Poaching is a horrendous practice which is not uncommon in Africa. Most commonly Elephants and Rhinos are poached for their tusks among other native wildlife. The general consensus of this act is outrage -which is why the internet threw a party when the news broke that a group of Rhino poachers had been eaten by a pride of Lions at the Sibuya Game Reserve in South Africa.
Many (including myself) believe the poachers got what they had coming to them. You have to admit, it’s a movie-grade story that ends in sweet revenge. I can imagine the poachers sneaking around, looking for their victim when suddenly they get attacked. They have but a brief moment of regret before being tossed around by the jaws of the wild majestic beasts. And in their final seconds, they knew it was over. I hope they knew.
“They strayed into a pride of lions – it’s a big pride so they didn’t have too much time,” reserve owner Nick Fox, 60, told AFP news agency. “We’re not sure how many there were – there’s not much left of them.” It was reported that the remains of the poachers that were recovered at the scene were limbs, a head, and three pairs of shoes. Let that be a message to all poachers.
You have to wonder if the pride was acting purely on animalistic instinct, or if they knew what these monsters were up to and taught them a final lesson with full intent. I like to think the latter. Moral of the story? Karma will get you. Oh and don’t be a vile excuse of a human being and harm animals for personal gain.