The hunter's unabashed killing of animals, several others of which she also posted online, has thrust her into the national spotlight - forcing her to try to defend a practice which, as of late, has been roundly condemned.
"To me it's not just killing an animal, it's the hunt,'' she said on TODAY. "There's a lot of personal things in my life that have happened recently that have added to that. I won't get into that or disclose those feelings. Everybody just thinks we're cold-hearted killers, and it's not that. There is a connection with the animal, and just because we hunt them doesn't mean we don't have a respect for them. Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously very quickly."
Oddly enough given her remarks, prior to killing the giraffe the hunter evidently felt comfortable enough to approach him for a selfie.