Lions Eat South African Poacher, Leaving Just His Head
(ANTIMEDIA) South Africa — An unidentified man suspected of being a poacher was killed and eaten by a pack of lions over the weekend near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, according to local media reports.
What little remained of the man was found in a private game reserve in the northern province of Limpopo. Authorities initially believed the deceased to be an employee who had gotten stuck while driving a tractor, but that individual has since been verified to be alive.
A rifle and ammunition were found near the mostly-devoured body, leading investigators to suspect the man had been illegally poaching in the area.
“It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions,” Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told Agence France-Presse (AFP). “They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains.”
Police say South Africa’s Department of Homeland Affairs has been called