Thursday, 4 December 2014

Namibian soccer elephants | Слоны футболисты Намибии

Khorixas Conradie Stadium was visited by four elephants recently, animals pushed the fence down and gained entry to the pitch last week.

A security guard at Khorixas known only as Bernard told reporters that a noise was heard at around four o'clock in the morning and he witnessed four bulls in the pitch.

According to the guard, the pitch was being watered in preparation for a soccer game that was due to take place over the weekend. He believes that animals were attracted by the water and they usually come to drink water at the sewerage dams which is about a kilometer from the stadium.
To add insult to injury, the elephants left the pitch strewn with dung. One of the soccer players said that team had to pick up the dung and make sure everything was cleaned up before the visitors arrive. It was everywhere. He hopes the elephants won't stop by again, as players are also training at night making it quite dangerous.