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Rhino Poacher Becomes the Prey

Hunter in South Africa is trampled by elephants, devoured by lions
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2019 9:02 AM CDT
In this March 8, 2017 file photo, rhino at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo province, South Africa.   (AP Photo/Renee Graham, File)

(Newser) – A poacher in South Africa in search of rhino horn instead brutally met his maker courtesy of a different beast altogether. As the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, the unidentified man was hunting Tuesday with four other men when he was trampled by an elephant, then apparently eaten by a pride of lions. When park officials began searching for his remains, all they found was a pair of pants and a skull. "Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise, it holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that," says the preserve's manager. "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." The four surviving poachers have been charged. (Read more poachers stories.)

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