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  • I was discussing the crime situation in Tanzania with my friend, and he told me their car had been broken into recently.

    They had been staying in a tented camp in the Ruaha National Park, and had assumed that it would be ok to leave the camera and binoculars locked into the car for the night, as there shouldn't be anyone moving around in the park after dark.

    They got up at the crack of dawn to go on a morning game drive, and realised their car window had been broken in. Closer look revealed that the valuables were still there, but the box of oranges from the back seat was gone, and there were huge, round footprints around the car.

    They learned later that elephants love citrus, and apparently can smell if from long distances. Lesson learned: no oranges to the safari.

    (The elephants in the picture are completely unrelated to the crime)
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