Tuesday 13 November 2018

Rhino poachers eaten by lions in South Africa

Lions were heard making a commotion on Monday
Lions were heard making a commotion on Monday

Joe Brock

At least two rhino poachers were eaten by lions on a South African game reserve, the owner of the lodge said yesterday.

A ranger taking guests at the Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape on a safari drive on Tuesday afternoon discovered human remains close to a pride of lions.

"We suspect two were killed, possibly three," Sibuya owner Nick Fox said.

An axe and three pairs of shoes and gloves were found later when police and an anti-poaching unit arrived. The lions had been heard making a commotion in the early hours of Monday.

"We thought they must have been rhino poachers but the axe confirmed it," Mr Fox said.

Irish Independent

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