Poacher Killed Devoured by Locals
Poacher Killed then Eaten
Cristal M Clark
In a turn of the tables here, a would be poacher was out doing what a would be poacher does when a sweet loving elephant trampled him, killed him then he was promptly eaten by hungry lions. This is really in all reality a case of wildlife gaining a rather extraordinary upper hand and turning the tables on the hunter who kills for fun.
I never understood the fun in killing something just for the hell of it, they kill just to be able to say they hunted and murdered something they just want to post pictures of, dead on social media and in the case of a poacher, they kill to harvest things like a rhinos horn.
According to news reports coming out of Kruger National Park, South Africa, “Only a skull and a pair of trousers remained after the suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and then eaten by lions.”
I’m guessing the wildlife in the area could care less about posting posed pictures of their human kill on Facebook, posing his rotting dead corpse for the world to see as if it were a trophy, they’d rather eat the guy and shocking these animals are not harvesting any part of the guy as an aphrodisiac.
The poacher entered the park with four others and the purpose was to poach rhinos when things went a little sideways for the poacher.
In case you were wondering, the African rhino is targeted for its horn because of the belief among some who practice Eastern medicine, the horn has benefits as an aphrodisiac, making it more valuable than cocaine in parts of the world.
“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.”
Of the others, well the four individuals who joined the illegal hunt were arrested Wednesday by the South African Police Service, and officers continue to investigate what happened.
Kruger National Park is considered an intensive protection zone, and the government employs a range of resources to deter poaching, including aircraft, dogs, special rangers and an environmental crime investigation unit but do they really need all of that when the wildlife in the park tends to take matters into its own hands?
Cristal M Clark