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    Poacher killed by elephant and eaten by lions in South Africa

    An elephant has killed a suspected poacher and lions have eaten his remains, with a human skull and a pair of pants all that authorities have been able to recover.
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    The man was believed to have been trying to poach rhinos in the Kruger National Park when he was killed
    Authorities have warned against entering the reserve on foot as "it holds many dangers"
    The suspected poacher's four accomplices were arrested by rangers

    The man and his accomplices entered South Africa's Kruger National Park in order to poach rhinos on April 2, according to South African National Parks.

    The family of the man, who is believed to have been trampled to death, contacted rangers who arranged an aerial and foot search the following day and arrested his four accomplices.

    However, due to failing light, they were unable to locate the man's body, and with "further information" provided by the suspected poachers, the search continued into Thursday.



    "During this search the remains of a body were discovered," South African National Parks said in a statement.

    "Indications found at the scene suggested that a pride of lions had devoured the remains, leaving only a human skull and a pair of pants."

    The Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves, is renowned for its high density of wild animals, including lions, leopards, rhinos and elephants.

    Park managing executive Glenn Phillips warned people against entering the reserve on foot, saying "it holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that".

    "It is very sad to see the daughters of the [deceased] mourning the loss of their father and, worse still, only being able to recover very little of his remains," he said in a statement.

    It is not the first time a suspected poacher has fallen victim to their prey in the Kruger National Park.

    https://www.xxx.xxx.xx/news/2019-04-...frica/10979436


    There was a similar story a year or so ago and the lions left the head in that one too. Probably the trousers too. Can't remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    An elephant has killed a suspected poacher and lions have eaten his remains, with a human skull and a pair of pants all that authorities have been able to recover.
    A good source of protein for the lions, at least he was finally good for something.

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    After getting stomped on by an elephant the poacher must have been well tenderised for the lions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    a pair of pants
    Bet they were rather well stained.


    I was chased by a wild bull elephant once on a very rural road. It certainly gets yer heart pumping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Bet they were rather well stained.


    I was chased by a wild bull elephant once on a very rural road. It certainly gets yer heart pumping.
    And your pants stained

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    Is this an example of evolution; inter-species cooperation? Lets hope its not a one off.

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    Love it ! Natural justice is always satisfying...

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