Rhino Poacher Reportedly Killed by Elephant Then Eaten by Lions

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target Only a pair of pants and a human skull were left after a suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and then eaten by a pack of lions in Kruger National Park, South Africa.On April 1, a group of men went to Kruger National Park to go poaching, when one of their members was suddenly attacked and killed by an elephant, said a South African Police Service press statement. According to police, the men took the poacher’s remains to the road, so passerby could find it to the morning, and they left the area, police said. Then, the group reportedly called one of the deceased man’s relatives to tell them about the tragic accident and police were immediately notified about the situation.#sapsMP Komatipoort: A human skull found in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is believed to be that of a man reportedly killed by an elephant while poaching with his accomplices on 01/04; duo arrested, rifles & ammo seized. MEhttps://t.co/XXsXpJqTjA pic.twitter.com/4Oye38Eddh— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) April 6, 2019Once a search operation was launched by police and rangers in the area, they found that the man’s remains had been devoured by a pack of lions in the park’s Crocodile Bridge section, BuzzFeed News reported.Police also searched for the deceased poacher’s accomplices. Three men between the ages of 26 and 35 were arrested and during the search operation, police seized two .375 hunting rifles and ammunition from the suspected poachers.“Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise, it holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that,” Glenn Phillips, managing executive of Kruger National Park, said in a statement. “It is very sad to see the daughters of the deceased mourning the loss of their father, and worse still, only being able to recover very little of his remains.”On Friday, the suspects appeared at the Komatipoort magistrates’ court and faced multiple charges, including conspiracy to poach, possession of ammunition and firearms without a license, and trespassing, said South African Police Service. The court remanded them in custody and they will appear in court again on Friday, April 12, pending a formal bail application.More on Geek.com:Officials Investigate Death of Bald Eagle Gunned Down in Arkansas Gigantic 17-Foot-Long Female Python Captured in EvergladesThis Giant Technicolor Squirrel Can Jump 20 Feet Highlast_img

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