Poachers should learn to not mess with mother nature and to find other ways of making money illegally. Why can’t they all just switch to Nigerian Prince scammers. That’s where poachers are on the Integrity scale, so it would be easy for them to switch.
Three poachers can’t even make that decision anymore because they were eaten after a pride of lions found them at the Sibuya Game Reserve Kenton-on-Sea in Eastern Province, South Africa. Park rangers found hunting rifles with silencers along with other things like food that would last for days, an axe to cut rhino horns off and more.
A helicopter has been surveying the reserve to see if there are anymore poachers in the area, but it seems there only three so far.
Nick Fox who is the owner of the reserve let out a press release on Facebook saying:
We found enough body parts and three pairs of empty shoes which suggest to us that the lions ate at least three of them but it is thick bush and there could be more.
They came heavily armed with hunting rifles and axes which we have recovered and enough food to last them for several days so we suspect they were after all of our rhinos here. But the lions are our watchers and guardians and they picked the wrong pride and became a meal.”
“Whilst we are saddened at any loss of life the poachers came here to kill our animals and this sends out a very clear message to any other poachers that you will not always be the winner.
The lions may have eaten more of them it is difficult to tell as the area is very thick with bush and you cannot be sure what they have taken off to feed on elsewhere.”
“The best estimate we have so far is that three of the gang were eaten.
They were armed with high powered rifles with silencers, an axe for the horns, wire cutters and side arms, so were clearly intent on killing rhinos and cutting off their horns.”
An investigation is under way and Police spokeswoman Captain Mali Govender said that:
“We do not know identities but firearms have been taken by the police and will be sent to the ballistics laboratory to see if they have been used in poaching before.”
Just the other day we told you about how a Rhino was killed for even the smallest bit of horn. Poaching continues to be a problem and we must do everything possible to stop it.
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