Three people suspected to be poachers broke into a game reserve in South Africa and were killed and eaten by Lions.
The incident happened at the Sibuya game reserve where a head and several body parts were found in South-Africa’s Eastern province near Kenton-on-sea. several hunting rifles, wire cutters, an axe as well as three pairs of shoes were also found which led authorities to believe the victims were poachers.
Authorities believe the men were rhino poachers who had broken in to steal rhino tusks but were attacked and killed by the lions.
According to the owner of the reserve, Nick Fox, 60, said: “We found enough body parts and three pairs of empty shoes which suggest to us that the lions ate at least three of them but it is thick bush and there could be more.
He said further….
“They came heavily armed with hunting rifles and axes which we have recovered and enough food to last them for several days so we suspect they were after all of our rhinos here. But the lions are our watchers and guardians and they picked the wrong pride and became a meal.”
Confirming the deaths, a police spokesperson said the items found would be taken to a laboratory to confirm if the group were really poachers.
Captain Mali Govender said: “We do not know identities but firearms have been taken by the police and will be sent to the ballistics laboratory to see if they have been used in poaching before.”