Suspected Poacher Mauled to Death by Lions
Was it self-defense? Authorities at Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve in northeastern South Africa say they found the body of an apparent poacher who’d been mauled and partially eaten by a pride of lions. While the remains were badly mangled, park officials say the trespassing man’s hunting rifle and ammunition gave his intention away. They couldn’t be sure if he was targeting the cats, especially since the region’s seen a spike in rhino poaching in recent years, but lions have been found in the area missing tails, paws, skin and teeth.