'Karma': Lions Eat Rhino Poachers

3 poachers may have been killed in South Africa
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2018 6:58 PM CDT
'Karma': Lions Eat Rhino Poachers
In this June 15, 2014 file photo, lions rest in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.   (AP Photo/Kevin Anderson, File)

In a case of poetic justice, rhino poachers were recently eaten by lions in a South African game reserve. A ranger at the Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape discovered remains of at least two, possibly three people near a pride of lions Tuesday; an ax and three pairs of shoes and gloves were later found nearby. "We thought they must have been rhino poachers but the ax confirmed it," the preserve owner says. "They use the rifle to shoot the animal and the ax to remove the horn." He adds to AFP, "The comments on our Facebook are all talking about karma and warnings." The lions had been heard making a "commotion" early Monday, Reuters reports. (More poaching stories.)

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