Agence France-Presse reports:
A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim’s body. The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park near Hoedspruit in the northern province of Limpopo, where animals have been poached in increasing numbers over recent years. A loaded hunting rifle was found near the body on Saturday morning. Police are trying to establish the victim’s identity. Last year, several lions were found poisoned near a farm in the same province with their heads and paws sawn off.