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    South African lions eat poacher, leaving just his head

    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.

    Lion poaching has been on the rise in Limpopo province in recent years.

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    The big cats' body parts are sometimes used in traditional medicine, both within Africa and beyond.

    Wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation says lion bones and other body parts are increasingly sought-after in South East Asia, where they are sometimes used as a substitute for tiger bones.

    leaving just his head

    In January 2017, three male lions were found poisoned in Limpopo with their paws and heads cut off.

    South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head - BBC News

    'leaving just his head'

    It will look great stuffed and mounted above the fireplace back at the den!

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    Hah. Excellent!

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    FT Lions 1 Poacher 0 (Lion 1, header).

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    The poacher probably had bad breath so they left the head ,

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    Nice to have a feel-good news story once in a while instead of all the murder and crime.

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    "They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains."
    Maybe in anticipation of a football game after lunch.

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    Q: How do you know the poacher had dandruff?

    A: They found his Head & Shoulders.

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    GO LIONS!

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    Fair enuff.

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    Small casket, anyway...RIPieces...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Q: How do you know the poacher had dandruff?

    A: They found his Head & Shoulders.
    Yeah.
    A Fijian diving mate got taken by a shark....we only found his head and shoulders, and his hips.
    Just saying. Bad memory.

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    Sounds like a great place for the Thai poacher to go for his next hunt.

    Reminded me of the Korean gent who didnt want to pay to get into the zoo, climbed over 2 fences and ended up in the lions enclosure, a sure thing for a Darwin award.

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    Great story! Well done!

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    Should bring back the Roman bestiarii for those convicted of poaching.



    Tickets would sell out in seconds.

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    ^ Yeah, sold out to mouth-breather Trumpettes and narcissists with acute schadenfreude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    Sounds like a great place for the Thai poacher to go for his next hunt.

    Reminded me of the Korean gent who didnt want to pay to get into the zoo, climbed over 2 fences and ended up in the lions enclosure, a sure thing for a Darwin award.
    Perhaps they're two seperate incidents, but I believe he was Chinese. Just last year. There's one of those animated reconstructions on yt.

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    Too bad TD's big game hunter, Rick 'Danger' Thai, isn't still around to read this heartwarming tale.

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    Was he a Head Hunter maybe?

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    ^Not unless you count giving head to his gun bearer Joma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    but I believe he was Chinese. Just last year.
    Another incident sprung to mind from 2016.

    Chinky woman driving their car in a tiger safari park goes to change seats with the passenger by getting out and walking around the other side.


    Unfortunately she didn't half dilly-dally about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    FT Lions 1 Poacher 0 (Lion 1, header).
    Probably explains where all the profits have been going

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    I thought I was having a bad day, be somewhat of a spoiler realising you were being consumed

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    You'd think they'd have some something for hand-to-claw combat, just in case. A pistol or amulet or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Rick 'Danger' Thai

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    They aren't called Kings of the jungle for nothing.

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