South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head

OrbitalDawn

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A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say.

The animals left little behind, but some body parts were found over the weekend at a game park near Hoedspruit.

"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."

Police have not yet established the victim's identity. A loaded hunting rifle and ammunition were found next to the body, South African website Eyewitness News reports.
 

konfab

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"It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions
You go poaching, you are not a victim. This pr!ck deserves his fate.
 

neoprema

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Do they put poachers down? So why should the animals be put down.
Something about once it has tasted "human" flesh it develops a flavor for it and becomes a risk to any humans - that they wouldnt normally have done.

Its not the Lion's fault though, its squarely humans fault.
 
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