Illegal Poacher Eaten Alive By Wild Lions In South Africa
The lions devoured the poacher leaving little behind for evidence
A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten alive by lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa according to police reports.
The lions devoured the poacher leaving little behind for evidence, however, there were somebody parts found near the 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 are still yet to establish the full intensity of the victim, but there was a loaded hunting rifle and ammunition found close to the body according to too South African website Eyewitness News reports.
Just last year, a prolific wildlife hunter responsible for killing elephants, lions, giraffes, cheetahs and other exotic animals met his match after he was eaten alive by two crocodiles off the bank of the Limpopo River in South Africa.
Scott van Zyl was a professional wildlife hunter who bragged about his killings by displaying them as trophies. He also posed for pictures with the dead animals in a shocking display of Animal Cruelty.
BBC reports: Lion poaching has been on the rise in Limpopo province in recent years. 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.
In January 2017, three male lions were found poisoned in Limpopo with their paws and heads cut off.