Poachers meet an untimely death after they get mauled by a pride of lions whilst trying to hunt down rhinos – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
September 18, 2018

Poachers meet an untimely death after they get mauled by a pride of lions whilst trying to hunt down rhinos

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A group of poachers got more than they bargained for they as became the victims of an attack by a pride of lions at a South African game reserve.

According to reports in South Africa, the group which consisted of at least three people were mauled to death and eaten by the lions, after they broke into the Sibuya Game Reserve, in Eastern Province, South Africa on Tuesday.

It is believed the poachers met their untimely demise after the lions prevented them from entering the reserve to hunt down the nearby rhinos.

Although the exact death toll is yet to be confirmed by authorities, it is believed that at least three people were inside the enclosure after staff working at the reserve found three arms, a human head and other limbs on the ground.

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Staff working at the reserve say they believe the poachers were looking to slay a number of rhinos and take their horns, however as they made their way into the reserve they were quickly attacked by the lions.

Meanwhile authorities investigating the incident say they found a large quantity of food supplies belonging to the poachers which suggests they planned on spending a number of days at the reserve in order to hunt down the rhinos.

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