A suspected rhino poacher has been trampled on by an elephant then eaten by a pride of lions in Kruger National Park. It just goes to show 'you don't mess with nature!'
Recently, in a truly ironic turn of events, a poacher who broke into a national park in South Africa has kicked the bucket in the wake of being trampled to death by an elephant. Unfortunately, the poacher's body was unable to be rescued as it was almost completely eaten by lions.
The incident, which included four other men who are presently thought to be in police custody, took place in South Africa's Kruger National Park. According to reports, police lifted the four escaping men up outside the nature reserve as they recounted how an irate elephant had trampled one of their team members to death in the wake of getting frightened.
At the time of the occurrence, they were endeavoring to hunt an endangered rhino. In the wake of learning of the elephant assault, officers from the recreation center set off quickly to try to discover the man. His body was found in a region of the recreation center called Crocodile Bridge.
They likewise took a little plane in an attempt to discover his body, yet their endeavors were ineffective. The following morning, the search continued for the man's body. Officers guaranteed the upset family of the poacher that they would do their level best to recover his body.
In any case, following a few days they discovered his body, however, realized that it had been almost completely eaten by a pride of lions while lying in the reserve. Nonetheless, they effectively figured out how to recover a portion of his garments and his eviscerated head.
The Kruger National Park overseeing official, Glenn Phillips, stated, "Entering the Kruger illegally and on foot is not wise as it holds very many dangers and this incident is clear evidence of that. It was very sad to see the daughters of the deceased man mourning the loss of their father, and worse still, only being able to recover very little of his remains."
Phillips additionally extended his sympathies to the family of the expired man and expressed gratitude to the search party for their endeavors to recover the man and offer 'some closure' to the family. However, it's not the only episode of this sort in South Africa lately. A year ago no less than three poachers were eaten by lions at the Sibuya Game Reserve in the nation's Eastern Province.
The recreation center's proprietor affirmed that just various body parts, a solitary shoe, their rifles, and a hatchet were recovered. He said: "We found enough body parts which suggest to us the lions ate at least three of them but it is thick bush out there and there could be more bodies out there. We are of course saddened at any loss of life but these men came to kill our animals and this sends out a powerful message to poachers that you will not always be the winner."