Five menhave been attacked by the lion that they were hunting outside theKruger National Park in South Africa.
While three managed to climb a tree, and another ran away, the fifth man was mauled to death, along with his two dogs.
The men were hunting big game illegally, as none had licences, and
While we don’t condone killing an endangered species for sport (the EOL classes the status of the lion species as ‘vulnerable’), describingthe death of a 24-year-old man as ‘poetic justice’ for the death of an animal, is perhaps a bit strong.
Our thoughts are with Matome Mahlale’s family at this difficult time.