Lions Kill And Eat Suspected Poacher




Lions Kill And Eat Suspected Poacher
Lions Kill And Eat Suspected Poacher  

A suspected poacher was found dead last week after being killed and partially eaten by lions, according to reports out of South Africa.

The victim was attacked on Friday night. His remains were discovered on Saturday at a private game reserve near Kruger National Park, Sky News reported.

"It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions," Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP. "They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains."

A loaded hunting rifle was also found near the remains.

Initial reports indicated that the victim may have been a farmworker whose tractor stalled and was attacked by the lions as he attempted to walk home, local news site The Citizen reported. That man was later found safe.

Now, authorities believe the suspect was trying to illegally hunt the protected big cats. They are still working to identify the body.

"The process of identifying the deceased has already commenced and it might be made possible by the fact that his head is amongst the remains that were found at the scene," Ngoepe told SowetanLIVE.

South Africa's IOL said several lions were poisoned in the same region last year. Their heads and paws were also chopped off.

National Geographic reported that the region was known more for rhino poaching rather than lion poaching. However, lion parts are sometimes used in traditional medicine.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Ratings Firms
Ratings Firms 'Positive' About South Africa Budget, Treasury Says

Rating companies Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings responded positively to decisions taken in South Africa's budget, Treasury Deputy Director-General Monale Ratsoma said.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Latin America

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.