A dark hunter was reportedly killed by a wild lion flock in South Africa (South Africa). Not only attacked, this dark hunter is also believed to be eaten by wild lions because there is little left of his body.
As reported by AFP Monday (12/2/2018), a body was found in a bunch of shrubs which is in the area near Kruger National Park, South Africa, on Saturday (10/2) morning local time. The local police are still trying to identify the corpse.
The body was found in the area near Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, where many animals are hunted illegally. The number of animals that have been hunted illegally has increased in recent years
"It seems that the victim was hunting in the dark when he was attacked and killed by lions, they ate his body, almost everything, and just leave the hands and some other parts, "said Limpopo Police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe to AFP .
A hunting rifle full of bullets was found near the body.
Last year, several lions were found dead poisoned near a farm in the same province. The carcass of the lion was found in a state of head and palms cut off.
In Africa, the lion body parts are often used for traditional medicine. But dark hunters more often target rhinos in South Africa to meet the high demand of rhinoceros horn in China, Vietnam and several other Asian countries. Just like the lions' body parts, the rhino horn is also believed to work as a traditional medicine.
(nvc / nkn)