Monday, April 08, 2019

Weird Monday (Bad Karma Edition). The Jungle does not waste...the circle of life is real...

via NY Times
A man suspected of being a rhino poacher was killed last week by an elephant and his remains devoured by a pride of lions at a South African park, officials said.

Rangers at Kruger National Park and other searchers found only a human skull and a pair of pants, the park said in a statement on Friday.

Four of the dead man’s accomplices were arrested, the authorities said.

The man’s accomplices told his relatives that they had been in the park to poach rhinos on Tuesday night when he was killed by an elephant, local officials said.

A search party, including rangers on foot and members of the park’s air wing, searched the area that was described by the family but could not find the body because light was fading, the statement said. Searchers found the remains on Thursday morning.

The managing executive of the park, Glenn Phillips, offered his condolences to the family of the dead man, who was not identified.

“Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise,” he said in the statement. “It holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that.”

Mr. Phillips said it was sad to see the daughters of the man “mourning the loss of their father, and worse still, only being able to recover very little of his remains.”
Story here.

People forget (in the US) but as soon as you enter the wilderness you become part of the food chain.  You get seriously hurt?  No comms?  No way to get help...or help arrives too late?  You're part of the food chain.

You enter an active ecosphere with large predators and even larger herd animals wandering around and even if you're a hunter, if you're not smart, then you're lion/hyena food.

The reality?  This probably happens far more often than we know.

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