:15 am 
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Dark wrote:
assfly wrote:
Not sure if it's a Darwin Award candidate. It's a tragic accident involving an animal that may would consider to be quite tame.


Waving round a boom in front of a giraffe is pretty up there in dumb tbf

Yeah I'm onboard with that. Dumbcúnts gotta dumbcúnt.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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Less a Darwin, mich more an Irwin.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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assfly wrote:
Not sure if it's a Darwin Award candidate. It's a tragic accident involving an animal that may would consider to be quite tame.

Not a Darwin in a million years.


He did ignore the safety instructions and not treat a bloody great giraffe as though it was a wild animal. Might not have been oblivious as the Japanese tourists who attempted to sit on a Hippo, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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Turbogoat wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
assfly wrote:
Not sure if it's a Darwin Award candidate. It's a tragic accident involving an animal that may would consider to be quite tame.

Not a Darwin in a million years.


He did ignore the safety instructions and not treat a bloody great giraffe as though it was a wild animal. Might not have been oblivious as the Japanese tourists who attempted to sit on a Hippo, though.

I take it that didn’t end well.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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Not as bad as this poor guy. Awful way to go.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 35806.html


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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Not as bad as this poor guy. Awful way to go.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 35806.html


One thing I'm starting to appreciate about smart phones, is they're usefulness is culling out the less smart members of the human race.

The whole selfie thing is remarkable efficient at wiping out whole swaths of cretins :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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assfly wrote:
Not sure if it's a Darwin Award candidate. It's a tragic accident involving an animal that may would consider to be quite tame.


Father of two can't get a Darwin award. (unless takes the kids with him)


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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frillage wrote:
assfly wrote:
Not sure if it's a Darwin Award candidate. It's a tragic accident involving an animal that may would consider to be quite tame.


Father of two can't get a Darwin award. (unless takes the kids with him)


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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Less a Darwin, mich more an Irwin.



I agree - both had already bred and spread the stupid.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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With the power of cameras today, the quality of pics and photoshop, why would anyone even need a 'closeup'?


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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Nieghorn wrote:
With the power of cameras today, the quality of pics and photoshop, why would anyone even need a 'closeup'?


niegh, would anyone need a pic whatsoever, with a dangerous shit, at all...


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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Wasn't there some kiwi lady that took a swim in some croc infested lake in Queensland and was eaten for her troubles? Terrible way to go but you have to wonder what the hell she was thinking.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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fishfoodie wrote:
YOYO wrote:
Not as bad as this poor guy. Awful way to go.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 35806.html


One thing I'm starting to appreciate about smart phones, is they're usefulness is culling out the less smart members of the human race.

The whole selfie thing is remarkable efficient at wiping out whole swaths of cretins :thumbup:


i have seen a few dozen of those vids (gore) on multiple sites where an idiot with a phone gets killed because he was wither not paying attention or trying to take selfies with dangerous animals..


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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Another mobile phone selfie attempt goes wrong....

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A British woman and her Australian partner have fallen to their deaths while taking a selfie on a wall at a beach in Portugal, according to local media.

The tragedy happened on the Praia dos Pescadores near Ericeira on the country's west coast.

The head of the rescue service at Cascais port near Lisbon, Rui Pereira da Terra, told the Lusa news agency that it was suspected that couple had been taking a selfie on a wall above the beach.

He said: "Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie.

"Since we found a mobile phone on the wall, everything suggests the victims might have been taking a selfie, when they allowed the phone to fall, leaned to grab it and fell."

One Portuguese newspaper reported that fishermen discovered the couple's bodies at about 6.30am.

The Jornal de Noticias reported: "At first the fishermen thought the corpses, from far away, might be people sleeping on the beach.

"Only when they got closer did they realise it was a dead couple and they were shocked with what they saw."

The couple have not been named but some reports say the woman was aged 30 and the man 40.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: "We are in touch with local authorities following the death of a British woman in Portugal and are providing support to her family."

The spokesperson did not confirm the nature of the incident or say how the woman died.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia said it was providing consular assistance to the family of the Australian national who died.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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True Blue wrote:
Wasn't there some kiwi lady that took a swim in some croc infested lake in Queensland and was eaten for her troubles? Terrible way to go but you have to wonder what the hell she was thinking.


Presume the Croc was blind ?


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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backrow wrote:
True Blue wrote:
Wasn't there some kiwi lady that took a swim in some croc infested lake in Queensland and was eaten for her troubles? Terrible way to go but you have to wonder what the hell she was thinking.


Presume the Croc was blind ?

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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True Blue wrote:
Wasn't there some kiwi lady that took a swim in some croc infested lake in Queensland and was eaten for her troubles? Terrible way to go but you have to wonder what the hell she was thinking.
Lack of knowledge and awareness I presume. My Brother-in-law’s ex-wife lost her sister in the same way in South Africa, Lake St Lucia in 2000. Just an awful experience for the family.


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 Post subject: Re: Darwin Award #133667
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It can't be a Darwin award because he was a father of 2 - he's already passed his genes on.
Edit - spot the man that didn't read the earlier posts :blush: :blush:


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