Three poachers are EATEN by lions after the men broke into South African nature reserve to slaughter rhinos for their horns
A gang of poachers who broke into a South African game reserve to hunt rhinos came off second best when they were attacked and eaten by a pride of hungry lions.
At least three hunters are believed to have been devoured by the predators, judging by the bloody scene on the Sibuya Game Reserve near Kenton-on-Sea in Eastern Province, South Africa.
One head and a number of bloodied body parts and limbs have been recovered from the area, along with three pairs of empty shoes.
Mr Fox said: '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.'