Feb 102012

Following discovery of the body of a baby elephant by railway tracks near Wimbledon Common, police say they’re looking for a hirsute elderly gentleman, short and stocky of build, with a white beard, distinctive conical nose and generally avuncular appearance, who locals say has been organising regular poaching trips in the area with his young nephews. Claims by the Daily Mail that he’s of East European origin, possibly Bulgarian, remain unconfirmed.

[This piece originally appeared in Smoke 16. Photo by Kevin Quarmby.]
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