Lions eat alleged poachers who snuck into South African game reserve

PHOTO: Lion, Photo Date: undated Pixabay via MGN

WASHINGTON (Circa) — Officials in South Africa say two or three alleged poachers were killed by lions at a South African game reserve.

It is believed that the poachers were mauled to death. BBC reports a high profiled rifle, a silencer, wirecutters and an axe were found at the scene. CNN also reports three pairs of boots and gloves were discovered.

“We’re almost 100% sure this is connected to rhino poaching,” Sibuya Game Reserve owner Nick Fox told CNN.

Six lions who were near the scene of the incident were tranquilized as the area was being searched and remains were being recovered.

Fox told AFP that the alleged poachers entered the reserve late at night on Sunday.

“They strayed into a pride of lions – it’s a big pride so they didn’t have too much…

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