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    Man gored by gaur in national park

    SA KAEO: A man was seriously wounded after being attacked by a gaur while looking for wild products in the Pang Sida National Park in Muang district on Monday.


    Booncherd Charoensuk, the national park chief, said the incident was reported at the park's office by a man, aged about 25.


    The man, who was not identified, said while he was accompanying another man, who was about 50, inside the national park looking for forest products about 20 kilometres from the park's office on Monday, they encountered a gaur.




    The gaur charged at them and rammed into the older man, who was also not identified. The man was gored in the belly.


    The younger man said he ran for his life and escaped unhurt. He walked to Ban Tha Kabak and went to the park's office to seek help.


    Mr Booncherd said park officials and rescuers from an emergency rescue of the Sa Kaeo provincial administration organisation were mobilised to launch a search, which started shortly after sunset.


    Before dawn on Tuesday, they found the man who was horned by the gaur in the belly. The man was lying on the ground with a large, deep wound.


    The rescuers took him to Sa Kaew Hospital for treatment.

    Man gored by gaur in national park

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    I had to google 'gaur'....



    I don't believe that thing really exists.

    Is it supposed to be a cross between a water buffalo and a fruitbat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I don't believe that thing really exists
    Certainly does. My MiL for example.

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    I had read about the gaur before moving to Thailand (the first time) in the mid-80s. Went to Khao Yai kind of hoping that I might see one. Saw nothing, not even people back then. Except an enormous cobra the width of the road.

    You'd need to be extraordinarily lucky, or unlucky, to meet one today. Wonderful to know that they are still out there.

    The kouprey, the symbol of the Wildlife Fund Thailand, then and still, is a smaller relative of the gaur. Probably extinct now.

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    Pangsida ...there be dragons

    We've been through to a lookout point, maybe where this guy was headed, get permission from gate staff then a further 23km dirt road deep into the park. There was another lookout area that mentioned gaur

    No doubt it's a standard joke, as we were on a motorbike, in reasonable English, guard asked us to look out for wildlife, elephants and tigers and report back on our return. He suggested we keep the windows up in case of tiger, and to take a photo if we did see one. Had to swerve for piles of elephant dung, closest we got to large wildlife. Lots of butterflies though.



    Spot the gaur

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    They have a gaur in Korat zoo. Not the same as seeing one in the wild but still an impressive animal to see close up.

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    could the headline be shortened ?

    man gaur'd

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    ^Beat me to it.

    Certainly lives up to it's name.

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    Blimey... Not to be fuk'd with!


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    Nickname of asian bison

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    What do they taste like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Certainly does. My MiL for example.

    Poor old MILs.
    Always get a bad rap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Nickname of asian bison

    And native, for the most part.
    Dependent on the variety of creature one is speaking of.

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    Today's gaur news

    Thongdee, friendly gaur of Wang Nam Khieo



    7 April 2020

    NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A wandering 8-year-old male gaur has become a familiar sight for people in Wang Nam Khieo district, near Khao Yai National Park.

    Although wild, he is said to be quite tame and local people have dubbed him Thongdee, the friendly gaur.

    Chokdee Paralokanond, the owner of Suan Lung Chok farm in Wang Nam Khieo district, said Thongdee last visited his farm about 5.10pm on Monday.



    He said Thongdee was the offspring of a female gaur was raised by Khao Yai national park officials, and given the name Mali, and a wild gaur bull from the forest.


    Thongdee was always allowed to range free. He first roamed the Pha Kradat area in the Khao Yai National Park in Pak Chong district. After the forests of Pak Chong were cut down to make way for hotels, resorts and golf courses, Thongdee was seen feeding near Khlong Sai, Khlong Thurian and Chao Khun villages in Wang Nam Khieo district, where he became familiar to the local people.
    Last edited by prawnograph; 07-04-2020 at 03:22 PM.

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    They are big (or rather, it is big...).

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    Tune in for Thongdee's obituary next week.

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