Bummer: Rhino Poacher Crushed By Elephants, Eaten By Lions

Does it make me a bad person that I got a good laugh at this?


A suspected rhino poacher was trampled to death by an elephant and his body devoured by lions in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, officials said Monday.

South African rangers have recovered the skull of the man in the vast Kruger sanctuary, which has born the brunt of much of the country’s poaching crisis.

According to a park spokesman, rangers were alerted after the victim’s alleged accomplices told his family that he had been crushed to death by an elephant. (snip)

“Our field rangers looked around the area and made the unfortunate discovery of a skull. That was the only remaining part of the deceased,” Kruger national park spokesman Isaac Phaahla told AFP.

He said a pride of lions was thought to have been in the area and were believed to have devoured the man’s remains.

The other men involved were arrested and will soon have their day in court. Too bad you can’t throw them out there in the wild to fend for themselves. And, yes, I am a little extreme on certain environmental issues.

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3 Responses to “Bummer: Rhino Poacher Crushed By Elephants, Eaten By Lions”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    I saw it, laughed and shared it with others.

    A rhino poacher gets trampled by elephants and eaten by a pride of lions, so all they found was a skull and pants.

    It’s possible he was a family man trying to earn money to support an impoverished family… still funny. Sorry.

  2. Kye says:

    I saw it on the news and my reaction was the same as Vincent Price’s.

  3. Suppo says:

    Now that, my friends, is one hell of a vigilante committee! We should take note and emulate the effectiveness of a coordinated group effort to fight and prosecute crime in this country.

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