The hiking continued the next day. But instead of finding elephants, the team bumped into five poachers who had killed an elephant and were feasting on its flesh. The poachers, one Bantu and five Bakas, had set up a tent near one of the Bais. Here they were able to poach the elephants. They were armed with guns, bullets, matches and axes. A game guard, Jacques Mobouem confiscated the equipment and set the tents on fire.
That’s not something you’re apt to see in your state park in North America. (The linked story is, alas, a rather staid account of what probably was a far more interesting adventure. They should’ve taken me along; I coulda sexed it up real good.)